Merchandiser, Mens Sweaters and Woven Shirts, Outlet, Gap Brand

The Merchandiser is responsible for driving and/or supporting the Merchandise Strategy to meet the commercial needs of the global/regional business. They will develop (in partnership with Sr. Merchandiser/MM), communicate and drive seasonal business product strategies that meet or exceed financial goals and the customer expectations. They will collaborate with their department cross functional teams and Sr. Merchandiser/MM in the development and execution of the seasonal merchandise strategy. Initiatives include assortment strategies, weekly business review and product re-caps, identifying business opportunities, Average Unit Cost Management (AUC), Pricing and Product Architecture, Test and Respond, and Market hind-sighting. This position is HQ/NY based and will be part of the Global Divisional Product Merchant Team and partner with Design, Production, Inventory Management and Marketing.

  • Collaborates with the Department Cross Functional Team to be; innovative, fast moving and team oriented.
  • Develop close partnerships with Inventory Management teams to build a Global Flow Strategy, while ensuring that specific needs of each region are met.
  • Partners with Production to ensure that sourcing strategies are cost-effective

Key Responsibilities

  • Assortments aligned to overall department strategy, resulting in increased earnings.
  • Builds assortments that meet global and regional needs – right time, right place, and right price.
  • Identifies product opportunities and expert in competitive landscape.
  • Partners with Design and Production on product strategies and requirements to ensure customer needs are met, AUC profitability and speed to market.
  • Partners with Inventory Management on seasonal investment strategy by market to ensure big ideas and growth drivers are protected.
  • Own assignment of flow and global tiers, season code, size model and time on offer at the style level and capture in the Omni PETE (assortment tool).
  • Communicates seasonal strategies in a collaborative way to key cross functional team to ensure innovation and financial success as a focus.
  • Develops individuals; provides thoughtful and timely feedback.
  • Communicate a point of view regarding business and recommendations on go forward plan.
  • May support sample process which includes all aspects of Sample Management.



  • Global Merchandising – experience in supporting the development and execution of global merchandising strategies.
  • Financial Acumen – knowledge of and ability to impact financial outcomes.
  • Strategic and Analytic Thinker – thinks strategically, conceptually and creatively.
  • Vertical Retail – has demonstrated ability to work in vertical retail environment.
  • Team Leadership-has influenced cross -functional teams.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity -experience working through significant change and transformation.
  • Drive Results – can demonstrate driving results.
  • Collaboration-proven ability to work in an environment where collaboration with cross functional partners is a key focus and speed is crucial.
  • Learning Agility – demonstrates an ability to seek new information, ideas, experiences, and is self-awareness
  • Bachelor's degree in merchandising or related disciple or equivalent trade experience.
  • 3 years of Merchandising Experience
  • International experience preferred

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