Merchandiser (Part - time)

San Francisco
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Melanie Fox

Job Description:

Our Fortune 500 Fashion Retail Client is looking for a Merchandiser for their Petites team!


TITLE: Merchandiser (Petites)

DURATION: Through the end of August  |   19 hours/week

LOCATION:  San Francisco (on-site with Client)


• Merchandise assortment into concepts supporting key items, strategies and current trends that are commercially viable and provide an exciting customer store experience by partnering with design, visual merchandising, and marketing.

• Create and present a compelling assortment that will meet financial targets and will support Divisional and Brand objectives.

• Assist with web management to create a compelling product experience on the site, to include inspirational merchandise presentation, simple and intuitive category navigation, and clear and accurate product details.

• Manage all changes made to assortment through preseason planning and ensure online accuracy

• Develop Seasonal Strategies: Create department level pre-season assortment, pricing, and promotional strategy that aligns with divisional merchandising strategy.

• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with additional members of cross-functional teams and be able to influence them to achieve results in stores and online.

• Analyze historic data, trends, product assortment, and competition to develop the strategy.

• Analyze current business to identify business opportunities and in-season risks.

• Present seasonal product best sellers to help cross functional teams understand in-season selling to better plan for future seasons. Make recommendations and execute in-season strategy changes as needed.

• Understand competitive environment; proactively seek market knowledge through exposure to competitive retail outlets.

• Actively listen to all members of the cross functional team to ensure that innovative ideas surface, are acted upon, and that the team feels ownership in the business.

• Assist MCs during peak to approve photography and update sorts.



• Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience

• Minimum 2+ years of retail buying or merchandising experience

• Strong analytical skills.

• Possess a working knowledge of financial measurements.

• Demonstrate a point of view about product assortment and business opportunities.

• Maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals.

• Demonstrate strong listening, verbal, written and presentation skills.

Client Description:

Our Client is an Fortune 500 Apparel Retailer that has grown from a single store to a global business throughout its 46 year run!

Talent placed here are given the autonomy to be hands-on decision makers from day one. The company's leadership assumes a supportive role and applies a collaborative management style, offering the guidance and insight to help transform your suggestions into strategies.

This is an environment where co-workers are constantly challenging each other to learn and grow in their roles every day, which energizes the office, and creates forward motion, both on a personal level, and as a company. They’re experimenting with their digital reach, using tech as a catalyst for industry change - both online and in stores. With such robust focus and investment on innovation, employees have the opportunity to directly contribute to the changing landscape of the retail world!

The company culture here is one of relaxed, inclusive community with an ever-present focus on learning and development - both for the individual team member as well as the projects and initiatives that are driving the company forward. And, with tons of cool volunteering opportunities and initiatives, employees have the chance to become influential community leaders as they work for positive change.