Assistant Merchandiser, Mens Polo & Pfs Knits, Tees & Sweaters

Ralph Lauren

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Job title

Assistant Merchandiser, Mens Polo & Pfs Knits, Tees & Sweaters, Ralph Lauren

Location

New York, United States

Level

Assistant / Entry Level

Function

Merchandising & Allocation

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

Obtain a general understanding of all Merchandising functions. Understand interdependencies with Design, Production, Tech, and Buying. Become familiar with merchandising tools, terminology and responsibilities. Execute day-to-day tasks necessary to assist the Merchandising team.

  • Gain a strong and strategic point of view of your classification and brand position in the market

  • Look to improve our work process; identify inefficiencies and make recommendations to streamline workload for the team

  • Assists merchandising team in developing a cohesive assortment by product category

  • Maintains product brief data integrity to ensure clear communication to design and production

  • Researches and communicates shifts in the competitive market through trends, pricing, and emerging product categories

  • Gains a strong understanding of the Polo customer and his needs

  • Observes the relationship between merch, design, and production to learn how to create a collaborative working environment

  • Strengthens financial acumen to better react to business needs

  • Learns how to meet IMU goals while maintaining brand desirability

  • Owns sample management for key meetings

  • Owns all product tools to ensure a strong understanding of the line

  • Disseminates all product changes to key partners

  • Maintains data integrity in GFE and other assortment related systems and documents

  • Establishes cross-functional relationships to promote best practices and process adherence; fosters teamwork

The Ideal Candidate

  • 1-3 years retail merchandising or buying experience

  • Computer proficiency in MS Office: Outlook, Excel, Word

  • Excellent interpersonal skills supporting a team environment

  • Excellent English communication skills - verbal and written

  • Excellent time management/project skills

  • Strong planning and organizational skills with a sense of priority for deadlines and attention to detail

  • Ability to recognize and react to changing work demands

  • Comfortable and confident in making effective autonomous (and group) decisions in a timely manner

  • Goal orientated: ability to stay focused on creating winning result

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Proven ability to manage projects independently and to work as part of a team

About Us

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, Double RL, Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children’s, Ralph Lauren Home, Lauren Ralph Lauren, RLX, American Living, Chaps and Club Monaco, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.