Merchandise Assistant - Athleta Franchise

Gap Inc.
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted 11 days ago
Full timeMerchandising
About the Role

In this role, you will develop, execute and drive inclusive merchandise strategies that delight the customer while meeting or exceeding the financial goals of the business. As the commercial backbone of the product development process, you will work closely with your cross functional partners using customer insights, market data and business performance to bring great products to market that amaze and delight our customers. You will own the product-level P and L, drive results and closely monitor the health of your categories ensuring product and assortments are commercially-viable and drive profitable growth. You're 100% accountable and empowered to see things through to the end.

What You'll Do
  • Develop and drive merchandise assortments that meet global, digital and regional customer needs aligned to the overall department strategy, resulting in increased earnings
  • Coordinate with Design, Visual Merchandising and Production partners on product strategies and requirements to ensure customer needs are met, AUC profitability and speed to market while keeping a customer inclusivity and belonging lens
  • Organize with Inventory Management on seasonal investment strategy by market to ensure big ideas and growth drivers are protected
  • Identify business opportunities and risks in season through analyzing and communicating sales performance gathering marketplace information
  • Coordinate samples
  • Use established tools and procedures to identify, organize and categorize information
  • Exchange job related information to provide routine support on an ongoing basis
  • Ensure franchise merchandising and business systems are properly maintained, checked for accuracy, and changes are made in a timely manner with appropriate follow-up 
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of cross-functional teams including internal Franchise team, Global counterparts, and external Franchise accounts 
  • Support Market Week and seasonal buy events including selling tool creation, showroom set up, and assist with account presentations 
  • Support Merchants with seasonal assortment set up, customer order forms, sizing set up, order pricing 
  • Plan and prioritize workload to meet deadlines and increase efficiency; and follow through on any outstanding issues as needed 
  • Perform ad-hoc projects that arise to support franchise product team across merchandising and planning
Who You Are
  • Strong strategic and analytical ability
  • Driven for results with strong financial acumen
  • Excellent verbal and written ability; Adept at presenting information and storytelling
  • Ability to align with, collaborate and influence cross functional partners and peers
  • Recognize and questions potential problems and situations
  • Strong communication and relationship/team skills with a pro-active approach to responsibilities 
  • Strong ability to identify and execute priorities with a sense of urgency and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Strong organizational and planning skills to ensure timely and accurate execution of responsibilities 
  • Proficient skills in Excel and Outlook with an aptitude for learning new programs 
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred 
  • 1-2 years Retail/Wholesale experience preferred; merch operations/customer support a plus

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