A Merchandise Coordinator works with Winston Retail's clients to support their on-floor presence through high level retail merchandising execution. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to retail merchandising, training and education, space negotiation, key retailer relationship building and stock and fill. You will be required to provide photos and reports for each visit which are communicated via Winston's proprietary web based store visit reporting site. In this position, you will either work independently or part of a team, as requested.
3+ years retail experience, vertical store, wholesale or branded apparel experience
Previous work as a merchandise coordinator at an apparel, accessory or footwear company
Manager level at department store, vertical retailers or specialty store experience
Experience in training and presenting to small/medium sized groups on the selling floor
Experience in relationship building with store management at various levels
Retail Math proficient
Ability to work independently
Comfortable negotiating floor space, additional fixtures, etc.
Superior visual merchandising expertise
Dressing mannequins (preferred)
Able to work within the territory and visit multiple store locations
Communicates timely and effectively (both verbal and written)
Strong execution and implementation of merchandising and/or creative planograms/directives
Intermediate to advanced computer knowledge (Excel, Word, email and digital photography)
Proficient in capturing crisp, clear mirror image photography (before and after photos showcasing completed work)
Client liaison with all store personnel - strong relationships at the door level a must!
Ability to lift at least 25 pounds