Associate Merchant (4480-071)


: $192,290.00 - $192,290.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Fashion

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Senior Merchant


Responsible for the business performance of defined merchandise categories. Partner with the Senior Merchant to develop a product line that represents the Brand and is aligned with the merchandise strategy for each delivery.


* Drive strategic buy decisions and business performance of defined merchandise categories in partnership with Senior Merchant.
* Manage in-season business by analyzing sales information to identify opportunities for increasing sales and improving margins.
* Support Senior Merchant in developing product assortment with Design in accordance with line plan to achieve and exceed financial goals.
* Work with Senior Merchant and Planning partner to select key items and develop a seasonal plan that utilizes historical performance and current business data.
* Collaborate with Sourcing on vendor resource, calendar and costing strategies to facilitate production planning.
* Partner with Marketing, Visual Merchandising and Stores to provide product knowledge and strategies needed to drive strong traffic and sales.
* Attend sample fittings and provide recommendations to Technical Design on necessary alterations.
* Attend cross-functional meetings to review product selling, issues with deliveries, and potential liabilities. Present suggested solutions to ensure timely and consistent flow of merchandise.
* Partner with Visual Merchandising team on product placement to ensure that placement features key business drivers and aligns with the concept of the delivery.
* Review and analyze potential promotions with Planning partners and provide pricing recommendations to Senior Merchant for approval.
* Focus on developing customer intimacy skills through regular store visits and competitive shopping; apply findings to buy strategies.
* Conduct patterning activities to understand the competition; shop and conduct regular scans of benchmark competitors to identify opportunities and challenges for in-season business and future season line planning.
* Build constructive and effective relationships with peers and cross-functional partners.

Required Experience


* 3 - 5 years of related work experience in Merchandising/Buying
* Strong financial acumen and retail math skills
* Acute sense of brand and customer intimacy
* High taste level with proven talent to envision and interpret fashion trends
* Broad-based business acumen
* Strategic and analytical thinker with intellectual agility
* Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills


* Bachelor's Degree

Job Location NEW YORK, New York, United States Position Type Full-Time/Regular


Associated topics: advertisement, broadcast, campaign, communications, investment, leveraging, media, needs, public relation, tv * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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