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Associate Merchant

Job ID 0819067
THE ROLE:

The Associate Merchant is primarily responsible for the management of daily business operations and the lifecycle of the products.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Communicates accurate and up-to-date information regarding product selection in a timely manner.
  • Assists in catalog production and observing production timelines.
  • Manages active vendor relationships and issues including product testing, quality, and vendor compliance and maintains accurate vendor information records.
  • Manages and tracks merchandising allowances, vendor debits, etc.
  • Performs sales and returns analysis and manages inventory issues including liquidations and returns in order to maintain fluid movement of products throughout their lifecycle.
  • Becomes knowledgeable about market trends and competitor’s products; could attend domestic trade shows, as applicable.
  • Develops understanding of building competitive merchandise assortment aligned with our customer needs and brand positioning.
  • Build an understanding of retail math, merchandise driven financials and their applications.
  • Grow knowledge of product development, sourcing and quality.
  • Develops merchant skills by taking on a sub-category of merchandising responsibility, as applicable.
  • Executes tasks/responsibilities of Assistant Merchant as applicable or as needed.

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-3 years merchandising experience with demonstrable success.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Merchandising or related field or Associate’s Degree and equivalent experience.
  • Ability to manage processes and projects with minimal direction.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Shows leadership and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to work as a team.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Excellent phone, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer.
  • Ability to push, pull, and lift a minimum of 25lbs
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