Associate Merchant in Danbury, CT at Ethan Allen Global Inc.

Date Posted: 10/14/2019

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    Danbury, CT
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Job Description

Requisition ID: 006545

Position Summary:

Provide assistance and guidance for Merchandising, Inventory Planning, Product Management, Sales, Marketing, and Retail Communications to ensure timely and accurate implementation for all programs.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and interpret all pricing data by margin analysis, sales analysis, and product comparisons for the entire line, which includes pricing for all new introductions.  
  • Work with vendors to compile initial cost quotes.  Prepare and maintain master files with all price data and product details, inclusive of working with imports to make sure all freight and duty rates are correct to price product. 
  • Build and maintain specification sheets for all new introductions, build files for market prints, assign product names through Legal, and arrange photography for all new styles. 
  • Identify best selling products and suggests future recommendations and drops.  Prepare and execute exit plan of planned drop merchandise through pricing, margin strategies. 
  • Maintain up-to-date pricing, sourcing, and product detail information in appropriate spreadsheets, databases, web-related programs, etc.
  • Assist and create all price files for US/Canadian/EU for each direct mail magazine based on company margin direction. 
  • Create and proof all price files for yearly price increases for US/Canadian/EU based on company margin direction. 
  • Prepare and identify styles for all advertising for our direct mail magazines and web in order to increase sales year over year while maintaining a good service level.  Ensure accuracy on all internal and external marketing materials; inclusive of web, TV, and print. 
  • Maintain and edit all Use and Care, and Warranty materials.
  • Provide accurate product information, photography needs, pricing materials, and design center selling tools for all new introductions.  
  • Research answers by serving as both customer liaison to Corporate, Retail and international sourcing networks and web merchants.
  • Ensure proper and timely retail notification of product changes, collection retirement, sourcing changes, etc. by monitoring inventory levels on target goods.
  • Prepare quarterly business recaps for style outs to share with the Product Development team. 
  • Work closely with Product Development on sample status.  Work with Imports to hit deadlines and manage sample and freight charges against yearly budgets.  Responsible for managing back-up samples that are needed for conference/designer meetings and/or marketing needs.  Management of billing out samples in order to reconcile sample account. 
  • Work with Compliance on all new introductions to make sure they meet all regulations for each product. 

Job Requirements

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • High school/GED or equivalent with minimum of five (5) years experience OR Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Merchandising or similar field with minimum three (3) years merchandising and/or planning experience.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and time management skills required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Competence in all MS Office programs and website software, as well as I5 system.
  • Thinks operationally and strategically, uses sound judgment, generates new ideas, goes beyond the status quo.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced dynamic environment, under pressure, and be flexible and responsive to evolving and changing business objectives.

Ethan Allen is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. We are an E-Verify Employer.




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