Associate Merchandiser (Apparel)

Southern Tide
Spartanburg, SC, USA
Posted 5 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail

Position requires individual to live in the Greenville, SC area.

At Southern Tide, our mission is to share our love for the coastal lifestyle through premium products, experiences, and service.

We offer competitive benefits packages which may include generous vacation policy, health and wellness coverage, 401k with company match, discounted stock purchasing, options for education reimbursement, and amazing product discounts! We value work-life balance and offer a flexible corporate office environment.

The Associate Merchandiser helps identify, develop and execute product strategies and initiatives while assisting with managing the product lifecycle, product information and seasonal calendars for Southern Tide. The incumbent works cross-functionally to blend analytics and creative thinking to create a successful line that is true to the Southern Tide aesthetic and excites the customer.

Crew Position:

  • Communicate cross-functionally between sales channels, marketing, design, planning, sourcing, and production teams to maintain corporate calendar and deliver on-time product
  • Work closely with the sales team to research and combine sales data and customer shopping patterns, creating a plan that will drive business.
  • Generate and share weekly, monthly, and seasonal sales reporting that includes actionable takeaways.
  • Become the expert in current selling analysis and current fashion trends to minimize changes to the line.
  • Conduct competitive shopping analysis to evaluate product white space opportunities
  • Assist manager in competitive retail pricing strategies
  • Collaborate with design team daily to help create product that is true to the Southern Tide brand
  • Responsible for the organization, maintenance, and presentation of product line samples
  • Assist in the preparation of and attend all major merchandising milestone meetings
  • Partner with manager to bring any quality/delivery concerns to the table and offer creative solutions to help resolve these concerns
  • Serve as a product expert showcasing knowledge of product and stages of the product development process
  • Attend all fit meetings to be the voice of the customer while holding design and technical design teams responsible for calendar deadlines and margin targets

What all hands on deck looks like...

  • Acute attention to detail and excellent time management
  • Strong analytical skills and discipline to summarize conclusions and recommendations.
  • Independent self-starter with the ability to interpret seasonal concepts.
  • Ability to balance and execute multiple product functions simultaneously.
  • Ability to quickly analyze and prioritize work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with the ability to effectively communicate at all levels within the oral.
  • Positive attitude and the willingness to work in a team-oriented environment.

Know the ropes...

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Merchandising, Business, or related program degree preferred.
  • Generally, 2+ years of experience in merchandising, or related field.
  • High proficiency in standard Microsoft Office programs, experience utilizing Excel analytical tools (formulas, pivot tables, etc.)

Southern Tide is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

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