Associate Merchant Resume Samples

An Associate Merchant assists in preparing product merchandising plans and enhancing sales. A well-written Associate Merchant Resume mentions the following core duties and responsibilities – undertaking business analysis and monitoring merchandising products, performing business forecasting and reporting to managers for critical decision-making purposes; identifying new business opportunities for corporate revenue growth, recommending new product developments and enhancements to achieve profitability, working with managers to develop and implement seasonal merchandise strategy, supervising and guiding to achieve performance objectives, managing merchandising activities and achieving business and financial goals, and addressing customer queries promptly.

Some of the major skills that are needed for this job are – excellent communication skills, the ability to interact efficiently, patience, good computer skills, and in-depth knowledge of marketing techniques. The educational qualifications include a degree in business administration and prior work experience.

Associate Merchant Resume example

Associate Merchant Resume

Objective : Associate Merchant Professional with 15 plus years of experience in a variety of roles including merchandising, marketing production, e-commerce photography, and store management. Extensive expertise in product development, cost negotiation, product line assortment, team management, communication, visual display, trend analysis, and project tracking.

Skills : Inventory, Management, Project Management.

Description :

    1. Reviewed to review sales, margin, and inventory and to develop strategies to maximize sales.
    2. Researched past sales history to improve future deal success.
    3. Responded quickly and efficiently to vendor inquiries.
    4. Selected suitable deals based on product, price, quality, and customer needs.
    5. Negotiated pricing and inventory efficiently with vendors.
    6. Established and maintained strong vendor relationships and collaborate to improve the product offering.
    7. Stayed up to date on evolving trends, new products, and competition.
                            Years of Experience
                            Experience
                            2-5 Years
                            Experience Level
                            Level
                            Junior
                            Education
                            Education
                            MBA


                            Associate Merchant Resume

                            Objective : A collaborative, results-driven, inspirational leader with a diverse set of experiences across Retail Merchandising, Brand Management, and Sales Operations. Areas of expertise include project planning with the ability to execute the details, negotiations, building relationships, influencing and inspiring others. Astute analyst and strategic thinker with proven vision, resourcefulness, and the ability to articulate, present, and close deals.

                            Skills : Microsoft Office, Product Development.

                            Description :

                              1. Created/managed yearly objectives, business plans, budgets and manage business reviews.
                              2. Collaborated with vendors on developing, designing, new and innovative products.
                              3. Re-created the Customer Shopping Experience.
                              4. Created accurate POGs to ensure the correct SKUs were stocked by clustering.
                              5. Created Strategic Partnership.
                              6. Partnered with key vendors to create new SKUs.
                              7. Worked with a new vendor to add black Friday SKUs that led to over 90% sales through.
                            Years of Experience
                            Experience
                            0-2 Years
                            Experience Level
                            Level
                            Entry Level
                            Education
                            Education
                            MBA In Marketing


                            Associate Merchant Resume

                            Objective : Seasoned convenience store leader, with experience in the petroleum and convenience retailing industries holding a variety of positions.

                            Skills : Microsoft Office, Merchant.

                            Description :

                              1. Supported Merchant with meeting and driving sales plan ($100M), meet and/or exceed margin plan.
                              2. Assisted in the production of the annual MRO catalog, responsible for 40 annual marketing pieces.
                              3. Established and/or maintained supplier relationships, and collaborating with all departments to achieve company goals and objectives.
                              4. Created a Supplemental Catalog that is currently on target to hit $1M for its lifespan, exceeding sales of a previous version by over 70%.
                              5. Responsible for taking over $400K in cost out due to product and category line reviews.
                              6. Created and maintained marketing production templates for departmental use in creating marketing pieces until a new software program is installed.
                              7. Assisted, supported, and provided reporting for a recent large company acquisition.
                            Years of Experience
                            Experience
                            2-5 Years
                            Experience Level
                            Level
                            Junior
                            Education
                            Education
                            MA In Theatre Arts

                            Associate Merchant Resume

                            Headline : Seeks to acquire a position that will enable utilizing knowledge, education, and experience. Combining strong interpersonal and communication skills, and committed to continual performance development in the workplace.

