Assistant Merchant, Exclusive Fashion Brands

Assistant Merchant, Exclusive Fashion Brands

  • Location HOBOKEN, NJ
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  • Requisition GH1533651

What you'll do at

Walmart eCommerce is looking for a fashion savvy and detail-oriented Assistant Merchant who thrives in a fast-paced, start-up environment to join our Exclusive Fashion Brands Team.  This position primarily supports the Associate Merchant and/or Merchant, managing the day-to-day workflow of our exclusive online fashion brands; including but not limited to seasonal product development timelines, product delivery and launch dates, marketing and site experience milestones, while working cross functionally with merchandising, marketing, planning, manufacturing and site operations partners to ensure that our exclusive fashion brands hit our site looking great and on-time for the season.

The ideal candidate is process-oriented, and has experience in buying, merchandising, manufacturing and/or product development within the fashion category. This person must be able to communicate clearly, understand complex situations while being able to explain and digest in a simplistic way, understand the business needs, gather project requirements, meet deadlines, and manage management and cross-functional team expectations.

About You

  • You love fashion and have a knack for spotting new trends
  • You’re a left and right brain thinker; highly analytical and highly creative
  • You are a master at managing competing priorities, shifting strategies and tight timelines while keeping your tasks on track and organized
  • You are able to connect the dots across a multitude of different but inter-connected areas
  • You have a proven track record of building successful relationships and meeting deadlines


  • Coordinate and monitor sample management, onboarding, item setup, ordering processes, and vendor follow-ups to ensure products are available and ready to sell
  • Execute on-time sales reporting for Exclusive Brands department
  • Improve the customer’s browse and search experience by managing product attributes, optimizing taxonomy, curating product destinations, and overall site maintenance for the brand(s) you support
  • Identify key trends and pitch new business opportunities to Management
  • Leverage competitive shopping, historical analysis, and industry insights to support the planning of your brand or brands’ assortment
  • Manage deliverables and escalate issues to management with proposals of next steps/solution

Minimum Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree with a strong academic background
  • 1-2 years of experience working in e-commerce fashion brand or retailer
  • A strong interest in fashion, analytics, merchandising, and product development
  • Ability to multi-task and simultaneously complete multiple projects on time
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Highly organized and self-disciplined with a strong ability to prioritize tasks and resources
  • Detail oriented, efficient, self-starter, highly productive and collaborative approach to work
  • Customer-obsessed: scrutinize your business and polish the customer experience
  • Team-oriented with stellar communication and analytical skills

Preferred Skills

  • Previous fashion internships or work experience
  • Open to working in an ambiguous, start-up environment. You are a fundamental building block to a growing fashion organization
  • Fast learner; absorbing information and experiences and applying them
  • Experience working with cross-functional and external partners (merchandising, production, marketing, manufacturers) who are distributed across offices and geographies
  • Knowledge of apparel, shoes and accessories production processes

Immigration sponsorship will not be available for this position at this time.

All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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