Merchandising Assistant - Fashion Industry Opportunity

  • Arlington, VT

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Fashion

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We are seeking a Merchandising Assistant for our Apparel division who will contribute to our tradition of exceptional customer service, while supporting the merchandising team to ensure our future success in developing products of the highest quality. This position will provide assistance for the merchandising team in the overall apparel assortment building process across all selling channels. The ideal candidate will possess a strong attention to detail, be organized, self-managed, and have the ability to influence without authority to accomplish goals.We firmly believe that the only way for Orvis to achieve its vision, is to have a company culture that is supportive and inspires the individuals who will get us there. Our associates take pride in our world-class service and products, treating customers, vendor partners, and each other with integrity and mutual respect. We work in a supportive, team-oriented environment, focusing on performance, continuous improvement, and exceeding our customers expectations.The Orvis Company and our associates are committed to giving back to our communities and protecting nature. We invite and inspire associates to connect with the adventure and wonder of the outdoor world.Come join us in a life outdoors. We believe the most meaningful experiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by its endless possibilities.Who you will be working with:This position reports to the Senior Merchant, Womens. The position will also interface with Product Development and Design, Planning, Production, Sourcing, Marketing and Creative. It is an individual contributor role and does not involve supervision of other Associates. This is a non-exempt/ hourly position.This position is based in our Home Office in Sunderland, Vermont. Our Vermont location isa dog-friendly office, so you may have a few 4-legged office mates as well. Orvis Dogs at WorkWhat you will be working on:Maintain merchandising calendars and keep group on-task for meeting accountabilitiesAttend all Catalog Build Meetings and accurately create and maintain the Merchandising Assortment and Line Review FilesLoad all items for each Catalog in the I series (AS400) IMP systemSend out information on changes made to the assortment via a daily Master Change SheetPreparation for Line Reviews and all product presentations have all samples, swatches and tech packs available in page order. Provide appropriate handouts for presentation meetings.Review copy for catalog and digital; responsible for follow up on catalog proofing questions at Catalog Walk-thru meetingsAct as point person with other departments, especially Creative and Planning teamsHow we will measure success:Evaluation will be based on Success Rate % in meeting various Merchandising deadlinesSkills and experience that will be important in this role:Team Player who can interact with many other departments and be willing to take the initiative to complete a projectProven experience building partnerships and cooperation across multiple departmentsExceptional attention to detail and strong follow-upAbility to anticipate and meet deadlines and to work on multiple projectsMotivation to understand the Product Development processInterest in the retail industry; previous corporate retail experience is a plusProven Microsoft Word and Excel skillsTwo-year degree in related business field, or equivalent professional experienceAbout Orvis:In 1856, Charles F. Orvis founded the Orvis Company in Manchester, Vermont, building superior fly-fishing equipment, and priding himself on unmatched customer satisfaction & service. Today, our mission is to inspire the world to love the adventure and wonder in nature. At our core, we are a fly-fishing and wingshooting brand, inspired by nature, driven by curiosity, and fulfilled by adventure and an ethic of conservation. Our passion for designing best-in-class fly-fishing tackle, gear, and performance hunting apparel has inspired our wide assortment of mens and womens sportswear, innovative dog beds & accessories, luggage, gifts and travel productall built with a quality that makes us proud to own & give. Every product or service we offer is backed by superior customer service and a 100% guarantee of satisfaction.Privately owned by the Perkins family since 1965, Orvis is headquartered in the Green Mountains of Southwestern Vermont with major operations in Roanoke, Virginia and the United Kingdom. Orvis is an international, multi-channel retailer with approximately 1,700 employees. Our award-winning website,, offers more than 5,000 products with 34 million visits/year. The company mails more than 48 catalog editions each year with a total annual circulation in excess of 57 million. As of 2019, Orvis runs over 74 retail stores and 8 outlets in the US, and 18 retail stores in the UK. Our wholesale division services more than 500 independent dealers worldwide. The Orvis blog ( offers a wide variety of editorial and educational content to more than 2.5 million visitors per year, with extensive articles and videos about fly fishing, wingshooting, dogs, conservation, and more. Our Learning Center ( provides the most comprehensive collection of online videos and resources devoted to fly-fishing education, while the Orvis-endorsed network of lodges, outfitters, and guides deliver exceptional sporting and eco-travel experiences across the United States and the world.At Orvis, weve fostered a supportive company culture that inspires every associate to aim for great things, where they fully engage to help the company meet its goal of exceptional product development & customer service. Orvis offers competitive compensation commensurate with scope of responsibilities and experience required; plus a comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, 401K with a company match, generous Associate Discounts, and other excellent benefits. Orvis strives to have a workplace where associates will come to work every day being fully engaged in helping the company meet its goal of exceptional customer service while producing profits necessary to be successful long-term.
Associated topics: inventory, merchandise, merchandiser, merchandising, procurement, retail merchandiser, stocking, supply chain, warehouse, warehouse associate

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