Associate Merchant (women's)


: $192,290.00 - $192,290.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Fashion

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The Associate Merchant will be responsible for curating a thoughtful, modern and sophisticated assortment while achieving sales and profit objectives for specific merchandise categories, under the direction of the Senior Merchant. Our ideal candidate is talented, experienced and entrepreneurial and will act as the \"owner\" for his or her categories. He/she must have a thorough understanding of our space in the industry and an awareness of relevant global trends, vendors and markets. We're looking for someone with proven analytical capabilities and project management skills, extreme attention to detail and the ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task.


* Identify opportunities to increase sales, improve margins, optimize inventories, and decrease markdowns

* Analyze weekly and monthly reporting and provide suggestions on areas to improve department metrics

* Identify and execute key item strategies

* Manage the financial elements of their business areas; OTB, IMU, MD's

* Maintain daily priorities, performance and workload of assistants

* Build a comprehensive understanding of the market and competitors

* Act as liaison between ecommerce merchandisers and women's buying to ensure web merchandising strategy supports product initiative

* Identify new suppliers and bring to market before competition

* Negotiate price, delivery, exclusivity and terms with vendors

* Manage the timely receipt of product and placement of orders

* Develop collaborative relationships with internal colleagues

* Communicate the selling priorities for the store and online merchandising teams

* Coach assistants to become exceptional curators of product and business managers

* Foreign and domestic travel required

Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree

* Previous retail or fashion experience a must

* Ability to juggle competing priorities with ease

* Excellent written and oral skills

* Proficiency in MS software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and other standard office equipment for recording, storing, analyzing, retrieving, and presenting information

* 2-3 years of merchandising or buying experience

Preferred Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, Apparels and Textiles, or similar preferred

* Experience within a multi-vendor online retailer


NSTO is the parent company of Totokaelo and Need Supply Co. We are a commerce and content platform with over 30 years of combined experience. We build fashion and lifestyle destinations known for their directional approach to clothing, accessories, art, and objects. Totokaelo aims to deliver the most essential and creative elements of the ideal contemporary life. Need Supply Co. is a brand that embodies an effortless sense of style combined with a deep awareness of contemporary culture without taking itself too seriously.

Our Principles:

Responsibility, Integrity, Creativity, Simplicity, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Impact, Passion, Grit, Excellence, Communication
Associated topics: brand, brand marketing, capex, leveraging, public relation, publicist, research, roi, social media marketing, strategic * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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