Merchandise Assistant

New York City
Job Terms:
Competitive to Market Rate
posted by:
Cassie Hunter

Job Description:

AQUENT works with major clients in the fashion and beauty industries based in New York City. We are regularly looking for Merchandise Assistants with the analytical skills and industry knowledge for their temporary and long-term freelance needs. General job responsibilities include:

  • ​Running Monday, weekly, and monthly financial reports
  • Providing analytical feedback on current business trends
  • Updating Purchase Orders & Styles
  • Conduct competitive research and analysis
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to ensure timely delivery
  • Sample Management
  • Prepare necessary documents for presentations, meetings, administrative tasks
  • Support Merchandisers with ad hoc tasks and reporting as needed


• 1-2 years experience in Merchandising/Buying/Planning roles within the fashion or beauty industries
• Advanced Excel skills: V Lookups, Advanced Formulas (pivot tables a plus)
• Detailed oriented 
• Ability to compare/contrast information 
• Comfortable working with large data sets
• Retail Hierarchy /Assortment knowledge a must 
• On time, reliable, and a team player

Client Description:

Our clients include leading fashion and beauty brands in the retail, e-commerce, and luxury space. We offer benefits to our temporary employees (W2/Hourly): the quality of our healthcare plan is better than any of our competitors. (We know, because we did a head-to-head comparison.) Everyone from our CEO to our AQUENT talent receives the same healthcare package the same premium contribution level. Because keeping people healthy is a benefit everyone loves. While we realize the importance of finding work today, we also know it’s important to plan ahead. We are invested in your future and offer our talent a competitive 401K package with Fidelity Investments.