Associate Merchandiser

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Role Title:
Associate Merchandiser
Needham, MA
Job Advert Description

Job Summary:

This role is responsible for assisting the Director of Merchandising in the management of the product throughout its lifecycle, through a clear understanding of our product strategies, offerings and performance, as well as, our competitors trading strategies with ownership of a category.


What You'll Do:

  1. Play a role of a competitor expert, having a clear understanding of our competitor product, pricing and trading plans.
  2. Ownership of a category within the business
  3. Prepares Pre-Season forecasting and account planning using historical data and current trends.
  4. Deliver product presentations to sales team and accounts
  5. Manage and update Line Sheets to distribute to the Sales team.
  6. Daily maintenance of Assortment tools.
  7. Develop strong cross functional relationships and manage the provision of product information and communication materials to store operations, marketing, planning, and product teams. 
  8. Manage in-season trading performance contributing to monthly meetings and work with Merchandising team to capture lessons learned.
  9. Works proactively to ensure business objectives are achieved through best possible marketing strategies.
  10. Request and maintain sample coordination for trade meetings, sales meetings and presentations.
  11. Set up Showrooms for account meetings. 
  12. Provide support to the Director of Merchandising in the creation of key documents.

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years related experience as Product Manager, Buyer or Merchandiser, assistant Buyer.
  • Footwear /Apparel experience (preferred)  
  • Understanding of Visual Merchandising
  • Effective team player with strong communication skills.
  • Understanding of consumer behaviours and trends
  • Strong communications skills
  • Presentation skills generally and specifically strong product presentation skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Excel (pivot and v look ups are essential) and Power Point
  • Knowledge of different business operating models – Retail, e-commerce, wholesale (preferred)
  • Passion for product

About Clarks

Clarks, based in Somerset, England, been at the forefront of innovative shoemaking since its foundation in 1825, when brothers James and Cyrus Clark made a slipper from sheepskin off-cuts. At the time it was ground-breaking; a combination of invention and craftsmanship that’s remained at the heart of what the brand does now. In our archive of more than 22,000 pairs are shoes that have sparked revolutions and defined generations.

From the original Desert Boot (first designed by Nathan Clark and launched in 1950) to the iconic Wallabee, each design has an instantly recognisable signature—a unique combination of craftsmanship and innovation that make it unmistakably ours. We’re a global business operating retail, wholesale, franchise and online channels in over 100 markets worldwide supported by nearly 10,000 employees across the world.

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Clarks International believes that the principle of equality of opportunity is fundamental to the company's operations. Our long held aim is to provide just and fair treatment for all employees. We will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, age, disability, marital status, colour, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender reassignment.



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