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Associate Merchant

Company: Engage Partners
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionWe're looking for an Associate Merchant for a FTE, onsite opportunity located on the west coast of FL. POSITION OBJECTIVE: To support the Merchant through a variety of daily tasks including order writing, business analysis, presentations, buy meetings and vendor meetings. FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Buy a separate area with minimal supervision; manage this business through on time order writing, item analysis and cancellations when necessary, maintain weekly key item sheets for all items and update with projections through season end Determine markdown cadence and styles in partnership with Merchant and planner. Enter and verify all markdowns. Manage OTB for assigned area in partnership with Merchant and Planner. Review sales, margin, markdowns, and inventory Shop the market and analyze the competition monthly. Have a strong understanding of the competitive landscape. Attend core set meetings and participate in floor sets as needed. Pull samples and produce reports to present the following: Best Sellers, Hindsight, weekly executive meeting and Mailer review. Attend all concept, edit and buy sessions. Recommend assortments in partnership with Merchant and planner. Write orders and follow up with product managers as needed. Attend monthly allocation meetings and advise on delivery issues and store inventory needs. Partner with Merchant to help train Assistant Merchant Attend weekly T and A meetings and update Merchant and VP Merchandising on hot items. Manage store communications process. Partner with planning to maximize sales and margin opportunities. Drive mailer assortment in partnership with Merchant. Recap results. Have a working knowledge of Class Plans and Key Item Projections. Work with Merchant and VP Merchandising on line/assortment plans. Coordinate training, signage, contests and other initiatives with Merchant team and Store Support. Partner with DTC team to drive brand sales. Communicate department strategies, opportunities, and product information. QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS in related field from an accredited institution 3+ years of experience in product or merchandising. Preferred experience with apparel retailer Excellent computer and skills Strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication. Ability to multi task and complete projects on time Effective presentation skills Broad based business acumen with potential to grow to Merchant level Please send resumes to Wendi@engagestaff.com #CB

Keywords: Engage Partners, Fort Myers , Associate Merchant, Other , Fort Myers, Florida

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