Assistant Merchant

Overview

About EXPR

EXPR is a multi-brand fashion retailer whose portfolio includes Express, Bonobos and UpWest. The Company operates an omnichannel platform as well as physical and online stores. Grounded in a belief that style, quality and value should all be found in one place, Express is a brand with a purpose - We Create Confidence. We Inspire Self-Expression. - powered by a styling community. Bonobos is a menswear brand known for exceptional fit and an innovative retail model. UpWest is an apparel, accessories and home goods brand with a purpose to Provide Comfort for People & Planet.

The Company has over 530 Express retail and Express Factory Outlet stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, the Express.com online store and the Express mobile app; over 60 Bonobos Guideshop locations and the Bonobos.com online store; and 13 UpWest retail stores and the UpWest.com online store. EXPR is traded on the NYSE under the symbol EXPR. For more information about our Company, please vis it www.express.com/investor and for more information about our brands, please visit www.express.com , www.bonobos.com or www.upwest.com .

Responsibilities

The Assistant Merchant supports the Merchant/Senior Merchant in achieving or succeeding financial metrics both seasonally and annually, as well as partner with all cross-functional partners to execute assortment strategies efficiently and accurately. This includes maintaining operational functions such as item definition and maintenance, order management and managing samples as well as prepping for all meetings including Floorset, Testing, Ecommerce & all milestone meetings. In addition, the Assistant Merchant has an acute fashion sense, with the ability to recognize and translate market trends for the EXPRESS customer.

Essential Functions
  • Maintain daily operational functions and data integrity including order management, sample organization, meeting prep, and all associated spreadsheets.
  • Proficient in all systems including RMS, S5 and Microsoft Office Applications
  • Establish and build strong cross-functional relationships including Production & Sourcing, Tech, Design, Planning & Allocation, eCommerce, Visual, and Marketing
  • Analyze data and turn into insights
  • Be the expert in competitive patterning in-store with customers: understanding other retailer's assortment, pricing and promotional strategy in comparison to EXPRESS
  • Understand brand positioning, trends and target customer to aid in the selection of product that is commercially viable
  • Financial understanding and utilization of basic retail math to help analyze the department's business on a day-to-day basis.

Essential Qualifications
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree preferably in business, retail merchandising, or fashion merchandising
  • Years of Experience: 1 - 3 years of related work experience in Retail
  • Must be accurate, proactive, display a sense of urgency, and be able to anticipate next
  • Acute fashion sense with proven talent to envision and interpret fashion trends
  • Ability to manage through conflict and problem-solve
  • Exceptional ability to bridge and enhance cooperative working relationships
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Strong communication, presentation, and negotiating skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Systems and computer savvy, including Microsoft Office Applications


Early Entry

Closing

An equal opportunity employer, EXPR does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or any other terms and conditions of employment hiring on the basis of any federal, state, or locally protected characteristic. EXPR only hires individuals authorized for employment in the United States. EXPR is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need an accommodation because of a disability to search and apply for a listed job position, please call 1-800-964-9793 and say 'Associate Relations' or send an e-mail to AssociateRelations@Express.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Notification to Agencies : Please note that EXPR does not accept unsolicited resumes or calls from third-party recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement and approval from HR to submit resumes for a specific requisition, EXPR will not consider or approve payment to any third-parties for hires made.