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Eileen Fisher Merchandising Assistant in New York, New York

Merchandising Assistant


New York, NY




EILEEN FISHER creates simple, timeless shapes designed to work together effortlessly, season after season. We make our clothes to last—and then take them back to be reworn again or remade into entirely new designs. We believe in the fundamental potential of every person—our employees, our customers and those who make our clothes—and are committed to creating conditions that empower people. It’s all part of our commitment to doing business in a way that helps build a better industry. And a better future. Our clothes are sold at over 65 EILEEN FISHER retail stores, and 1,000 department and specialty stores internationally, as well as 2 RENEW stores, which feature gently worn and remade designs from our take-back program. EILEEN FISHER is one of the largest women’s fashion companies to be a certified B Corporation, which means we voluntarily meet high criteria for social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

Team Description:

The Merchandising Teams holds the line from execution of initial concepts and seasonal strategies to the finalized and curated product assortments. This team partners with Design, Merchandise Financial Planning, Global Sourcing, and Business partners to maximize profitability while staying true to the EILEEN FISHER brand vision.

Position Summary:

As the Merchandising Assistant, you will be responsible for assisting and providing support to the Merchandising team, as well as managing the operations, logistics, and tools associated with the Product Lifecycle as it pertains to Merchandising. This includes, but is not limited to managing the Line Plan tool, the visual Master Assortment Planning tool, and updating PLM data as needed. Other aspects of this role include responsibility for maintaining all changes to the line and communicating this information with our cross functional teams – Design, Design Operations, Global Sourcing and Sales.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain, edit, and update: Line Plan, MAP, and line changes for Mainline, Accessories, Petite & Plus, Exclusives, and Leather

  • Create, generate & update excel based reports

  • Attends “Feedback” or “Hindsight” meetings and takes notes for the larger team.

  • Assists with the preparation for all merchandising meetings, including preparation and distribution of necessary materials, tools, and meeting notes.

  • Compile all requests or feedback from DTC and Wholesale channels to review with Merchandising and Design teams

  • Routinely organizes individual or team connections

  • Completes special projects as necessary and performs other related duties and assignments as required

Required Skills

Education: Bachelors Degree preferred.

Required Experience

Required Experience:

  • 1-3 years of related experience in the retail or wholesale apparel industry.

  • High level of experience and proficiency in Excel

  • Proficiency in other Microsoft Office products (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Excellent analytical and mathematical proficiency with strong business and financial analysis skills

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

  • Ability to prioritize and handle competing priorities

  • Strong attention to detail

Desired Experience:

  • PLM experience