Merchandising Associate

United Legwear & Apparel Co.
New York, NY, USA
Posted 16 hours ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashionno requirements
Our Company

Founded in 1998 United Legwear & Apparel Co. (ULAC) is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of socks, legwear, sportswear, bodywear, and accessories. As one of the leading resources in the industry, ULAC offers a full range of apparel, from newborn/toddler sizes through teens and adults, thanks to our partnership with Puma and licensing agreements with renowned brands such as Hurley, Skechers, Champion, Van Heusen, Weatherproof, just to name a few.


United Legwear & Apparel Co. has assembled a team of experienced professionals with like priorities all working together to make the company the very best in the business. Whether in sales, finance, planning, licensing, or shipping, the goal is always customer satisfaction and superior product.


Our design and merchandising teams have expertise in identifying emerging trends, fashions, and consumer desires. We also understand the essence of a brand and translate each brand’s DNA while creating apparel and accessories with the most advanced fabrics and yarns and designing items for sport/performance needs and lifestyle. It is the company goal to deliver the best quality goods and the most innovative products within a category.

About Us

The company as a whole works at a very fast pace. We thrive in an environment filled with tight deadlines, collaboration and camaraderie. The entire company is very tight knit. While we value sharp minds and professionalism, we like to surround ourselves with people who have a quirky sense of humor, and who understand what it means to be confident yet humble. We know how to get things done and have fun at the same time, and are looking for someone who can do the same.

Merchandising Associate

The Merchandising Associate will be responsible for assisting in the coordination of tech packs and SMS requests, managing the sample check-in process, showroom preparation and organization, and providing support for strike offs and product approvals. This position will work under the direction of the Merchandising Manager and in conjunction with Merchandising team.

Essential Functions (Including but not limited to):
  • Assist in Tech Pack / SMS request process:
  • Set up salesman sample trackers from design hand-off
  • Send out trackers and tech packs to factories and consistently follow up for updates
  • Troubleshoot any tech pack questions from factories by working with designers and development
  • Communicate and troubleshoot any SMS sample date issues to management
  • Log in all samples, swatches, and strike off requests into PLM
  • Manage sample check-in process:
  • Unpack and hang all samples as they arrive from overseas factories
  • Log in samples to SMS, swatch, and strike off excel trackers and PLM
  • Leave racks by back wall for designers to comment on
  • Showroom Prep, organization, and back stock upkeep:
  • Print and tag samples with design comments
  • Prepare all showroom samples on nice hangers, steam samples, and review with the showroom manager
  • Perform weekly check-ins and walk-throughs of the showrooms
  • Keep back stock organized by delivery/collections
  • Send out samples to Canada/sales accounts
  • Strike off and sample support:
  • Assist with strike off and sample preparation for meetings
  • Prepare and take photos of club samples, swatches, and strike offs for sales pass offs
  • Merch board save downs:
  • Save down merch boards as needed to the sales drive
  • Update design cork board wall with merch boards and replace as updates are made
  • Perform any other duties as assigned in support of the company needs and operations.
  • Associate degree in Fashion Merchandising or related field and 0-1 years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency in PLM system, Excel and for calendar management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as required for effective interpersonal communication.
  • Excellent organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks/projects and workload seamlessly with keen attention to detail and follow-up.
  • Strong problem-solving and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a collaborative team environment under critical time frames.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and ability to apply good work habits to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the company/department.
Salary Range: $42,000 - $65,000Workplace Type: On-site
  • United Legwear & Apparel Company is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we do not currently sponsor visas.

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