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Assistant Merchant - Aerie International

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Merchandising
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202105 Requisition #
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POSITION SUMMARY:


Assist the Merchant in the preparation of a global omni-channel assortment for AEO and its brand to meets the competitive and commercial needs of all International markets.

Support daily operational functions to successfully affect the department’s business.


RESPONSIBILITIES:


Participate in building the seasonal roadmap in collaboration with the head Merchant, the  International Buying team, and US/Direct Merchandising and Design.

Understand seasonal market hindsight and weekly business recaps from the Buying team for your respective categories to influence the global roadmap.

Seek out key item opportunities to grow the business through competitive research and analysis of the categories of business within which assigned.

Identify business trends by market with the support of the Buying team and call out said opportunities to the lead Merchant and DMM for the global roadmap.

Ensure International requests are accurately communicated on all roadmap documents and are kept up to date throughout the season.

Establish an in depth product understanding by category which includes but is not limited to seasonal strategy, fabric, silhouette description including technical specifics if applicable, retail price and lifespan

Maintain records of all International exclusive programs through photos, roadmap, SVL, etc. and see them through the product life cycle.

Manage the preparation of all support materials for the product presentations which includes: line sheets, laydown documents, and color palettes. 

Manage all deliverables as it relates to our systems (Tradestone and GBS) in conjunction with the production and MOS teams. 

Pass style information for quote entry to MOS for all International exclusive items.

Ensure accuracy of the Global Buy Sheet including product attributions in preparation for buys during coordination and thereafter as new styles are added. 

Daily/Weekly communication of assortment changes within the season which includes: chase additions, drops, chase category product detail (C&S knits, “Don’t Ask Why”, graphics).

Input and ensure accuracy of all product attributes to allow for accurate data analysis, seasonal recapping, and pre-season planning. 

Maintain organized sample closet  with the support of the Visual Assistant to ensure we have representation of all merchandise in-season.

Perform other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:


Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Merchandising, Business, or equivalent. 

2+ years previous experience in retail merchandising.

Ability to strategize and strong skills in financial analysis.

Aggressive and passionate individual will be most successful in this and future roles.

Proficiency in use of MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.

Manual labor required (i.e. Carrying boxes of Merchandise, Organizing samples, Dressing bustforms).

Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.


American Eagle is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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