Merchandising Assistant

Portland, OR
Job Terms:
$33-37/hr + benefits
Start date:
Posted By:
Shannah Dibb

Job Description:

Who we are looking for
We are looking for an Associate Merchant to join our team for APLA (Asia Pacific and Latin America) territories at the Portland, Oregon campus!

The ideal candidate will have strong merchandising, communication and business analytical abilities. You can think like a consumer. You are a self-starter and creative problem solver with a strong collaboration and partnership with the teams you work with. You have effective verbal and written communication skills, including meeting facilitation and presentations in English. You instill trust, act with courage, embrace and lead changes when it happens. You value differences among team members and foster effective teamwork and also ensure clear accountability in the team!

What you will work on
The Associate Merchant will facilitate and manage tools, samples, process and calendar to deliver seasonal product strategy to cross functional partners and territory teammates. You’ll support Gender merchandisers and planners by Driving Strong and Frequent Collaboration. You will also represent the needs of APLA consumer in close partnership with Gender merchandisers to Influence Product Opportunities (harmonization, adoption, productivity, etc.), Gaps, and long-term consumer concepts.

Who you will work with
Your immediate merchandising gender team, associate peers from GEO, and Global.

What you bring!!
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Merchandising or equivalent
• 2-3 years’ experience in merchandising, product management, category management, planning, retail or other relevant experience
• Ideally would have previous experience in the APLA market or experience dealing with a lot of different cultures, currencies and backgrounds
• Strong Product Merchandising & strong Business Acumen
• Ability to Understand Retail Math
• Good knowledge of Marketplace insights, assortment strategies, in-season business management
• Strong Negotiation, Presentation, Communication and Influencing Skills
• Strong Teamwork & accountability
• Footwear or apparel experience is ideal, but not required

Client Description:

This client, named for the Greek goddess of victory, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories.