Associate Merchant - Jackets

Brand: Chico's
Category: Merchandising
Corporate, Fort Myers, FL

Employment Type: Full Time Regular

This position is responsible in partnership with leader for achieving sales, gross margin, and profit goals of a specific Omni-channel classification and / or department through the selection, pricing and promotion of merchandise and by utilizing appropriate merchandising and management techniques to maximize the company's return on inventory investment and space in stores and online. Supports the merchant team through a variety of daily tasks including order writing, business analysis, presentations, and product review and vendor meetings.


  • Performs research analysis of their market and identifies trends and opportunities that can be applied to the core customer.
  • Determines quantities in partnership with leader to order by style, size, and color; validate to Line Plan and OTB plan.
  • Partners with Planning & Allocation and leader to ensure the appropriate distribution to maximize sales of the business.
  • Develops relationship with customer to ensure merchandising/products reflect what customer wants to buy.
  • Owns business for all merchandise, sales, inventory and margin in partnership with leader.
  • Partners with leader and cross functional team to build, assort, and plan the line for designated categories.
  • Serves as a resource in sample management.
  • Creates strong partnerships among cross functional areas including Planning, Design, Product Development, Sourcing, Marketing, Site Merchandising Operations, International, Allocation, and Visual.
  • Develops and executes seasonal merchandise plans and pricing strategies in partnership with leader.
  • Reviews the sales plan and makes merchandising decisions in partnership with leadership.
  • Partners with Sourcing team to manage flow and timing of deliveries.
  • Works with Planning team to ensure proper buy depth based on sales expectations.
  • Communicates with Product Management and Design on a recap of best and worst sellers.
  • Ensures ongoing coordination with Digital Commerce Merchandising Site Operations and International teams on final assortment and any updates as needed.
  • Manages all order entry and product attributing based on approved buy plan; Will initiate P.O. revisions when applicable.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 3+ years of experience with an apparel retailer
  • Excellent computer skills with emphasis on Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to multi task and complete projects on time
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Broad based business acumen
  • Ability to multi-task and work with cross-functional teams


Merchandising Jobs in Corporate at Chico's

In a Merchandising role, you can grow your career in a variety of ways at Chico's FAS, Inc. Because we have three brands and hundreds of boutiques across the U.S. and Canada, we are able to leverage talent across the enterprise and throughout North America.

From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, Chico's has corporate Jobs in Corporate for talented professionals to join our team of retail associates who share our commitment to excellence.

Merchandising Jobs in Corporate at Chico's can include:

Associate Merchant - Team members in this merchandising job support the Merchant Team through a variety of daily tasks including order writing, business analysis, presentations, product review and vendor meetings.

With hundreds of boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as an online presence for each of our brands, it takes sophisticated technology, resources and infrastructure to ensure the continued success of our businesses. Apply online today for Merchandising Jobs in Corporate at Chico's.

At Chico's, there is no such thing as a typical career path, and we encourage everyone in a Merchandising role to take advantage of the many opportunities that exist. Apply online today for Merchandising Jobs in Corporate at Chico's.

About Chico's
For 30 years, we've helped millions of women look as great as they feel. Our chic prints, artisan jackets, and wrinkle-free Travelers collection have built quite a following at our stores, but we hear it's our combination of great style, one-of-a-kind details, and warm, personal service that has captured the hearts of women nationwide.

How do we do it? It's all about you. Honestly. Every time we pick up a pencil to sketch a new design, we think about you: where you're going, what you're doing, what will flatter your body and make you feel fabulous.

Even as Chico's has grown, our values—beautiful apparel, exceptional service and deep appreciation for our customers—still remain at the heart of who we are today.
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