Merchandising Specialist (Hybrid position in the NY Metro area)

EILEEN FISHER, INC.
Irvington, NY, USA
Posted 4 days ago
Full timeRetail
Job Description

EILEEN FISHER creates simple, sustainable, timeless clothes designed to work together as a system. We make our clothes with intention, supporting people to build their wardrobe meaningfully each season. And we make our clothes to last—and then take them back through our Renew team to be reworn and loved again, or through our Waste No More team, to be remade into entirely new felted designs. We believe in the fundamental potential of every person—our employees, our customers and those who make our clothes—and are committed to cultivating conditions that empower people. It’s all part of our commitment to doing business in a way that helps build a better industry. And a better future. EILEEN FISHER is a certified B Corporation, which means we voluntarily meet high criteria for social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

Values Statement:

As a founder led Company, our values are deeply embedded in and shape our culture. Our values are a shared responsibility embodied in every position and are intended to be woven into all that we do; how we approach our work and how we interact with one another. Our values support our commitment to Diversity, Equity + Inclusion, and our commitment to Sustainability guides us to protect our limited natural resources, fight climate change, support human rights and social impact, and inspire the fashion industry to embrace circularity.

  • We are authentic
  • We thrive in connection
  • We trust each other
  • We innovate through creativity
  • We are committed to the health of the whole
  • We are united by purpose

Position Summary:

As the Merchandising Specialist, this role will plan & create all exclusive packages, Company Stores assortments and cut-ups, holding the process from concept to production. Throughout this process you will facilitate thoughtful, timely utilization of material inventory to expand business and drive revenue. This role will also be a support to the mainline line building process during all key milestone moments. At EILEEN FISHER, we are a very collaborative company, so this role will continue to grow & evolve as processes advance and teamwork flows.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the line building process for exclusive packages and Company Stores assortments, ensuring all work is completed to meet product lifecycle calendar & production deadlines
  • Responsible for creating assortments for all exclusives & communication with Merchandise Operations for all style set up
  • Connect regularly with Global Sourcing to create proactive strategies for all channels
  • Manage pricing strategies for exclusives
  • Create and execute exclusive sample orders
  • Lead the development of liquidation opportunities with DTC for Flash Sale or with Liquidation strategies
  • Maintain a comprehensive and deep familiarity with woven, knit and sweater material inventory
  • Attend main line milestones to continually work to contextualize exclusive assortments within the key themes of the main line
  • Support the mainline process from line development to line finalization as needed

Required Experience

Education:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Required Skills &Experience:

  • 1-3 years of merchandising experience required; apparel industry preferred
  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrates effective listening, written and oral communication skills
  • Sound understanding of merchandising trends and industry best practices
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite
  • Experience with PLM system or Merchandising tool is a plus

EILEEN FISHER, Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status.

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