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Tommy John Assistant Merchant in New York, New York

Tommy John is a comfort-focused lifestyle brand committed to solving the problem people have with their clothing. Most well-known for reimagining the fabric, fit, and function of underwear and undershirts, Tommy John has spent the past decade making the online and in-store shopping experience more comfortable. We are constantly on a mission to add smart, innovative, and proactive team members and are looking for an Assistant Merchant to join our team.

Reporting to the Merchandising Manager, the Assistant Merchant will be responsible for day-to-day management of product categories including, sample tracking, creating product knowledge decks, maintaining line plans and awareness of competitive landscape, and analyzing sales reports. The ideal candidate is hardworking, curious and able to learn and adapt quickly.


  • Assist Merchandising Manager with the day-to-day management of categories

  • Support Merchandising Manager through all PLC milestones including: Color & Concept Review, Linesheet Review, SMS Review, and Details Meetings

  • Initiate and maintain Merchandising sections within PLM system each season, including the execution of adds, drops, and changes to the assortment

  • Communicate with the Production & Operations teams to track all women’s bulk deliveries and alert Merchandising Manager with any delays

  • Create seasonal E-commerce shot lists & tracking assets; Work with Creative Ops to ensure product is captured accurately and representative of final bulk product

  • Manage seasonal sample requests, maintain sample closet, and own photoshoot turn-ins

  • Support Merchandising Manager with business analysis on a weekly and seasonal basis; Recommend opportunities based on observations

  • Regularly partner with E-commerce Coordinator to optimize the website; scan the site daily to ensure we are consistent in providing the optimal customer experience

  • Actively participate in weekly Retail Store calls

  • Manage store tiering document, floor-set readiness tracker & RTV Lists for TJ-owned stores with guidance from Merchandising Manager

  • Cultivate strong relationship with the Wholesale Team via regular communication

  • Create and distribute product knowledge decks for women’s division, highlighting new products and key items for each season

  • Partner with Customer Experience Team and Comfort Concierge teams to better understand the customer; Regularly share customer insights and business recommendations in cross-functional forums


  • Bachelor's Degree in Merchandising or related field

  • 1-3 years' experience in a Merchandising or related role

  • Familiarity with PLM systems, a plus

  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills

  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Highly organized and detail oriented with creative problem-solving skills

  • Ability to multitask and prioritize effectively

  • Ability to learn quickly and thrive in a fast-paced environment

    Some awesome parts of working at Tommy John:

  • Benefits – Medical (covered 100% for employees), Dental, Vision

  • Tommy John Employee Discounts

  • Flexibility and a great work environment

    But, don't just take our word for it. Check out #WorkAtTommyJohn on Instagram for a behind the scenes look!

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