Global Merchandise Assistant

New York, NY
Job Terms:
posted by:
Meghan Bennett

Job Description:

Global Merchandise Assistant

Start Date:  ASAP

Assignment Length:  6 Months

Location:  New York, NY

Pay Rate:  $22/hour


** A Fortune 500 Fashion Retailer is seeking a Global Merchandise Assistant for a 6 month assignment in New York **





  • Keep samples organized and up to date for use in merchant presentations, visual set-ups, and seasonal marketing
  • Maintain showroom appearance during all milestone meetings by merchandising samples according to company standards
  • Facilitates sample request for Marketing, Public Relations and Visual Merchandising Teams
  • Responsible for tracking of samples to cross functional teams
  • Manage shipping request, documents tracking information, confirms delivery
  • Consistently gathers any samples no longer needed and sends to charity
  • Assists Merchants with GTS pass offs and YTS pass backs from Production
  • Maintains organization of competitive samples
  • Audits GTS Samples seasonally for all categories
  • Responsible for keeping storage and work area samples organized
  • Provides archiving support of samples



  • Pull, print, and distribute department financial reports
  • Seasonally creates Ad Sample Tracker
  • Responsible for printing selling tools, and product catalogs
  • Prepares quarterly ‘Top 30’ best sellers
  • Provides clerical assistance for competitive research



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising
  • Previous Corporate Merchandising experience (1 year)
  • Advanced computer skills in Excel and email with an aptitude for learning new programs
  • Demonstrate strong ability to be financially responsible and understand financial implications of mistakes
  • Strong organizational and planning skills to ensure timely and accurate execution of responsibilities
  • Strong ability to identify and execute priorities with a sense of urgency
  • Plan and prioritize workload to meet deadlines and increase efficiency
  • Handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Have a pro-active approach to responsibilities
  • Strong communication and relationship/team skills
  • Ability to transport, maneuver and visually evaluate merchandise