Merchandiser, BR Growth/New Business

San Francisco, California, United States
27 Sep 2021
18 Jun 2022
About Banana Republic

Banana Republic was founded with an explorer's spirit and a desire to venture to new places, beyond the boundaries of the everyday. Our clothing is designed for a life with no boundaries.

We travel near and far in search of the finest materials and fabric innovations to infuse style with substance, because we believe that what you wear should open a world of possibilities. And the people that make up Banana Republic share the same qualities as our brand: curious, connected, undaunted by boundaries. Sound like you? Join us for the adventure of what's next.

About the Role

The Merchandiser is a member of the Banana Republic Merchandising Team responsible for merchandising assortment into concepts supporting key items, strategies and current trends that are commercially viable and provide an exciting customer store and online experience by partnering with design, planning, visual, online, production, and marketing.

What You'll Do

  • Develop, manage & communicate omni-channel seasonal strategies: Create department level pre-season assortment, pricing, and promotional strategy that aligns with divisional merchandising strategy and meets or exceeds the brand financial goals.
  • Create and present a compelling assortment that supports key items, strategies and current trends that are commercially viable, and provide an exciting customer store experience. Ensure assortment meets financial targets and will support divisional and brand objectives both online and in stores.
  • Make department investments decisions to ensure that smart risks are being taken, basic businesses are protected and financial targets are met.
  • Analyze historic & current data, trends, product assortment, and competition to develop the strategy and identify business opportunities and in-season risks.
  • Assist with omni-channel web management to create a compelling product experience on the site, to include inspirational merchandise presentation, simple and intuitive category navigation and clear and accurate product details.
  • Present seasonal product best sellers to help cross functional teams understand in-season selling to better plan for future seasons. Make recommendations and execute in-season strategy changes as needed.
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of cross-functional teams including planning, design, production, tech design, visual, online merchandising, and visual, and be able to influence them to achieve results in stores and online.

Who You Are

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent.
  • 2-3 years of Merchandising or retail buying experience
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Possess a working knowledge of financial measurements.
  • Demonstrate a point of view about product assortment and trend.
  • Maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals.
  • Demonstrate strong listening, verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Product development experience preferred.

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Benefits at Banana Republic

  • Merchandise discount for our brands: 50% off regular-priced merchandise at Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 30% off at Outlet for all employees.
  • One of the most competitive Paid Time Off plans in the industry.*
  • Employees can take up to five "on the clock" hours each month to volunteer at a charity of their choice.*
  • Extensive 401(k) plan with company matching for contributions up to four percent of an employee's base pay.*
  • Employee stock purchase plan.*
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.*
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*For eligible employees

Gap Inc. is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to recruiting, hiring, training and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, and make all employment decisions without regard to any protected status. We have received numerous awards for our long-held commitment to equality and will continue to foster a diverse and inclusive environment of belonging. This year, we've been named as one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign for the seventeenth consecutive year and have been included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the fourth year in a row.