Merchandiser- Girls Division

Job Description

Merchandiser – Girls

Our client, the iconic children’s brand, Janie and Jack who are based in the Bay area, are looking for a Merchandiser to join their team and head up their girls business.

Janie and Jack is a small but mighty company. They strive to keep every kid at heart with each and every piece they design. They believe individuality starts young.

Iconic. Approachable. Connected. These are some of the ideas that guide every day at Janie and Jack.

About The Role

The Merchandiser will be responsible for developing and driving the product strategy, assortment, and financial performance goals for the girls department. The Merchandiser will foster strong cross functional relationships to ensure all strategies and goals are achieved. Working closely with the Merchandise Manager, the Merchandiser will act as the representative of the customer in strategic decisions on the cross-functional team. The Merchandiser will partner with Planning to drive financial goals as well as partner with Design, Production, Brand Creative Services, and Visual Merchandising to ensure the strategic vision is executed all the way to the customer. They will also work closely with the store teams to enhance understanding of our customers and address their needs.

Responsibilities

  • Strategically develop and execute financial plans for department, line, and classification in partnership with Planning
  • Utilize seasonal and hindsight information to develop product strategies and category positioning
  • Build roadmap for Design outlining clear direction around AUC, newness, carryover and areas of growth and decline to tie to seasonal product strategies
  • Participate in seasonal Design product reviews; assorting and providing feedback on product lines to guide color, pattern, silhouette, and outfitting
  • Work with Production and Design to drive achievement of AUC and IMU goals.
  • Partner with Planning to drive in-season management through pricing and markdown recommendations; diagnose and leverage in-season opportunities to drive future strategies
  • Collaborate with Design, Production, Brand Creative Services, and Visual Merchandising to ensure the strategic vision is executed all the way to the customer
  • Maintain a high awareness of the customer, competitive landscape and fashion trends through consistent store visits and online research

What You’ll Bring

  • BA/BS degree required with a minimum of 4 years of hands-on merchandising experience
  • Experience in the Specialty Store arena preferred with proven ability to identify trends and successfully drive results
  • Girls/Baby apparel experience preferred
  • Passion for product
  • Possess strong analytical skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Self-motivated, multi- tasker
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral
  • PC skills required; including excellence with Excel applications specifically
  • The ideal candidate must enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have the ability to work with all levels within the organization

Benefits

  • 40% off merchandise employee discount at Janie and Jack
  • Paid holidays and flexible time off
  • 401K match
  • Generous Health Savings Account (HSA) employer contributions for individuals and families
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and commuter benefits
  • Life insurance (self, spouse/domestic partner, children)

Salary range $90,000 -$105,000


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