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Assistant Merchant

Company: SPARC Group, LLC
Location: New York
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Founded in 1818,Brooks Brothersis America's oldest clothier. For more than 200 years, the brand has defined the standard of dress in America and has evolved into a global lifestyle brand offering complete apparel and accessories collections for men, women and children. Brooks Brothers products are world renowned for innovation, quality, timeless style and exceptional value. As America's oldest clothing retailer, Brooks Brothers has a long history of creating long-term relationships with both our Customers and our Associates.The Assistant Merchant is the foundation of the merchandising organization: supporting every part of the selling process from assortment curation and sample management to in season business reporting and analysis. The definitive "left brain/right brain" role: the Assistant Merchant is able to analyze data, deep dive into the numbers, and be highly detailed while helping to curate product and understand "where the puck is going."This self-starting and action-oriented individual is often the first point of contact for cross functional teams looking for accurate and detailed information. We're looking for someone who truly wants to own their business and help push the Brand to new heights.Sample management: Responsible for taking delivery and checking in samples; inspecting and ensuring all details of the garment are correct; and organized sample storage, archiving, and sharing. Also responsible for attending technical fit meetings and taking accurate and detailed fit and/or trim change notes.Business reporting and analysis: Responsible for timely and accurate preparation of Monday business reports; both standard reporting and ad-hoc analysis for management. Identify areas of opportunity and concern. What is happening and what are we doing about it?Seasonal assortment curation: Partner with head merchants and design team to assort seasonal product lines. Includes pre-development SKU planning using current business trends and the analysis of the menswear market and competitors to identify potential growth opportunities and weaknesses.PLM database management: Responsible for management of our product lifecycle database.Ecommerce management: Partner with Ecommerce merchandising team for bi-weekly product launch and live site management. Ensure product is depicted accurately and proudly in our FLAGSHIP STORE (BrooksBrothers.com).Cross functional communication: Help liaise between merchandising and cross functional teams (Design, Marketing, Planning, Wholesale, etc.); accurately/effectively communicate relevant information to appropriate teams.Ad-hoc reporting and projects in support of managementMust have a high school diploma; Bachelor's degree is preferred, but not requiredStrong understanding of and passion for the specialty menswear marketUnderstand the power of "the Brand" and passion for Brooks BrothersPositive attitude and the ability to foster collaborative cross functional relationshipsAction oriented and a true "do-er"Meticulous attention to detail and strong communication and presentation skillsStrong data analysis skillsStrong Excel skills

Keywords: SPARC Group, LLC, New York , Assistant Merchant, Other , New York, New York

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