Merchandise Assistant, Bedding
Gilt Groupe Inc - New York, NY

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Gilt Groupe is seeking a Merchandise Assistant to join our dynamic and game-changing ecommerce buying 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 buying career.

The Merchandise Assistant will assist the buying office in 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, from Operations and Logistics to Marketing and Customer Service.

This role is perfect for a proven self-starter who thrives on a dynamic team and enjoys a fast-paced learning environment. Possessing an eye for trends and an interest in the luxury market is a big plus.

  • Assist the buying office with administrative, product and technical tasks pertaining to sale event preparation
  • Oversee the collection of detailed and accurate product information for each sale
  • Partner with warehouse-based staff and vendors to track and manage market, photo shoot, and editorial samples
  • Assist the Buying Office with PO entry and maintenance
  • Generate sell-thru reports and assisting with market preparation
  • Attend market as appropriate
  • Bachelors degree and one year of retail or buying office experience
  • Skilled with retail math and analyzing data
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and at all levels of an organization
  • Strong knowledge of apparel terms and fabrications
  • Detail-oriented and conscientious
  • Ability to remain flexible and work independently
  • Self-starter, ambitious in nature