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The Donna Karan Company LLC Associate Merchandiser, DKNY Suits in New York, New York

GIII Apparel Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of apparel and accessories under licensed brands, owned brands and private label brands with an entrepreneurial culture that flows throughout the comprehensive portfolio of over 30 licensed and proprietary brands, including Andrew Marc, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld, Levi's, Dockers, Vince Camuto, Kensie, and G.H. Bass, among others.

GIII also has licenses with the four major professional sports leagues, as well as over 100 U.S. colleges and universities. In addition, G-III currently designs, manufactures and markets an extensive range of apparel, including outerwear, dresses, sportswear, beachwear, women's suits and women's performance wear, as well as luggage and women's handbags, small leather goods and various accessories.

GIII Apparel Group is currently seeking a Associate Merchandiser to join its DKNY Women's Suits team based in New York City!

The Associate Merchandiser drives the product development & merchandising process for Dresses from initial design development through in-store delivery. The Associate Merchandiser works closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that product is developed to meet sales needs and price point expectations; this includes review and follow-up on package styles from Asia as well as close partnership with the New York Sample Room.

Product Development

  • Create/maintain the seasonal line list in MSC by creating style numbers, entering new styles, color codes and materials, photographing show samples and modifying styles throughout edits to ensure updated information is distributed often and accurately

  • Review cost breakdowns per style and work with Production team to ensure that costing is workable for our target price points.

  • Manage proto and show samples by tracking and cataloguing samples for edits and market

  • Coordinate outgoing and incoming packages with overseas offices

  • Partner closely with New York sample room and Production team on product made In-House to ensure that fabric and style information is clear/organized and product gets costed correctly

Merchandising Analysis

  • Provide team and upper management with information regarding prior seasons by creating seasonal bookings analyses, sell-thru reports, fall-out rate, and comparative costing charts to help merchandise and cost the upcoming line

  • Provide essential details and information for costing the line by compiling price comparatives by fabrication and suggesting appropriate price tiers

  • Provide seasonal line information by pulling style + sku counts, cost logs, and internal line lists

Sales/Retail, Production, and PR liaison

  • Create and distribute line list memos to ensure the company has accurate, up-to-date information for all seasons

  • Compile seasonal sell-thru reports and wish lists

  • Prepare seasonal fabrics and color cards for international market in order to aid the international sales team

  • Facilitate new sample requests during edits/market and ensure that as many styles/colorways are

  • represented in the showroom as possible

  • Coordinate production of duplicate samples for both PR and Jamilco

  • Advise availability of samples and production details to Retail/Web team

  • 2-3 years experience in previous merchandising/sales role

  • Bachelors degree in related field

  • Special Skills: MSC and AS400, proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications

  • Knowledge of Microsoft office preferred

Advertised Job Title: Associate Merchandiser, DKNY Suits

ID: 2019-7858

External Company Name: Donna Karan Company LLC, The

External Company URL: http://www.donnakaran.com/

Street: 240 W. 40th Street

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