Merchandising Coordinator

Best Made Co. is seeking a Merchandising Coordinator to support our Merchandising team in strategizing new products launches, facilitating product development alongside our Design and Product Development teams, working with Marketing teams to bring our product to life across all of our channels, assisting in competitive research and communicating product-related updates to cross-functional partners throughout the company. The role will report into the Merchandising Manager of Soft Goods (Apparel, Accessories & Bags) but will have the opportunity to interact with all Best Made Co. product categories.

This role will be centrally responsible for the below tasks:

Support Product Line Creation:

  • Support Merchandising Managers in strategizing, assorting and launching new products
  • Build and maintain merchandising boards and line sheets for existing & future products including images and material information to help inform assortment and marketing decisions
  • Work with Product Development partners to ensure product development and delivery timelines are met and communicated cross-functionally
  • Oversee SKU set-up for new product
  • Maintain accurate and timely seasonal product data input into our systems
  • Assist with targeted consumer and competitive research via market shopping and relevant trade publications to contribute to line development and pricing strategy
  • Assist with 3rd Party product sourcing including vendor/collaborator outreach, opening new accounts and managing shipping logistics.

Driving Business:

  • Support both Soft Goods & Hard Goods Merchandising Managers in day-to-day management of the business including reading reports, recapping business performance, providing recommendations to drive success
  • Assist in preparing materials for key milestone presentations

Product Marketing & Product Knowledge:

  • Oversee sample process (including organization, display, and communication between the Product Development & Marketing teams
  • Coordinate product specs from Design and Product Development teams to Marketing teams to generate Marketing copy (for website, catalog, social media advertising, store signage, etc.)
  • Build and maintain Product Knowledge materials for Store, Customer Experience and Marketing teams
  • Assist in proofing product-related site and marketing copy

Who you are:

  • A merchandising assistant with 1-2 years experience in a specialty retailer
  • Analytical and detail-oriented, capable of interpreting sales data quickly and efficiently
  • Strong appreciation for design and the outdoors with a high product taste level and thorough understanding of market and trends
  • A quick learner, eager to understand the nuances of Best Made's business; a desire to dive deep into product/vendor research projects
  • An excellent communicator; ability to understand and communicate priorities in a clear and timely manner to a full-range of different partners across the organization
  • Comfortable working with team members at various levels; ability to present to the executive team or cold-call a prospective source
  • A multi-tasker who knows how to prioritize, move quickly, and shift between different category needs

See Inside the Office of Best Made Co

Best Made Co. brings superior-quality outdoor goods to its New York City shop and web store, empowering people to get out around the campfire. The company was started after founder Peter Buchanan-Smith saw a need for a better axe—not only as a lifeline to the wilderness, but as an inspiration for people to reconnect with their hands and nature. The brand has since expanded its offerings to include apparel, bags, tools, and home goods, and was named one of Ad Age's "Top Companies Creatives Will Give Up Their Freedom For."

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