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Associate Merchant

Brand: White House Black Market
Category: Merchandising
Fort Myers, FL

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.


  • Perform research analysis of their market and identifies trends and opportunities that can be applied to the core customer
  • Develop relationship with customer to ensure merchandising/products reflect what customer wants to buy
  • Own business for all merchandise, sales, inventory and margin in partnership with leader
  • Partner with leader and cross functional team to build, assort, and plan the line for designated categories
  • Manage Assistant Merchant in order processing and sample management
  • Create strong partnerships among cross functional areas including Planning, Design, Product Development, Sourcing, Marketing, Site Merchandising Operations, International, Allocation, and Visual
  • Partner with Planning & Allocation and leader to ensure the appropriate distribution to maximize sales of the business
  • Develop and execute seasonal merchandise plans and pricing strategies in partnership with leader
  • Determine quantities in partnership with leader to order by style, size, and color; validate to Line Plan and OTB plan
  •  Review the sales plan and makes merchandising decisions in partnership with leadership
  • * Partner with Sourcing team to manage flow and timing of deliveries
  • * Attend omni floor sets to understand the building fixture/shop concepts and digital marketing
  • * Validate space with assortment plan to ensure appropriate depth is achieved by store volume (size) and for online
  • Communicate with Product Management and Design on a recap of best and worst sellers
  • Ensure ongoing coordination with Digital Commerce Merchandising Site Operations and International teams on final assortment
  • Partner with leadership and Marketing to identify product to be advertised in marketing campaigns
  • Provides guidance, mentoring/coaching and feedback on direct reports performance as applicable


  • BA/BS in related field from an accredited institution
  • 2 - 3 years of experience with an 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
  • Ability to multi-task and work with cross-functional teams


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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 boutiques, 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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White House Black Market