Merchant Assistant

Merchant Assistant

Toronto (Hybrid) Contract August 23, 2022 Compensation: $25-$28/hour
Career Description

Position: Merchant Assistant

Tenure: Contract (6 months, possibility of permanent hire)

Location: Toronto, ON (Hybrid)

Compensation: $25-28/hour

Position Overview:

Our globally recognized retail client is rapidly growing. They are currently in the market for a sharp Merchant Assistant to aid with the execution of strategic category business plan. The
successful candidate will be involved in product line reviews, article listings, and marketing activity.

What will you be doing?

  • Work alongside Merchant and cross-functional 360 teams to implement business plans in order to achieve organizational goals
  • Act as the main point of contact between the Merchant and both internal and external stakeholders
  • Support organization’s financial goals, including sales, gross margin, and inventory for multi-billion dollar departments
  • Align retail pricing with business strategy, pricing strategy, and clearance process
  • Conduct administrative duties including organizing meetings, coordinating reports and responding to correspondence, and proving functional support to Associate Merchants
  • Continuously assess processes to identify areas of improvement for higher efficiency and facilitate opportunities to streamline workflows
  • Conduct risk identification on core programs and work with cross functional team to implement strategies for mitigation

Must Haves:

  • Understanding of Consolidated Reset, the implication of seasonal cycles, competitor
    brands and practices, and merchandising impact on store metrics (labour, safety, sales, inventory, and customer experience)
  • Strong understanding of Marketplace Dynamics, and the role of both suppliers and products
  • Knowledge of article site assortment based on store, region, and POG size
  • Interest in developing well-rounded knowledge of client’s Strategies, brand positioning, consumer segments, and differentiators
  • Strong proven Excel skills
  • Experience with SAP is a strong asset
  • Experience with extracting and verification of data
  • Working knowledge of processes related to Marketing, Finance, Forecast/Replenishment, Visual Merchandising, etc.

Career Overview
  • Job ID: JOB-191
  • Posted Date: August 23, 2022
  • Location: Toronto (Hybrid)
  • Compensation: $25-$28/hour
  • Type: Contract