The primary purpose of this position is to select, market, and develop products for sale in our stores. The Merchandising Manager (Ass’t Buyer) is responsible for merchandising, advertising, and sell down of discontinued product, order creation, market implementation, and traveling to markets to select products.
Work Environment Summary
This position is required to work a flexible 45-hour workweek, Monday through Friday in a corporate office environment. This position requires limited light lifting and long periods of walking. Overnight Travel is occasionally required to attend Home Furnishing Markets, factories, and showroom visits.
Merchandising - Selects merchandise for sale for select categories that are assigned to the individual by the Director of Merchandising. Responsible for product pricing, negotiation of cost, and markdown strategy. Strategizes the marketing of those products. Is held accountable to inventory turn targets, margin targets, sales targets, and quality targets. Develops products as needed to meet required objections
Discontinued Product Sell Down - Responsible for transitioning in and out of product lines, including autonomy to mark down items and resupply to meet transition dates and impact financial margin
Advertising - Selects products for sale and advertising mediums (email, print, etc.) to effectively market categories of responsibility.
Market/Factory Travel - Travels to markets to select products and negotiate with suppliers for designated categories. Travels to factories to develop products and supplier relations.
Order Creation - Issues new purchase orders as needed to confirm market commitments and creates/launches initial orders to align with planned product transitions
Market Implementation - Assembles Ashley new product packets and buy folders to ensure proper SKU set-up and implementation through the Merchandise Planning Department.
Supplier Relations - Manages relationships with suppliers to maximize value from our vendor partnerships.
Administrative Assistance - Provides limited general support by preparing reports for supervisory layers for merchandising & advertising
Internal Communication - Communicates with Merchandise Planning, Sales, & Advertising in regards to the entire product cycle related to new product introductions.
- Comprehensive Health Insurance Package
- Free Onsite Health Clinic (Tamarac)
- 401k with employer match
- Associate Discount Program
- Onsite Cafeteria (Tamarac)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Paid Vacation starting at 6 months
- Paid Sick Time
- Promote-from-within culture, with a lot of opportunity to grow
- And MANY more