Merchant, Women's Apparel

San Francisco, CA
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posted by:
Meghan Bennett

Job Description:

Merchant, Women's Apparel

Start Date:  January 2, 2018

Assignment Length:  5 Months

Location:  San Francisco, CA

Pay Rate:  $32-$35/hour


**A Fortune 500 Apparel Company is looking for a Product Focused Merchant for a 5 month Assignment in San Francisco for their Retail Outlet team**



  • Responsible for building product assortments and buy plans that deliver against financial targets
  • Partner closely with global product creation teams and influence the global assortment content via generation of seasonal product briefs and regular check-ins on business performance
  • Lead assortment activation in-store by working with Brand Environment, Store Training, and Operations teams
  • Drive business via effective Retail Rhythm with key business partners: Planning, Allocation, and Supply Chain
  • Assess and analyze product performance and determine appropriate short, medium, and long term actions to optimize opportunities and minimize risk; draw overarching trend conclusions and convert to actions
  • Continuously assess and manage overall health of assigned categories
  • Provide competitive analysis, including pricing and promotional strategies, and marketplace trends
  • Co-manage one or more Merchandise and Data Coordinators



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 4 years work experience in merchandising with an apparel manufacturer, retailer or marketer
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly with Excel
  • Verbal and written communication:  Clearly communicate merchandise assortment strategies to business partners such as visual merchandising, planning and global merchants
  • Strong project management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Passion for product
  • Knowledge of Women’s bottoms, tops and outerwear trends: fits, fabrics, finishing
  • Strong retail business acumen
  • Team Player:  Ability to build healthy working relationships and communicate effectively with internal and external contacts
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to build new businesses and work in ambiguous situations