Assistant Merchant - Victoria's Secret Beauty - New York, NY

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New York, NY, United States

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Job ID: 45266

JOB TITLE: Assistant Merchant - Beauty


To drive the business and grow their category of business. Recognize white-space and quantify the potential of the opportunity for the brand. Create new concepts, products, and assortments that are commercially viable and executable as well as maintain and support core products. Collaborate with key partners in order to ensure the buy-in and alignment necessary to make decisions. Influence through clear, customer focused communications adapted to the audience as appropriate. Understand the fundamentals of the store and understand how the merchandise will be visually presented to the customer. Create plans (e.g. seasonal and/ or annual) for categories and sub-brands incorporating a number of factors: customer and financial objectives, positioning and role of the category, distortion among key attributes, and key insights from patterning.


Expert on business (collection or fragrance level):
Know current assortment and sales performance
Drive future financial plans/style forecasts
Understand competitive environment
Drive merchandising strategies (visual/POS)
Drive/partner with marketing team on marketing strategies
Drive deployment strategies
Intimate knowledge of market level information relevant to the brand performance
Continually seek to gather more knowledge about the customer in order to understand their current and latent demands
Analyze financials (weekly, monthly, seasonally) to understand brand performance and drive financial plans
Synthesize learnings both qualitative and quantitative to drive brand performance
hindsight business performance to drive future strategies
Analyze/Present testing results to drive next steps
Communicate and present ideas and concepts to influence product/merchandising strategies and decisions within category
Lead cross functional team with support of direct manager towards achieving the strategy; manage current activity and necessary changes within the category to drive business
Make recommendations on white-space and quantify the potential of the opportunity for your category
Support in creating future seasonal plans for sub-brand/category incorporating many factors: patterning, financial objectives, brand positioning, customer needs
Support Director in developing and executing 12 month-out merchant brief
Familiarity on whats happening in all categories
General understanding of beauty strategy at all times


Bachelor's degree required
Strong proficiency in Excel, Powerpoint, Word, & Outlook
Highly articulate
Work independently: be curious, entrepreneurial, and self-motivated
Must have strong analytical decision-making and problem-solving skills
Must be detail oriented, have a sense of urgency and be deadline oriented
Must have strong interpersonal skills and communication skills and must be able to work well in a team environment
Takes initiative
Store experience a plus

About Victoria's Secret

Victoria's Secret is the best lingerie brand in the world and dominates the global marketplace. There is no close second. Our name has become synonymous with all things feminine and sexy-from lingerie and sleepwear, to beauty products, to swim, sport and beyond. Whether shopping our stores, catalogue or website, or watching the Victoria's Secret Angels on the runway of the world's biggest fashion show, Victoria's Secret brings fantasy to life. We're innovative and have evolved and stayed relevant for 35+ years because of our fundamental belief that the customer rules!