Merchant

DIFF Eyewear
California, USAWFH / Online
Posted 18 days ago
Full time

DIFF Charitable Eyewear stands for making a DIFFerence. With quality, value and charity at the heart of what we do, we believe that designer eyewear should be affordable and that it is important to inspire others to give back. Through our partnership with Sightsavers, DIFF has been able to positively affect the lives of over 4 million people with our gift of sight initiative. None of this is possible without all of YOU!

DIFF Charitable Eyewear seeking a creative, self-starting and driven merchant to join our team. The success and quality of our brand are attributed to the talent of our people, which is why we hire leaders and innovators, not employees or staff.

ABOUT THIS POSITION:

The Merchant will be responsible for overseeing product development and implementation from the beginning of the process in assortment and SKU planning all the way through to the end of the process in passing off to marketing and ensuring deliverables are met. This role is grounded in exceptional cross-functional communication and planning along with the ability to see trends and implement them into the product creation process. Reporting into the DMM, you will have the opportunity to significantly impact the DIFF and dime Optics business. The ideal candidate must be a team player who is creative, nimble, organized, and able to work in a fast paced/ever changing environment.

OTHER STUFF YOU’LL GET TO DO:

  • Develop and merchandise the assortment for Sun and Optical under the DIFF Umbrella that align with the customer, brand and overall department strategies, including financial goals.
  • Partner with the DMM to create seasonal assortments and line plans by delivery that meets the needs of the business down to the style/sku level.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams and factories to ensure deliverables are met according to the production calendar. To include: factories, design, license, marketing, wholesale, operations.
  • Research in season and future opportunities and risks and communicate out along with analyzing and communicating market research. To include: pricing, styling, design, balance assortment, core and fashion styles
  • Follows market trends and is able to understand and make improvements and enhancements to the product.
  • Identifies key items and growth opportunities within the brands and categories.
  • Ability to track to Production Calendar while also working on faster speed to market collaborations, ensuring all have timely and quality deliveries.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4+ years of merchandising experience in the role of Assistant/Associate Buyer or Merchant
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Self-motivated, multi-tasker
  • High taste level
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment that is both high-growth and startup in nature

Benefits:

  • Full time position
  • Remote but needed in the office once a quarter
  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • PTO, sick leave and national holidays

About DIFF

DIFF Eyewear is a rapidly growing and differentiated American based fashion eyewear company that offers unique and eclectic eyewear and accessories through Diffeyewear.com and at better department and specialty stores throughout the US including Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Tilly’s, and the Buckle. DIFF gained strong consumer loyalty through high caliber celebrity and brand partnerships, robust digital and social media marketing as well as its dedication for giving back to underserved communities around the world. Built on the principles that designer eyewear should be affordable, fashionable and socially-conscious. For every pair of eyewear sold, DIFF has helped over 4 million individuals in need receive eye-exams, surgeries, glasses and medicine.

Diff Charitable Eyewear is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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