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Stella & Dot

A boutique-style accessories company offering home-based entrepreneurship for women.

Merchandise Assistant
New York City, NY, US
Job Description / Skills Required

About Us:
Stella & Dot Family Brands (Stella & Dot www.stelladot.com, KEEP Collective www.keepcollective.com, and EVER Skincare www.everskin.com) is a mission-driven global social selling platform company that spans women’s lifestyle categories and operates in 6 countries. To date, our brands have helped over 50,000 independent business owners earn over $450 million in flexible income. Our mission is to give woman a modern way to earn flexible income that works when they do and helps them create a life they love. Our positive and inspiring community goes beyond business and offers life coaching and recognition to fuel the personal growth and development of our community.

Stella & Dot Family Brands is a private and profitable company with investors that include Sequoia Capital. Our story and products have graced the pages of prestigious business and fashion press ranging from The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times to Vogue.

Stella & Dot is headquartered in a beautiful office in Brisbane, California, just south of San Francisco. Additionally, we have offices around the world.

Design: New York, NY and Sausalito, California
Technology: Seattle, Washington
Operations: Groveport, Ohio and Scottsdale, Arizona
European HQ: London, England (with country offices in Paris, France and Berlin, Germany)
Stella & Dot is led by a passionate and proven team. We come from leading companies in both technology and retail. We are creative and driven and offer an amazing opportunity to work on an impactful mission with a proven, innovative and disruptive business model. Join our team!

Position Overview:
Position based in New York, NY. Overall must be flexible, eager, passionate, seeking growth, and exposure to all areas of the business. Must be vocal, detail-oriented, results-driven, proactive, and demonstrate strong communication skills. Also a general interest in understanding the S&D stylist, customer and business model.

Responsible for sample maintenance and organization in New York office, as well as collaborating with teams in other offices for all merchandising sample needs. Will be required to attend development, packaging, business, and milestone meetings. Being an active participant in all meetings with the goal and opportunity to eventually own product categories independently.

Responsibilities:

Perform daily activities that support Merchandising strategies and assists in the creation of a simple and compelling product presentation that will inspire the Stylist/Customer to buy
Assist in the management of seasonal product assortment, merchandise point of view, seasonal strategies, and promotional plans
Understand basic components of driving a business based on daily and weekly sales, margin performance and focus group findings. Works with manager to react to business in a timely manner
Responsible for Weekly Business Reports
Develop the ability to recap business and articulate learnings to team and cross-functional partners
Assist with in-season management, including Midsights/Hindsights
Responsible for maintaining accurate files each season (Talking Points, Recommended/Discontinued Lists, Pricing File, TM1, Assortment sheets, Line Sheets)
Responsible for timely workflow of deliverables and timelines
Sample Coordination
Communicate changes in merchandise assortments and messaging to the appropriate members of the cross-functional team on a timely basis; actively listen to all members of the cross-functional team to ensure that tasks are well integrated
Build strong partnerships with other members of the cross-functional team and brand counterparts
Create an open communication with brand counterparts by attending divisional/cross functional meetings
Develop presentation skills in appropriate forums
Demonstrate strong teamwork skills through cooperating with cross-functional teams
Build relationships with Marketing, PD, Production, Design, PR, Field Development, Customer Service center & Planning
Qualifications:

Possess a working knowledge of financial measurements
Possess a strong sense of urgency, along with the ability to prioritize projects when necessary
Possess strong listening, verbal and written communication skills, including follow-up communication to supervisor and/or cross-functional partners
Develop a point of view about product assortment and business opportunities
Analyze a problem and formulate a logical rationale for the decision
Maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals
Demonstrate the organizational ability to facilitate multi-tasking in a fast paced, evolving environment
Possess computer literacy and facility with Microsoft Office and Excel
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
1-2 years of experience as a Merchandise Assistant or equivalent
Ability to transport, maneuver and visually evaluate merchandise
Compensation & Benefits:
You will participate in a compensation program that includes a competitive base salary and performance based bonus opportunities. Stella & Dot also offers comprehensive health plans, a flexible vacation policy, 401k matching, and more.