                            Skills : Data Quality, Process, And Procedure Documentation, Project Management, SDLC Project Tasks, Data Profiling, Data Migration, Managing Of Metadata Repository, SAP ECC Material Master, SAP ECC Vendor Master, SAP ECC Pricing, SAP Vendor Evaluation.

                            Description :

                              1. Wrote product descriptions used in-house and by eCommerce retailers on their websites.
                              2. Expanded my responsibilities as an eCommerce account manager.
                              3. Helped with day-to-day support and preparing for bi-annual meetings and market walk-throughs.
                              4. Worked with the website marketing team to develop curated stories of product to feature each week.
                              5. Prepared presentation boards for the Textile Market and customer meetings.
                              6. Assessed and enhanced product development and merchandising teams' procedures to maximize efficiency and effectiveness.
                              7. Supported company's Green Team sustainability practices internally and compiled information.
                            Years of Experience
                            Experience
                            5-7 Years
                            Experience Level
                            Level
                            Executive
                            Education
                            Education
                            A.A. In English / Creative Writing

                            Associate Merchant Resume

                            Objective : A motivated merchant with over 5 years of industry knowledge learned through nationwide retailers. Expertise encompasses strategic planning, purchase order management, cost negotiations, merchandise assortments, and brand-specific customer knowledge. Develops productive relationships with cross-functional team members using collaboration as a tool for shared success.

                            Skills : Microsoft Office, Spanish, Urdu.

                            Description :

                              1. Product management responsibility in excess of $300 million annually, including shipping services, imprint products, and all other copy and print.
                              2. Owned 4 departments in the women's accessories business and managed nine 3rd party accounts Implemented new product flow strategies quarterly.
                              3. Analyzed current and future trends.
                              4. Created, updated, and maintained assortment sheets.
                              5. Collaborated with the head merchant on style counts.
                              6. Turned around a markdown table and built a Holiday Gift destination, resulting in $640K of incremental sales for Q4 2012.
                              7. Responsible for design and development of the data management function and strategy for the business by establishing data governance policies, rules, definitions, and operating procedures.
                              Years of Experience
                              Experience
                              2-5 Years
                              Experience Level
                              Level
                              Junior
                              Education
                              Education
                              BA In Economics

                              Associate Merchant Resume

                              Objective : Eager corporate professional with over 4 years of Merchandising, sales, and eCommerce experience in the textile industry. Consistently take initiative beyond the expected duties of role to align with corporate strategies. Seeking a marketing role in a dynamic, growing company with the opportunity for growth. Creative, problem solver, and open to the challenge of tackling any roadblocks that may present themselves.

                              Skills : Planning Skills, Developing Skills.

                              Description :

                                1. Mitigated risk and quickly takes action.
                                2. Turned around a down-trending, scarf business in Fall 2014.
                                3. Identifying over-assortment issues & capitalized on the success of key items in Q4, beating plan +2% with a positive comp of +4%.
                                4. Managed $20M departments consisting of 3 categories for a $400M for a 100% Made-for-Outlet woman's retail business.
                                5. Partnered with the Merchandise Manager and VP of Merchandising to execute departmental financial objectives and accountabilities.
                                6. Comped business + 24% in 2011 through analysis to support the development of departmental seasonal strategies that meet financial targets, including promotional strategies based on past performance and market trends.
                                7. Led a team of various cross-functional partners to make influential and strategic decisions for the Active Bottoms business.
                                Years of Experience
                                Experience
                                2-5 Years
                                Experience Level
                                Level
                                Junior
                                Education
                                Education
                                BS In Business Administration

                                Associate Merchant Resume

                                Objective : As an Associate Merchant, responsible for Strategically merchandising products on a daily basis to ensure product offering is balanced and fits team objectives, and also Analyzing data to determine seasonal selling trends.

                                Skills : Analyzing Skills, Developing Skills.

