Associate Merchant / Lifestyle Ambassador

New York, New York, USA
20 Oct 2020
12 Dec 2020
Key Responsibilities
- Market expert - know customer, competitive and market trends. Provide line input to NY Corporate Merchandising team to develop product ideas that support customer needs for your market.
- Partner with Marketing, Product Knowledge, Visual Merchandising and Store Operations teams to create synergies among all consumer touch points
- Partner with field team to solicit qualitative feedback on product, customers, store environments & competition
- Influence category assortments by analyzing product performance, customer feedback, consumer trend, competitive landscape and local market knowledge to global merchants/design
Business Analysis
- Analysis from weekly selling reports, Data Labs, and store visits, -- generating actions to maximize business opportunities
- Partner with GMP to help influence OTB to meet financial targets and productivity metrics at the SKU level for performance, sales, inventory, receipt and margin goals
- Partner with Global Merchandising Planning to help influence quarterly buys to meet financial targets and global offer
- Build and maintain assortment tools and sku counts
- Partner with Global Merchandise Planning to help Manage SKU lifecycle from adoption to delete, react to in season sales to determine go forward strategy
- Lead category team, monthly, in the presentation of the category performance to the Executive Team.
- Partner with Marketing, Global Merchandise Planning, and Ecom to influence monthly product features and big ideas - translate to Marketing and Web in order to drive content across collaterals
- Partner closely with Marketing team to determine events and sales promotion activities that support product investments
- Provide product knowledge for Field Service Training to present to accounts and shop staff

- B.A. or B.S. required
- 3-5 years of Merchandising, Buying, or Planning experience required
- Strong analytical skills
- Detail oriented, organized, ability to multi-task
- Team player with a focus on collaboration
- Highly skilled in Excel, Powerpoint, and proficient learner of planning and buying systems

Our Competencies for All Employees
- Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
- Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
- Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
- Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
- Learning on the Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
- Perseverance: Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
- Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn't upset when things are up in the air; doesn't have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Our Competencies for All People Managers
- Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
- Building Effective Teams: Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong moraleand spirit in their team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; defines success in terms of the whole team; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
- Managerial Courage: Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said; provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others; lets people know where they stand; faces up to people problems on any person or situation (not including direct reports) quickly and directly; is not afraid to take negative action when necessary.
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