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Merchant

New York, NY 10012

Posted: 09/10/2020 Job Category: Merchandising Job Number: 150439

Job Description

Title: Merchant
Company Description: emerging luxury multi-brand retailer
Location: New York, NY

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage merchandising for the streetwear and loungewear business both the company's US retail stores and e-commerce site.
  • Assist the Head of Buying and Merchandising with the buying for the streetwear and loungewear business.
  • Work within the Merchandising Dept. to ensure that all orders are placed on time with suppliers, order confirmations are received, and PO's are uploaded into the backend system.
  • Responsible for sending out weekly and monthly sell-through reports to the assigned businesses; coming up with a plan of action to achieve the seasonal budget.
  • Liaise with all suppliers, maintaining a good relationship and ensuring that deliveries are made on time and in a correct manner.
  • Cataloguing new merchandise.
  • Generation of regular reports to analyze sell-through and performance of brands and suggest actions.
  • Control allocation and distribution of stock based on budget.
  • Create buy sheets and upload PO's.
  • Provide and assist with product assortment for visual merchandising.
  • Liaise with the global offices for special orders and product transfers as needed.
  • Notify Security and Operations Depts. of product launches and events that require security.
  • Oversee buying administration during the season assisting with completing and updating orders.
  • Generating reports in advance of the buying season and analyzing data to assist buyers.
  • Working with accounts team for invoice approval.
  • Monitor general inventory maintenance including management of transfers, RTV’s, auto-replenishment, and PO's. 
  • Improve seasonal development, concentrating on the bigger picture.
  • Work closely with the Inventory Control Manager to ensure stock levels are always accurate and up-to-date.
  • Create long-standing relationships with brands.
  • Monitor the performance of measurable targets on a weekly basis.
  • Planning and execution of product launches.
  • Highly accurate stock system and its implementation with accounting.
  • Work with PR to promote product launches and special events.
Position Requirements:
  • Completed Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design, Business, or a related field.
  • Min. 5+ years experience in merchandising working with a luxury or streetwear brand. 
  • Highly knowledgeable and well-connected within streetwear and/or loungewear category.
  • Excellent understanding of the entire buying and merchandising process.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent Knowledge of Retail Pro
  • Excellent Knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Excel, Office, etc.)
  • Ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality.
Compensation Package:
  • Competitive Salary Base
  • Excellent Health Insurance Coverage
  • 401k Retirement Plan + Matching %
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Observed Company Holidays
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Employee Discounts

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