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Organization
Job Title
ASSOCIATE MERCHANT - Accessories
Location
New York, New York
Country
United States
Region
NY Metro
Reference Number
273
Position type
Permanent
Category
Accessories
Job Function
Merchandiser
Education level
Bachelor's Degree

ASSOCIATE MERCHANT - Accessories

REPORTS TO:

VP – Accessories & Jewelry

BUSINESS/LOCATION:

New York & Company- Merchandising

OVERVIEW:

Responsible for the overall direction and performance of merchandising categories. Develops a line that represents the Brand and is aligned with merchandise strategy.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Drive business through early planning and strategy implementation
  • Develop line plan to achieve or exceed financial goals
  • Work with Merchandise Planning to select key items and develop a buy plan that utilizes historical performance and current business data
  • Manage in-season business by analyzing sales information to identify opportunities to increase sales and improve margins
  • Focus on developing customer intimacy skills through regular store visits and competitive shopping; apply findings to buy plan and execution strategies
  • Communicate competitive data to the organization to recommend “first in market” changes and ways to increase sales and profit results
  • Build constructive and effective relationships with peers and cross-functional partners
  • Collaborate with Sourcing on vendor resource, calendar and costing strategies to facilitate production planning. Act as a customer representative to report on quality, fit and construction issues.
  • Partner with Marketing, Visual Merchandising and Stores to provide product knowledge and strategies needed to drive strong traffic and sales
  • Provide appropriate coaching and feedback to foster improved performance and individual growth
  • Direct the administrative control and flow of departmental information to the detail level

MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Associate & Assistant Merchant

Required Experience

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2-5 years of related work experience in Merchandising/Buying
  • 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
  • Proven ability to identify, develop and retain top talent
  • Multi-functional with excellent organizational skills

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree

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