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MERCHANDISE ASSISTANT

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MERCHANDISE ASSISTANT
START DATE: ASAP
CONTRACT: 2 MONTHS
LOCATION: NEW YORK, NY
PAY: $21/HOUR

** A FORTUNE 500 FASHION COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL MERCHANDISE ASSISTANT **

SUMMARY:
Provide support to merchandising team. Work effectively as a member of the cross functional team by communicating clearly and focusing on team objectives. Coordinate daily activities across designated department and build strong partnerships.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

SAMPLE MANAGEMENT:
• 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 from Marketing, Public Relations and Visual Merchandising teams
• Responsible for tracking of samples sent to cross functional teams
• Manages 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

REPORTING:
• Pull, print, and distribute department reports
• Seasonally creates Ad Sample Tracker
• Responsible for printing selling tools and product catalogs

REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising preferred
• 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

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