Associate Merchant (White House Black Market - Bottoms and Shorts)

Job Ref#: 8515
Brand: Chico's FAS, Inc-Shared Services
Category: Merchandising
Job Type: Full-time
Location:
11215 Metro Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL


Employment Type: Full-time


With approximately 1,300 boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S., 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. From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, we have diverse opportunities available for talented professionals to join our team of nearly 16,000 associates who share our commitment to excellence.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:

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.


FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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
Chico’s FAS, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, lactation, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military service, veteran status, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.
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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 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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