Associate Merchant - White House Black Market Outlets

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

Employment Type: Full Time Regular

It's our 35th Anniversary and we keep getting better with age!

Doing what you love in a place you love with people you trust? Yes. At Chico's FAS, you can have it all. A career in fashion retail where you will feel inspired and encouraged to be your best and be yourself every day. A place where values and guiding principles are more than just a sign on the wall. An environment that cultivates and champions career growth. Through our focus on servant leadership, mentoring programs, customer service and philanthropic involvement, we find ways to make a difference every day. We care about each other, our customers and our community. Headquartered in Southwest Florida, Chico's FAS is a family of Three Amazing Brands, surrounded by beautiful sunny beaches. Ready to join us? Read on.

POSITION OBJECTIVE:
This position will support the Merchant Team through a variety of daily tasks including order writing, business analysis, presentations, product review and vendor meetings. The Associate Merchant will proactively develop strategic merchandising action plans for a specific department while working with the Merchant/DMM to drive sales and increased profitability for assigned product area.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Partner with Merchant/DMM and cross functional team to build, assort, and plan the line for designated categories
  • Travel to stores to connect with our customer.
  • Participate with peers and leadership in research and discussion regarding competitive and aspirational landscape as well as applicable trends.
  • In partnership with Merchant/DMM own business for all merchandise, sales, inventory and margin.
  • Assists in order processing and sample management
  • Attend Product reviews when necessary and follow up with product managers or CAD studio as needed
  • Partner with Merchant to initiate P.O. process with Planning
  • Participate weekly or as needed in Production meetings.
  • Prepare markdowns for Merchant review.
  • Create strong partnerships among cross functional areas including Planning, Design, Product Management, Sourcing, Tech Design, Marketing, Allocation, Store Ops and Visual.
  • Participate in mock floor set and floor set prep to understand the building of outfits and fixture/shop concepts
  • Communicate the Best and Worst Sellers weekly to key partners.
  • Present business strategies, assortment and best and worst seller to key partners as needed.
  • Manage the seasonal merchandising hindsights.
  • Reads and reacts to business needs with a sense of urgency

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS degree in related field strongly preferred
  • 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

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From finance and accounting to technology and merchandising careers, Chico's has corporate job opportunities in Fort Myers, FL 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 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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