                                Description :

                                  1. Encompassed 9 categories for an $800M women's apparel and accessory specialty retailer under a $2.5B umbrella of brands.
                                  2. Managed seasonal line places and open-to-buy, monitoring both fashion and business trends to capitalize on the success and mitigate risk.
                                  3. Established strong working relationships with Product Development and Sourcing partners.
                                  4. Created and executed product details that correlate with the positioning of the brand aesthetic, trend appropriate fashion, and future business opportunities.
                                  5. Launched a Cold weather business in Q4 2014 resulting in $252K of incremental business.
                                  6. Initiated a price increase for 2014, resulting in a beating plan of +6% in sales dollars and +7.4% in margin dollars.
                                  7. Introduced the Sunglass business in Q1 2015, beating plan STD +17%.
                                Years of Experience
                                Experience
                                2-5 Years
                                Experience Level
                                Level
                                Junior
                                Education
                                Education
                                MBA

                                Associate Merchant Resume

                                Headline : Seasoned professional looking to grow and succeed in a dynamic environment. A proven track record of exceeding departmental goals while initiating operational enhancements to improve quality and reduce costs.

                                Skills : Data Profiling, Data Migration, SAP ECC Pricing, SAP Vendor Evaluation.

                                Description :

                                  1. Choosed product assortment.
                                  2. Organized marketing pieces and proofed them for accuracy.
                                  3. Oversaw $50M department consisting of Wear-to-Work and Casual lifestyles.
                                  4. Led entire cross-functional product team, developing seasonal assortment plans and communicating fashion direction based on hindsight, trend and business need, including CC targets and IMU goals.
                                  5. Reported directly to DMM as the sole merchant for the department, partnering with planning to develop strategic business plans and correcting the Key Item and Fashion penetration resulting.
                                  6. Drove sales and margin, up to +26% beats to plan, by consistently identifying opportunities in key items and aligning planning and sourcing to effectively chase and mitigate additional inventory.
                                  7. Successfully promoted assistant merchant to associate and developed new assistant merchant.
                                Years of Experience
                                Experience
                                5-7 Years
                                Experience Level
                                Level
                                Executive
                                Education
                                Education
                                MBA

                                Associate Merchant Resume

                                Headline : Looking to acquire a position that will enable utilizing knowledge, education, and experience. Combining strong interpersonal and communication skills, and committed to continual performance development in the workplace.

                                Skills : Data Profiling, Data Migration, SAP Vendor Evaluation.

                                Description :

                                  1. Responsible for selecting and maintaining product assortment for the company's core catalogs.
                                  2. Selected products for various marketing campaigns throughout.
                                  3. Created seasonal assortment for 103 stores generating over $24M+.
                                  4. Responsible for the production/development of female fashion tops.
                                  5. Presented entire seasonal assortment to CEO bi-monthly.
                                  6. Coordinated logistics and production of garments to coordinate with floorset timelines.
                                  7. Responsible for managing the Price Book for the Fuel Stores, the monthly MAP, plan-o-grams, store resets, 4-6 categories.
                                Years of Experience
                                Experience
                                5-7 Years
                                Experience Level
                                Level
                                Executive
                                Education
                                Education
                                MBA

                                Associate Merchant Resume

                                Headline : Seeks to obtain a permanent career that provides challenging assignments as well as growth opportunities that will motivate to contribute to the productivity of the company and further develop skills.

                                Skills : Data Profiling, Data Migration, MS Office, Inventory Management.

                                Description :

                                  1. Created seasonal product strategies.
                                  2. Ensured execution of seasonal strategies during the catalog pagination process.
                                  3. Promoted to associate and became the manager of two departments within the company, running $50M of business with an annual growth of +2%.
                                  4. Additionally presented on a quarterly basis to 100+ people the proposed sales plan, strategies, and current trend of the business.
                                  5. Cut cost by 4% through strong price negotiations to increase margin dollars by +6%.
                                  6. Assisted in inventory optimization.
                                  7. Collaborated with Planning for a Monthly Business. 
                                Years of Experience
                                Experience
                                5-7 Years
                                Experience Level
                                Level
                                Executive
                                Education
                                Education
                                MBA