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Merchandise Assistant(Fashion Apparel)

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Merchandise Assistant(Fashion Apparel)

TITLE: Merchandise Assistant
REPORTS TO (Position): Sr. Merchandiser or above


GENERAL 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. Builds strong partnerships. 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (For the assigned category or categories): 

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 & 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 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 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
• 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. 
Minimum educational level: 
• Bachelors degree, preferred 

Minimum experience: 
• Retail experience required 
• Merchandising experience preferred 

Physical Requirements: 
• Ability to transport, maneuver and visually evaluate merchandise. 

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