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Associate Merchant

Boston Proper

Boston Proper

Boca Raton, FL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Associate Merchant

  • Until Filled (CST)
  • 1155 Broken Sound Parkway Northwest, Boca Raton, FL, United States
  • Salary
  • Full Time

We hold our people, our customers, and our brand in the highest regard. Our people drive our businesses, so we strive to attract the best in our industry. They have different life experiences, educational and cultural backgrounds, but they share many things in common: a commitment to teamwork, to growing great brands, and to building a future full of possibilities.

At Boston Proper, we put our passion and expertise into everything we do. You'll find it in our commitment to unique designs and polished looks that help women feel as fearlessly feminine and as beautifully powerful as they are.


We are searching for an Associate Merchant to join this amazing team. In this role you will be responsible for in partnership with leader for achieving sales, gross margin, and profit goals of a specific classification and/or department through the selection, pricing and promotion of merchandise. Utilizing appropriate merchandising and management techniques via catalog and digital commerce to maximize the company's return on inventory investment. Supports the merchant team through a variety of daily tasks including order writing, business analysis, presentations, and product review and vendor meetings.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform research analysis of market and identifies trends and opportunities that can be applied to the core customer.
  • Own selection of merchandise, sales volume, inventory investments and margin goals in partnership with leader for category/categories of ownership.
  • Review the sales plan and makes merchandising decisions in partnership with leadership.
  • Develop and execute seasonal merchandise plans and pricing strategies in partnership with the leader.
  • Partner with leader and cross functional team to build, assort, and plan the line for designated categories.
  • Partner with Planning & Allocation and leader to ensure the appropriate distribution to maximize sales of assigned categories of business.
  • Work with planning team to ensure proper buy depth based on sales expectations.
  • Create strong partnerships among cross functional areas including planning, trend/design/tech design, product development/sourcing, marketing/digital commerce.
  • Manage all item entry and product attributing based on approved buy plan, initiate P.O. revisions when applicable.
  • Partner with sourcing team to manage flow and timing of deliveries.
  • Ensure ongoing coordination with digital commerce and cross-functional teams on final assortment and any updates as needed.
  • Develop relationship with customer to ensure merchandising/products reflect what customer wants to buy.
  • Serve as a resource in sample management.

Experience/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 3+ years of experience with an apparel retailer preferred
  • Excellent MS Office & Outlook skills with emphasis on Excel
  • Strong interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication; work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to multi task and complete projects on time
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Broad based business acumen
  • Strong eye for fashion and detail
  • Organizational skills and ability to multi task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Catalogue experience/creating photo samples preferred

Company Benefits

  • 401k with company match
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision and Life/ADD Insurance
  • Flexible and generous Paid Time Off policy
  • Merchandise Discount
  • Company Bonus
  • Pet Insurance
  • Boston Proper Values
  • Team loves to work hard and have fun