Merchandising Sample Coordinator

Alo Yoga
Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Posted 23 hours ago
Full timeRetail Apparel and Fashion

Mindful movement. It’s at the core of why we do what we do at Alo—it’s our calling. Because mindful movement in the studio leads to better living. It changes who yogis are off the mat, making their lives and their communities better. That’s the real meaning of studio-to-street: taking the consciousness from practice on the mat and putting it into practice in life.

We are so inspired by the people we surround ourselves with and we aspire to have the same be true for them. That’s why we work to make the Alo culture authentic to a yoga lifestyle —Our office is located in the heart of Beverly Hills in close proximity to shops and restaurants. Our building was designed by world-renown architect I.M. Pei — there’s plenty of natural light, open space with a co-working vibe, an in-building gym, calming yoga and meditation studio and an indoor tree spanning 3 floors.


The Sample Coordinator role is at the heart center, ensuring all meetings, photoshoots and assets best represent Alo’s excellence. In this role you will be the Sample Style Expert. Your keen attention to detail will allow you to guide others when samples are being used cross-functionally.


    • Organize and manage all samples across multiple seasons, up to 8 seasons at one time (men’s, women’s, accessories)
    • Maintain samples in merchandise room
    • Facilitate samples being borrowed between departments and outside sales representatives/ check- out, check-in system.
    • Coordinate dates to ensure samples are available for key meetings and shoots in advance of meeting date
    • Communicate to cross-functional teams the differences between SMS and production via change log
    • Coordinate with technical design team to borrow proto or fit samples accordingly.
    • Provide samples in delivery order for styleout
    • Provide ETA and status of late SMS
    • Make callouts of spec / color updates from SMS to production.
    • Prevent using styles that photo team will not be able to retouch
    • Assist in creating outfits for lookbook – men’s, women’s and accessories
    • Take notes as necessary and issue recaps
    • Organize samples daily
    • Ensure style number, descriptions, color, and fit are accurate in the book
    • Assist in organizing/packing samples in shot list order for photoshoot as necessary
    • Assist on site at photoshoot/Travel Required to make callouts on outfits and SMS
    • Reorganize samples daily depending on shotlist for the day
    • Ensure models are dressed properly in a timely manner and are ready for shot
    • Create shotlist book (CAD work required)
    • Study the shot list and compare it to the book to ensure everything lines up
    • Manage Sample handover from Product development to Merchandising
    • Order additional samples needed for efficient meetings and if/when logos change location
    • Create large CADS of missing samples
    • Assist during presentation by hanging, disassembling samples and note taking
  • CAD work Responsibilities:
    • Create CAD pages for multiple teams/teammates at a fast pace, and often under tight timelines
    • CAD pages consist of, but not limited to: Category pages per season, Photo shoot look books
    • Create Alo Exclusive CADs
    • Manage Adds and Drops on existing CADS as they occur
    • Manage Seasonal binders
    • Create visual seasonal tools to help guide cross-functional teams


  • Can-do, winning attitude
  • Effective time management
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Organizing and operational skills
  • Team player
  • Process driven and ability to create process
  • Communicate effectively
  • Ability to manage own time
  • Illustrator CAD work required
  • Excel

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