The Assistant Merchandiser will report to the Head Merchandiser, while interacting heavily with Retail Operations and Buyers on all aspects of product merchandising and displays, sales numbers as it pertains to sell-through on the floor, and inventory management of brand products including SBH. This position will play an integral role in floor-sets, windows, merchandising, seasonal sales and inventory management for all stores.
Essential Job Functions
•Collaborate with store team and key partners to lead timely and effective execution merchandising (seasonal and mid-season) and visuals while assuming responsibility in the store’s performance and sales
•Challenge and inspire the store team to evaluate every aspect of the brick and mortar experience; translate good ideas into actionable concepts that can be shared, communicated and taught
•Effectively delegate and teach store teams while allowing managers to creatively succeed by making strategic business decisions based on inventory and sell-through
•Analyze sales and performance by product and store locations; identify hot spots/product and slow-moving inventory; work with Buyers, Retail Operations and Director of Merchandising for solutions
•Work with store managers to ensure all POP is in place, up to date and maintained
•Train and provide store teams with visual merchandising standards, best practices and floor sets
•Create, direct or facilitate transfers to move product from warehouse to stores, and from store to store based on sales and inventory levels
•Assist Warehouse personnel with receiving, tagging and distribution of product as needed
•Create and maintain product catalogs for SBH and other brand merchandise; assist Buyers in maintaining minimum quantities of SBH products
•Work with vendors to create special promotions for specific products or brands
•Communicate, set up seasonal sales for stores needing assistance
•Assist in maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the inventory management system including the annual physical inventory
•Other duties as assigned
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
•Interpersonal- Speaks clearly and persuasively; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things; Able to build support and group commitments to goals and objectives; Listens and gets clarification; Develops strong partnerships with those contacted in the course of work
•Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans
•Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality
•Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.
•Bachelor’s Degree preferred
•Minimum of 2 years of visual merchandising experience in a retail or related field
•Prior visual display, fashion merchandising or design experience a plus
•Must have strong computer skills including Office Suite
•RTP and/or CounterPoint experience is beneficial
The work environment and physical demands described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This job operates regularly indoors in a professional office environment or in retail shops. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell.
A physical assessment (Work Ready) is required for certain positions.
Skiing or Snowboarding is required for certain positions.