Merchandise Coordinator

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted 2 days ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion,Retail

AKIRA Merchandise Coordinator

The Company

In 2002, AKIRA opened the doors to its first women's clothing boutique in Chicago. Since then, the company has extended its reach to 30+ stores across the United States, as well as a thriving eCommerce business ( AKIRA is extremely well-poised for sustained growth as we continue to build a nationally recognized brand.

AKIRA’s culture has one very large, distinct difference from other fast-fashion competitors: Other-Worldly Customer Service, and Fanatical, Obsessive Attention to the consumer’s needs and desires. The core principle for all employees at AKIRA is toAct and Think Like an Owner, and this belief can be reflected across all areas of the company.

The Position

Merchandise Coordinator


Chicago, IL

OVERVIEW:The AKIRA Merchandise Coordinator will be responsible for all style creations, and purchase order life cycle from entry to following up on delivery. This position is also responsible for the running and distribution of the weekly reporting for the wider merchandising team. This is a full time, entry level position.


  • Responsible for entering purchase orders and following up with the vendor to ensure on time delivery
  • Acts as the liaison between the vendor and the buyer on purchase order updates
  • Responsible for style creation and maintenance
  • Making order updates where needed
  • Following up with the buyers on past due orders
  • Compiles picture packs for store or buyers when needed
  • Maintaining purchase order tracking files
  • Uploading pricing changes
  • Assist in allocations where necessary
  • Running weekly reports
  • Ad hoc projects when needed


  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Comfortable in Excel using basic formulas and pivot tables
  • Comfortable with communicating with multiple teams
  • Successful multitasker
  • Ok with a fast past, ever changing environment
  • Interest in fashion/retail industry

Job Type:Full Time with Sunday required for reporting (Friday or another day agreed upon will be given in lieu of Sundays).

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