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Company: Frontgate
Location: OH
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


The Assistant Merchant's primary responsibility is to support the Merchant in assigned category(ies) in maintaining accurate, timely, detailed information necessary for daily business decision-making. As an Assistant, this person will learn all aspects of the business, contribute to the idea generation for products, and will interact with all the different functions within the brand.

  • Support the department/category in Strategy and Presentation: Develop and understanding of the connection between financial strategies and related merchandise objectives.
  • Responsible for knowing, understanding and adhering to all corporate calendar meetings and events.
  • Assortment Development: Collaborate with entire merchant team on cohesive seasonal looks and assortments. Help gather market intelligence with a focus on business opportunities and present learnings to merchant leadership. Write copy stories to clearly communicate product details that articulate benefits while highlighting the Frontgate difference.
  • Deliver timely and accurate data across all applications (NSD, Assortment Plan, MAP;s, ePIF, SIMs, Sample Tagging, Change Forms, Assortment Exceptions, Cost/Retail Changes) Sample Tracking: air quotes, approvals, partners with sourcing.
  • Begin to take initiative/ownership for items and or small segments of the business, including but not limited to managing, under supervision, the growth and development of assigned products and or categories.
  • Analytics: Understand past season product trends and historical data at the category level (Pivot tables, Weekly Business Reports).
  • Assist in evaluating the assortment, reacting to in-season performance/trends, recap those findings and report out during weekly business meetings. Aids in document presentation for key meetings.

What will you bring:

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Merchandising or related field.

Minimum Experience : College Graduate

Preferred Experience:

  • 1-2 years assistant merchant experience.
  • Ability to manage process and projects.
  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Shows problem-solving capabilities.
  • Collaborative, ability to work as a team.
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. Excellent phone, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer. Curious and open to learning.

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