Assiocate Merchant
lululemon
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
6d ago

A day in the life

of an Associate Merchant

  • Responsible for data integrity and accuracy of the line plan (e.g., style number, color options and codes, product attributes, target FOB / IMU, forecasted units, purchase order, price management, item creation, on- order, line sheet and product flow reporting)
  • Assist the merchandising team in developing merchandising strategies and preliminary product assortments, managing the localized line plan;
  • including flow, weekly stories, cancellations and shifts in the business.

  • Proactively collaborate with cross-functional partners; including design, development, raw materials, sourcing, production, fast turn, whitespace, planning, allocations, digital, visual merchandising and,logistics, to gather key information that support merchandising decisions
  • Proactively gathers, analyzes and drives insight from local market knowledge and competitive landscape across all channels.
  • Assist the Merchant / MM to manage the product lifecycle for all styles in assigned product categories including introduction, build and retirement of those styles.
  • Takes initiative in leading the in-season management of your product category, through flow, product education, chase, cancellations, markdowns and exit.
  • Trains, supports and mentors Merchandise Assistants
  • Demonstrates an excellent sense of style and is passionate about sweating, health and personal development
  • The finer print

  • 1-3 years of experience in a merchandising assistant role
  • Equivalent eperience or bachelor’s degree (Business, commerce or fashion merchandising preferred)
  • Attention to detail.
  • Mastery of retail mathematics and open to buy
  • Excellent communication skills - interpersonal, written and verbal
  • Entrepreneurship and resourcefulness a self-starter
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to interpret multiple data points across numerous channels and market segments
  • Focus on creating an extraordinary guest experience, organizational and time management skills
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Willingness to work on the retail floor
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