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Assistant Merchandiser at Marmot and ExOfficio

Newell Brands Technical Apparel


Location:
Rohnert Park, California 94928
Date:
11/02/2017
2017-11-022017-12-02
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Shift:
1st Shift
Newell Brands Technical Apparel
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Job Details

Position Title: Assistant Merchandiser

Location: Rohnert, California

Reports to: Senior Brand Manager, Apparel

At Marmot® and ExOfficio® the Assistant Merchandiser is an integral member of the Product Development team, gathering information on consumer needs, the market, and our competitors, and assists with assortment and pricing analysis. The Assistant Merchandiser helps the Category Managers (CMs) with coordinating information and data pertaining to category management and builds merchandising tools to support channel segmentation strategy. The Assistant Merchandiser supports overarching category strategies, seasonal launches, product mix, and brand messaging by building customized merchandising and presentation tools for strategic accounts meetings.

Responsibilities:

  • Builds presentation tools in support of the CMs for use during the product development cycle and sales meetings.
  • Coordinates pre-season meetings for targeted strategic accounts / direct to consumer (DTC).
  • Participates in cross-functional go to market (GTM) work streams to help ensure the seasonal vision is brought to life in the channel assortments.
  • Curates channel assortments and assists in segmentation that provides meaningful points of difference by channel.
  • Coordinates with Marketing, Design and Sales counterparts on the execution of the seasonal tools, key items/outfit photoshoots, and visual presentation tools.
  • Assists in creating and managing reports for tracking product successes and failures in the market place.
  • Aids in researching the needs of customers and consumers.
  • Helps analyze competitors’ products, sales programs, and collateral to aid in product line decisions.
  • Helps maintain the product data base, supports CMs during the product briefing process, and distributes all information related to product categories encompassing line lists and data, workbook, merchandising books, and other CAD tools.
  • Manages calendar and timelines tracking, and ensures that milestones are met.
  • Actively manages professional development.

 

Requirements

 

Key Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in product management, marketing, or merchandising or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in apparel development
  • Understanding of product trends and consumer behavior theory
  • Knowledge of the outdoor retail industry and/or retail processes preferred
  • Experience with active-outdoor/technical apparel and products preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office, and Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop are a plus.
  • Able to travel up to 5% of the year, including travel to tradeshows and key accounts meetings as needed

 

Newell Brands is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products that touch the lives of people where they live, learn, work and play. We are committed to building consumer and commercial brands that matter while leveraging the benefits of being one company: shared expertise, operating efficiencies, and a culture of innovation.

 

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

 

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