Retail Merchandiser, US

United States
Posted 3 days ago
$70,000 — $75,000 / year
Full time

An exciting opportunity exists to join our New York Head Office team as US Retail Merchandiser.

The purpose of this role is to help tailor the buying and planning approach to local markets and optimize sales locally.

Key Responsibilities:

Local Market Expertise

  • Knowledge on client specificities at store level, both international and locals.
  • Regular feedback on local market needs and trends.
  • Price and competitor analysis to share with internal design, merch, buying and planning teams.


  • Based on Buying team recommendations and guidelines, give feedback on local needs and adapt the buy.
  • Propose depth and size grid that matches the needs of the market and clients.
  • Propose assortment by store, answering the need for differentiation.
  • Review of Carry over sales plan / recut requests when relevant.
  • Propose the assortment for store openings / reopening when relevant.

Stock Deliveries and Allocations

  • Monitor and be up to date on all deliveries to assist in relaying information to local teams, both store and HO.
  • Work with Allocator and Planner to ensure timely and accurate allocations.
  • Monitoring of the stock levels of the region to request stock.
  • Monitoring the stock levels of stores to propose rest and removal strategies.

Sales Optimization

  • Analyses the performance of all products at region and store level.
  • Derive action plan to push and optimize sell thru, working closely with all support teams.
  • Work with Allocator and Planner on consolidation, replenishment, and recall strategies.

Network Animation

  • Training of local teams on products (at beginning and throughout the season).
  • Discussions with store teams on sell thru, sales performance, conducting regular SWOT analysis and sharing these findings with key stakeholders, including but not limited to Buying & Planning, to confirm action plans.
  • Based on sales analysis, propose local actions (incentives, training, VM pushes…) to optimize sell thru as aligned with business processes and goals.

Skills & Specifications:

  • Over 5 years’ experience in Retail Merchandising or Collection Merchandising in a fashion brand. RTW experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with various stakeholders.
  • Excellent organization skills, detail oriented and ability to multitask.
  • A commercially minded and driven individual, with advanced analytical skill set and thought process.
  • Effecitve and engaging communications with store teams.
  • Strong working relationships with store teams and head office teams, both local and International.
  • Consistent analysis consumer buying patterns and predicts future trends resulting in achievement of ST% targets.
  • Ability to give constructive input into the buying process and assortment.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Zimmermann is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications ensuring a strong corporate commitment to diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application to assist you through the recruitment process

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