Associate Merchandise Manager

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Aquent has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Merchandise Manager to support the overall category strategy and objectives for a large retail brand in San Diego. As the Associate Merchandise Manager, you will be responsible for, business plan objectives for assigned sub-category, maximizing sales; and increase profit margin. You will also collaborate with a cross-functional team and a vendor partnership team through the implementation of these strategies which includes developing financial models, creating assortments, developing merchandise presentation, developing and executing effective advertising plans, and managing product mix, pricing, gross margin, sales and promotional expenditures.

Experience Required:
A bachelor's degree preferably in marketing or merchandising and a minimum of 3-5 years progressively responsible professional level experience in merchandising as a buyer or category manager in a superstore, mass market or specialty national or large regional, multi-unit retail chain store is required. Must have skills in inventory management, product assortment, and vendor negotiations.