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Assistant Merchandise Manager - DFS1171306 in Los Angeles, CA at DFS

Date Posted: 1/8/2019

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Job Description

Under the direction of the Merchandise Manager. The focus is on communication with vendors, regions and gaining agreement with the MM in managing assortment grids, promotions and markdowns (with Planning Manager concurrence).

Key Responsibilities:

• Develops budgets and/or sales targets, promotions and assortment plans for one segment of a category.
• Format, analyze and review data for budget and vendor meetings, and recommend actions steps to the Merchandise Manager and Planner.
• Build economic models for projects, including GM$ per square foot for departments and brands.
• Review exception reports and recommend action, including IMU management and best seller/fast seller management; reports weekly for Merchandise Manager review.
• Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors for a segment of a category.
• Communicate effectively with Planning Manager, Communication Coordinator and Product Sales Manager to ensure buy-in and consensus from all team members on decisions affecting the team.
• Develop smooth operational flow of all office functions with vendors, Planning Manager and Product Sales Manager.
• Report results against objectives for one segment of a category and recommend action plans to Merchandise Manager.
• Communicate and monitor sales promotions, product knowledge and special events/store training.
• Communicate standards of visual presentation and work with Sales Promotion to develop promotional collateral for in store marketing of key product drivers in assortment strategy.
• Maintain vendor information in PIM/SAP Merchandise Systems database. Maintain UPC code, cost and retails in PIM/SAP via GMO. Generate Inform reports and manipulate them in Excel as required.
• Compile statistical data using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint for Monthly report needs, strategy books and any other presentations throughout the year.
• Perform other functions as necessary.

Key Requirements:
College or University Degree preferred or equivalent work experience Minimum of 1 year of merchandising experience in a buying office. Luxury market experience preferred. International business experience preferred. Abilities and handling multiple priorities. Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel