Merchandising Assistant, Footwear

Primary Purpose:

Adecco Creative is currently partnered an major luxury apparel and accessories company in Manhattan, assisting them recruit a freelance Merchandising Assistant on their Footwear team. The Merchandising Assistant will be responsible for supporting the strategy and product assortment for Women’s Footwear. The Merchandising Assistant will play a key role in partnering with Design, PD, Global Planning and the Business Units to develop and implement strategies to maximize sales and profitability, while aligning to the brand vision. Reports to Sr. Manager, Global Merchandising.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency in Merchandising to:

Product and Business Strategy

  • Own the product lifecycle management process via ECVision (i.e. style set-up and regular style maintenance).
  • Partner and effectively build relationships with Global Merchandise Planning (GMP) and Business Unit Merchants to effectively drive business.
  • Own pricing of product using deep understanding of competitive landscape and customer knowledge. Manage any price changes and communicate to teams.
  • Partner with design & PD to communicate costing needs and maintain dept. margin

Assortment Planning

  • Partner in the building and development of a balanced assortment to meet brand & financial objectives
  • Analyze current business to identify opportunity and risks in future assortments
  • Manage presentation assets seasonally, convaying assortment strategy & updates

Market Analysis & Reporting

  • Research competition to understand the global markets and make recommendations to drive business growth.
  • Generate sales reports on a weekly, monthly, quarterly and year-end basis and distro to team. Participate in weekly sales meetings. Ad hoc reporting as necessary.
  • Present sales analysis to merchandising team and cross-functional teams, highlighting key takeaways and future actions plans

Organization and Team

  • Establish relationships with key business unit partners, globally
  • Create partnerships with key Global merchandising peers

The accomplished individual will possess...

  • Detail oriented, extremely organized and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent product sensibility.
  • Ability to take initiative, ownership, and accountability for business.
  • Strong analytical, presentation and problem solving skills.
  • Strong financial acumen and understanding of what is needed to drive a business
  • Ability to react quickly with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Capability to adapt to changes and challenges with a positive outlook

An outstanding professional will have...

  • BA or BS degree with merchandising experience

  • Apply with Adecco

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