Merchandise Assistant, International

Overview

The Merchandise Assistant for International is responsible for assisting the Merchandise Manager in buying & merchandising global assortments. This role will support the team by ensuring accurate reporting, maintaining buy tools, & timely communication to cross functional partners.

Responsibilities

Line Assortment & Line Maintenance

  • Creation and Maintenance of assortment tools (buy books, pricing files)
  • Provide product knowledge support to the stores 
  • Assist in preparation for seasonal markets (hindsight & store analysis)
  • Participate in the assortment selection process and key touch points throughout the market process

Weekly Sales

  • Generate sales reports on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and year end basis and participate in sales meetings
  • Assist in sales analysis to identify product opportunities & balance sales vs stock ratios by store
  • Ad-hoc reporting

Production Orders and Pricing

  • Manage the purchase order entry process both in Market and on an ad-hoc basis
  • Own maintenance of markdowns and pricing updates in the Epicor system
  • Monitor incoming product deliveries and manage communication to global partners
  • Partner with the Allocation team to ensure timely product deliveries to stores

Additional Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the visual & planning teams to optimize floor capacity & support brand initiatives
  • Research the competitive landscape & market trends to identify product opportunities

Qualifications

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, ability to prioritize, & great attention to detail
  • Highly flexible and adapts well to a rapidly changing environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software including Excel, Word, & Powerpoint. 
  • BA/BS degree required.


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