Assistant Merchandiser

Adecco Creative and Marketing is assisting ANN INC in their search for an Assistant Merchant to join their growing team! The Assistant Merchandiser supports the execution of departmental strategies and business objectives; is responsible for assisting throughout the Product Life Cycle process; and supports the department with any necessary tactical responsibilities. 

Responsibilities 
• Achieve/exceed financial plan by supporting Senior Merchandiser in all facets of managing a successful department 
• Generate and distribute weekly, monthly, and seasonal reports 
• Provide analysis and understanding of current business trends 
• Provide applicable historical information and market research 
• Manage daily Merchandising responsibilities, including: accurately building, editing and maintaining assortment sheets; reconciling and updating receipts; maintaining sample accuracy and handoff; communicating necessary information to Cross-Functional team in a timely manner 
• Prepare all necessary documents and resources for major Product Lifecycle Meetings, including Hindsight, Investment Review, etc. 
• Conduct research on competitive set including pricing, style, and key messaging information 
• Demonstrate awareness of retail landscape 
• Support lead Merchandiser in building assortment 
• Participate on Cross-Functional team and make relevant recommendations to drive results 
• Build relationships with Cross-Functional partners and participate as a solution-oriented team member, contributing to a high performing team 
• Partner with Planning to execute promotional strategies to effectively manage sales, gross margin, and inventory 
• Partner with Sourcing to secure timely flow of delivery 
• Partner with Marketing to deliver accurate mailer/PR look book information 

Requirements 
• Bachelor’s degree in fashion-related major 
• 1 year of related experience in Merchandising, or relevant Internships 
• Strong strategic thinking and analytical capabilities 
• Strong verbal and written communication skills 
• Working knowledge of retail financial measurements 
• Strong fashion sense, with a sense of brand and client needs 
• Broad-based business acumen with the potential to grow to the Merchant level 
• Ability to be an active listener and take direction 
• Strong self-management and time management skills 
• Detail oriented, with excellent follow-through skills 
• Strong prioritization skills 
• Excellent organizational ability to facilitate multi-tasking in a fast paced environment 
• Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment 
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

If this sounds like you, please apply today! 

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