Merchandise Assistant, International Gilt Groupe
Gilt Groupe is seeking a Merchandise Assistant to join our dynamic and game-changing International ecommerce team. The ideal candidate will have at least one year of experience in retail or buying as well as a strong desire to gain the technical and practical knowledge to launch a career in buying or ecommerce merchandising.
The Merchandise Assistant will assist the International team in two primary facets: execution of the International strategy in Gilt and partner admin systems and preparation of private sale events that set Gilt Groupe apart from the competition. S/he is responsible for maintaining accuracy and efficiency throughout the buying process, including: data entry, purchase orders, reporting, logistics, sample management and more. In addition, the successful candidate will partner with functions across the organization including Technology, Operations, Logistics, Marketing, and Customer Service.
This role is perfect for a proven and inherently curious self-starter who thrives on a dynamic team and enjoys a fast-paced learning environment. Possessing an eye for detail and an interest in the luxury market globally is critical.
Execute accurate and timely sale event set-up, maintenance, and execution
Assist with administrative, product and technical tasks pertaining to sale event preparation
Oversee the collection of detailed and accurate product information for each sale
Track and manage market, photo shoot and editorial samples
Proactively troubleshoot as needed
Assist the buying office with PO entry and maintenance
Generate sell-thru reports and assisting with market preparation
Conduct analysis on sales and traffic results to identify potential opportunities
Communicate with vendors and cross functional teams regularly
Bachelors degree and one year of retail or buying office experience
Knowledge of retail math and analyzing data
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong product and merchandising sensibility
Highly detail-oriented and conscientious
Eagerness to quickly learn and adapt to new technology systems
Knowledge of apparel terms and fabrications
Ability to remain flexible and work independently
Self-starter, ambitious in nature
Willingness to roll up sleeves and do whatever it takes to succeed
International experience a plus
Knowledge of international brands a plus
Knowledge of other languages a plus
Gilt.com is an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise and experiences every day at insider prices. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands and products, including fashion for women, men, and children; home decor; and unique activities in select cities and destinations. We believe that every day is an opportunity to inspire and be inspired.
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