Concept Merchandiser

New York, NY, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion
Company Description

Are you looking for a new opportunity with excellent prospects for future development? Here at COS we are looking for a

Concept Merchandiser

to join our North America team based in New York. This role will report directly to the COS NA Head of Merchandising.

This role will drive profitable net growth through maximizing sales. You will be responsible for driving the commercial plan in collaboration with Store Sales Team, based on collection beliefs and focuses.

Job Description

What you will do:

  • Adapt the global commercial beliefs to local needs throughout the commercial planning on concept level
  • Analyze sales weekly, optimize net selling through setting clear commercial focuses, work closely with Visual Merchandising and Marketing to drive strategies that maximize product availability and quantify KPI goals and execute through to follow up
  • Maximize selling potential by securing the right space management in store according to the current stock situation and sales drivers
  • Supply organization with commercial focuses in order to set the right priorities to drive concept both short and long term
  • Act on the sales opportunities/threats together with your Regional sales team
  • Review your commercial plan periodically, reactive to latest trends, and set quantified improvements for next year.
  • Create analysis, drive reporting efficiencies, and hindsight seasonal and quarterly finding
  • Work closely with store, e-commerce, and supply chain merchants to ensure holistic, omni approach that maximizes selling via product availability
  • Set the allocation strategy on store segments for your concept and update it in correspondence to selling and stock
  • Maximize selling in store by securing stock levels support sales and minimize reductions
  • Follow up size availability in store and give feedback on supply chain setup
  • Optimize stock balance between new and previous seasons with allocation and weekly active pushes
  • Act with replenishment when demand exceeds supply or vice versa
  • Responsible for reduction cost of your concept. Optimize the effect of reductions through sale, activities and price adjustments.


We are looking for:

  • Past merchandising experience
  • Sales-driven, customer-focused and results-oriented
  • Analytical and fluent with excel data and reporting
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work cross functionally
  • Must be able to make decisions and take own initiative
  • Ability to coach and train all levels of employees on subject expert knowledge
  • Minimum 20% domestic and international travel is required

Additional Information

Over the last 10 years we have carefully built a culture where our people are supported, inspired and encouraged to be the best they can. Our brand is creative, forward thinking and modern; choosing longevity over passing trends.

We set the bar high at COS; we are committed to recruiting great people, offering an environment where talent is recognised and valued. We believe that a diverse workforce plays an important role in the success of COS. We celebrate individual differences and appreciate the contribution that all our colleagues make.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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