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ARAMARK Apparel Merchant in Norwell, Massachusetts

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POSITION OBJECTIVE:

The Apparel Merchant will oversee multiple product categories, provide merchandising strategy, vision for product development and market trends. The merchant will be responsible for annual line review projects resulting in strong sales growth and increases profit margins.

--SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

--Product analysis: complete bi-annual sales results analysis and develop short, mid -and long-term business and product action points for assigned categories.

--Product category development. Develop line plan and create/present concepts to Merchandising Manager/Director including competitive and marketplace trends, analyze and report on assigned categories.

--Merchandise web and support catalog layout for printed marketing materials.

--Collaborate with creative/marketing teams on vertical key uniform markets. Responsibility in creating key assortments for defined markets.

--Support and partner with sales team on product offering for customer programs and new business opportunities.

--Own the product Development/Merchandising Calendar for entire division ensuring all development deliverables for large clients are met.

--Work with Aramark Global Sourcing team to create and manage a trim library for product development.

--Organize all product test result on fabrications to ensure compliance for all generic products.

--Manage/own the wear test program on new products for large customer programs.

--Assist Merchandise Manager with special product development projects.

--Assist Merchandise Manager with all product training/support for sales team.

--Manage sample room.

--System Maintenance: manage data accuracy in system for all style set up.

REPORTING STRUCTURE:

This position will report to the Merchandise Manager.

EXPERIENCE:

--3-5 years’ experience in apparel industry.

--Proficient in Microsoft office.

--Experience with adobe creative suite a plus.

--Experience with PLM.

--Excellent oral and written communication skills.

--Ability to work on several projects simultaneously

--Able to establish priorities and meet deadlines.

--Ability to work with cross-functional teams

--Work in Fast paced creative environment

--Self- directed with minimal supervision.

--Knowledge of apparel and textiles required

--Organizational and analytical abilities to complete analysis as support to Merchandising Manager.

--Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Design/Merchandising.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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ARAMARK is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Aramark will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance ordinance.

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