• Asst Mgr Merchandising

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 months ago(11/19/2018 9:55 AM)
    Pos. Type
    Full Time Regular
    Pos. Category
    Due Date
    Location : Street
    260 Madison Avenue
  • Overview

    This is a developmental position that requires a desire to learn product-based brand management and the ability to learn how merchandising should interface and influence product direction.  


    This position requires assisting with the development of product lines, in concert with the design and merchandising teams. 


    The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to manage and balance short-term priorities and long-range goals with a demonstrated ability to work well with a team.  The autonomy of the assignments will be at the discretion of the department and be based upon functional growth and development of the incumbent. 


    The position is an integral part of the product development process as he/she provides executional support of product initiatives to complete all marketing plans in conjunction with meeting or exceeding annual operating plan objectives.  


    The incumbent is expected to gain a thorough understanding of HBI business processes through execution of assigned tasks and functional responsibilities.


    Market Research

    • Assist in the design and development of all product lines for all classes of trade
    • Assist in product specifications
    • Maintain library of competitor and HBI products
    • Act as liaison w/outside contractors and suppliers
    • Attend trade shows
    • Attend color and trend presentations
    • Research and analyze the market on a regular basis looking for new trends, opportunities and competitive threats
    • Research trend resources such as WGSN and The Doneger Group
    • Assist in the creation of seasonal ideation presentations



    • Correspond with Product Development and external mills daily (follow-up/follow-thru from initial concept to receiving and approving product)
    • Act as a liaison with Donna Karan (DKNY) Company (Design & Licensing) 
    • Liaison with Marketing (prototypes, photo shoots, line sheets)
    • Interface with sample department to provide all necessary information and documents
    • Interface with outside agencies for example Public Relations
    • Interface with all key HBI cross-functional areas


    Product Development

    • Assist in all aspects of design and merchandising of new product concepts
    • Manage CADS for potential style developments and product specs
    • Manage all prototypes and pertinent information daily
    • Manage lab dip process and follow HBI procedures for accurate color set up
    • Match colors to Color Solutions International standards
    • Assist in sourcing raw materials (yarn, lace, etc.)
    • Write product information specs
    • Key liaison between Merchandising, Product Development and Sourcing
    • Manage Quality Control Handoff
    • Scanning /Excel/PowerPoint and all computer related functions to assist on day to day basis
    • Prepare/compile product information sheets from data provided by the merchandise management.  This includes product sketches, CADS, product features, and key finished product specifications
    • Maintain product information with an internal database of prototype and color status tracking including the submission of seasonal products and colors for internal development.  Ensures integrity of data.


    Presentations (Marketweek/Sales Meetings/Account Specific Meetings)


    Assist Showroom set up:

    • Develop trend boards
    • Create trend write-ups
    • Develop product boards
    • Develop inspiration boards
    • Design seasonal color palette
    • Assist in product decks and Customer Management Group training packets
    • Assist in presentations for Sales Meetings and Account Specific Meetings
    • Order, track, and organize all sample requests
    • Assist and train Customer Management Group on key product messages
    • Assist with all New York Fashion/Market Week product requests


    Minimum Education and Experience Required: 


    • Four (4)-year college degree in design, merchandising, fashion textile design and/or business apparel management or a closely related field.
    • Hosiery experence preferred and or a closely related field.
    • 1 to 2 years of merchandising experience is desired.
    • Computer literacy is required.  Proficient knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Photoshop.
    • CAD skills preferred.
    • Self-starter.  Ability to think strategically and execute responsibilities with minimal supervision.
    • Exceptional written, oral and presentation skills desired.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a team in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple projects with effective time management skills.
    • Flexibility to travel domestically and/or internationally.
    • Special Skill: Color Matching.
    • This is a developmental position for graduates of a 4-year degreed program in fashion textile design and merchandising or business apparel management with a consideration given to internally identified candidates.

    To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status


    Equal Opportunity Employer/AA: Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled

    Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly:  

    Telephone: 877.999.5553

    Email: HBI_TA@hanes.com



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