About Chico's FAS

All of our divisions at Chico’s FAS Inc. have a few things in common. They were all created by young, talented entrepreneurs; they all have a commitment to excellence and an extremely high level of customer service; they all have a set of values and beliefs that are critical to the success and growth of the business; and they were all created with a unique cultural foundation. The Chico’s family was built on kind spirits, customer care and community support. Our associates demonstrate our core values day in and day out.

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Associate Merchant Jewelry Chico's

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Job Description:
POSITION OBJECTIVE:
To support the Merchant Team through a variety of daily tasks including order writing, business analysis, presentations, product review and vendor meetings. Proactively develop action plans for a specific classification of merchandise and work with Merchant to drive sales and increased profitability.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Own business for all merchandise, sales, inventory and margin in partnership with Merchant
• Partner with Merchant and cross functional team to build, assort, and plan the line for designated categories using current trend and/or historical information
• Manage Assistant Merchant in order processing and sample management.
• Attend product reviews when needed to write orders and follow up with Product Managers or CAD studio as needed
• Partner with Merchant to initiate P.O. process with Planning understanding receipt flow and affects on business
• Conduct weekly or as needed Production meetings.
• Create strong partnerships among cross functional areas including Planning, Design, Product Management, Planning, Marketing, Allocation, and Visual. Become reliable source of information to all CFT's.
• Assist and advise Allocation team on delivery issues, customer returns
Manage specific store communication regarding mailer items.
• Analyze sales information weekly, minimizing risk and maximizing opportunity.
Partner with Merchant to develop seasonal strategies for specific categories as well as monthly/seasonal hindsights.
• Manage flow and timing of deliveries with clear understanding of affect on BOM targets from Planning and LY information
• Attend stage set to understand the building of fixture/shop concepts. Provide direction to visual to emphasize and drive key styles/collections.
• Develop relationship with customer to ensure merchandising/products reflects customers needs
• Communicate with Product Management and Design on a recap of best and worst sellers
Qualifications:
• BA/BS in related field from an accredited institution
• 3+ years of experience in product or merchandising. Preferred experience with apparel retailer
• Excellent computer and skills
• Strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication.
• Ability to multi task and complete projects on time
• Effective presentation skills
• Broad based business acumen with potential to grow to Merchant level


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