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Associate Merchant

Company: Matilda Jane Clothing
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

Company Overview:Capturing the spirit and imagination of childhood, Matilda Jane Clothing is a youthful, playful, and creative apparel company with a whimsical approach to pattern and color; an "unpredictable clothing company". Founded in 2005 through success selling at art fairs around the Midwest, Matilda Jane Clothing evolved to a Trunk Keeper model-a direct selling approach that keeps the spirit of art fairs alive while building personal relationships across the country. -By growing our team of Trunk Keepers, we help women find the balance between entrepreneurial success -and -their everyday life by building their own home-based businesses. Together, we're working with a purpose: to bring happiness into the lives of the customers we adore and to -Spread the Love -to others as far as we can reach. -
Job Description:The Associate Merchant is responsible for partnering with the merchant to drive sales, margin, and profit goals for their owned area of the business through the strategizing, selection, pricing, and promoting of a dynamic customer right assortment. They also support the merchant team through a variety of daily tasks that can include business analysis, presentations, vendor meetings, and product reviews.
Additional Responsibilities:

  • Build assortments and plans as well as manage updates throughout the season for owned area of the business and assist merchant with overall strategies and plans
  • Create and present weekly business recaps on their owned area of the business and assist the merchant in any further business analysis
  • Be a strong partner and point of contact with cross functional team members
  • Be able to read and react to business needs
  • Offer input and perspective on product assortment, strategy, and decision making
  • Have a strong understanding of competition and pricing strategy and be able to analysis the business to make strategic decisions
  • Stay on top of trends, new products, and brands
  • Serve as a resource for sample management and data management for the assistant merchant
  • Provide general assistance to the merchandising team
    • Bachelor's Degree in related area
    • 3+ years of retail buying experience
    • Strong interest in fashion and solid knowledge of the industry
    • Extensive Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite emphasis on Excel
    • Strong interpersonal skills with excellent written and verbal communication
    • Effective presentation skills
    • Broad business acumen
    • Ability to be adaptable and have strong prioritization skills
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to problem solve creatively

Keywords: Matilda Jane Clothing, Fort Myers , Associate Merchant, Other , Fort Myers, Florida

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