Junior Merchandiser - Ridgeland, MS

Company Name:
Winston Retail
Junior Merchandiser - Ridgeland, MS
Job Code :5963
Division :East
Location :Ridgeland MS US 39158
% of Travel Required :None
Job Type :Part Time
Career Level :Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education :High School or equivalent
Category :Junior Merchandiser
Job Description :
Company Description:
Winston Retail Solutions is a passionate, talented and hard working team, responsible for the Retail presentation for top fashion, image and lifestyle brands, including: Nike, Lucky Brand Jeans, The North Face, Tumi and others.

Preferred Experience:
2+ years of retail Experience, wholesale or branded apparel experience
Department Store Line experience
Previous work as a retail coordinator or regional at an Apparel/Beauty/Accessories/Footwear Company
Job Description:
This position may work with one or more Winston Retail Solutions brands to support their on floor presence through merchandising, point of sale placement and providing in-store training on product knowledge and merchandising standards to store-line personnel.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

1. Merchandising of product category utilizing client directives:
Ensure compelling, accurate, and creative visual presentation
Manage inventory through stock replenishment
Implement all Point of Sale materials and any branding collateral
2. Communicate Effectively accomplishments at the department and door level to Winston Retail Solutions and the Client:
Completion of standard/specialized reports (as directed), highlighting any opportunities for improvement and procuring any information as requested by the report content
Photography, effectively depicting the status of the client's environments before and after your work is completed
3. Develop in-store relationships to maximize opportunities at retail:
Train Sales associates/Specialists/Department and Visual Managers on client merchandising initiatives and brand recognition
Inspire sales through empowerment
Negotiate better real estate locations or maintain locations as appropriate
Abilities and Skills:
Superior Merchandising Skills
Natural Creativity
Implementation of client creative/merchandising/visual directives
Results oriented
Understanding of wholesale and retail hierarchies
Retail math
Intermediate to advanced computer skills (excel, email, digital photography, word)
Business writing skills
Key Characteristics of candidate:

This candidate must be a self starter, well organized, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. This candidate must be able to adjust to the change regularly and be motivated by working with different brands and product categories in various retail environments. The candidate must also be willing to grow with a start up organization and work as a team member during the developmental phases. Must be willing to do what it takes to get the job done.

Working Conditions and Requirements:
Primarily works in the field visiting various retail environments
Travel by car required often daily within a 60-120 mile radius
Airline travel occasionally required
Light lifting of product, fixtures and training materials (less than 25 lbs.)
Must have personal digital camera and computer to use for business purposes
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the position and the candidate and is not intended to be a complete list of the requirements of the position, candidate or future individuals in the job.

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