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

Description

Are you a passionate merchant who wants to make an impact in the exciting world of home furniture and décor? Then come join our growing Frontgate family.  Merchandising is the central function setting the course for our brand's product assortment, the hub of the wheel that ensures all teams are moving in the right direction to drive the business by delivering a unique proprietary, curated, compelling, and profitable assortment that puts the customer first.

The Associate Merchant supports and contributes to the creation and implementation of the merchandise strategy for categories of Frontgate. As the business driver, the merchant teams work in partnership with our design, planning, sourcing, e-comm and creative teams to ensure that the categories deliver the  financial goals.  The place where Art and Science meet, our merchandising teams possess a blend of analytical ability and creative thinking, drawing from historical data, competitive intelligence, market trends, macro trends and customer intimacy to synthesize information, reach conclusions, and develop a course of action to deliver an assortment that stays true to the brand DNA, while inspiring and exceeding expectations for our customer.

As an Associate Merchant with Frontgate, you will be responsible for supporting both the creation and execution of the creative product development and driving the growth business strategies and assortment plans for specific categories with oversight from your Merchant.  You will support in the delivery of sales and profit goals by analyzing performance and sharing result driving insights, while managing daily business operations.

Your Impact:

  • Communicates accurate and up-to-date information regarding product selection in a timely manner.
  • Assists in catalog production and observing production timelines.
  • Manages active vendor relationships and issues including product testing, quality, and vendor compliance and maintains accurate vendor information records.
  • Manages and tracks merchandising allowances, vendor debits, etc.
  • Performs sales and returns analysis and manages inventory issues including liquidations and returns in order to maintain fluid movement of products throughout their lifecycle.
  • Becomes knowledgeable about market trends and competitor's products; could attend domestic trade shows, as applicable.
  • Develops understanding of building competitive merchandise assortment aligned with our customer needs and brand positioning.
  • Build an understanding of retail math, merchandise driven financials and their applications.
  • Grow knowledge of product development, sourcing and quality.
  • Develops merchant skills by taking on a sub-category of merchandising responsibility, as applicable.
  • Executes tasks/responsibilities of Assistant Merchant as applicable or as needed.

What your will bring:

    • 1-3 years merchandising experience with demonstrable success.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Merchandising or related field or Associate's Degree and equivalent experience.
    • Ability to manage processes and projects with minimal direction.
    • Detail-oriented and organized.
    • Shows leadership and problem-solving capabilities.
    • 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.
    • Ability to push, pull, and lift a minimum of 25lbs


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