Associate Merchandiser, Men's

Nautica
New York Metropolitan Area, USA
Posted 12 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail

The Associate Merchandiser is responsible for providing organizational support to the Merchandising team and partnering with the Senior Merchandiser on the running of the day-to-day business. The Associate Merchandiser leverages organizational & analytical skills, as well an eye for relevant trends, to support the brand and the achievement of financial goals.

Position Responsibilities:

• Develops and executes merchandising strategies, in partnership with the Senior Merchandiser, that maximize sales, margin, inventory turnover, visual presentation and customer satisfaction.

• Reviews & reacts to sales performance and selling reports for specific categories of ownership.

• Plans and executes pricing strategies in accordance with fiscal responsibilities, maximizing sales, margin, & inventory management for specific categories of ownership across stores & ecommerce businesses.

• Develops assortment plans, sales forecasts, & analyzes sales figures for specific categories of ownership.

• Responsible for the full life cycle of the Purchase Order as well as markdowns: Issue and maintain all purchase orders and reconciliation between IP and Garpac systems; Follow up with cross functional teams to ensure timely delivery of goods; Responsible to maintain planned receipt flow and communicating any issues that arise; Manage markdowns for both stores and e-commerce.

• Responsible for creating and maintaining all necessary reporting (including, but not limited to: weekly selling reports, Hindsight reports, store reports, best sellers).

• Maintain data integrity both in systems and published documentation (including Seasonal Buys, Seasonal Compass, Product Overview Sheets).

• Competitive Patterning: Assists in monitoring industry trends and in evaluating competition both in-stores and online; Track pricing and promotions of competitors to ensure we are in-line; propose ideas to help drive our business based on findings.

Position Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree; focus in Fashion Merchandising

• 3 to 4 years’ experience in a buying or merchandising role

• Prior experience in men’s sportswear preferred

• Sense of urgency, flexibility, ability to multi-task

• Strong knowledge of and ability to apply retail math concepts

• Strong organization skills and attention to detail

• Strong written and oral communication skills

• Excellent computer skills including MS Word and Excel

• Strong analytical skills, with an emphasis on spreadsheet applications

• Open-minded and positive attitude with the ability to partner cross-functionally and grow relationships

• Must possess strong business acumen, and the ability to quickly assess a new environment and develop solutions that support the business strategy and critical objectives

• Must be creative with a strategic mindset along with the ability to turn concepts into action

• Must have strong relationship building and influence skills

• Must be able to think strategically as well as manage the day-to-day responsibilities

• Must be willing to embody a culture of taking smart risks and innovating to win

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