Job Description

Job Code : SwmSrMerch - Sr Merchandiser for Swim/Beach wear
Location : Toronto
Starting Date : Immediately
Salary : $80-85k
Description :

• Manages team in execution of concepts through development of seasonal product assortments
• Drive and manage agreed critical path milestones with market supply base and buyers to ensure all product deadlines are met
• Ensure critical path stays on track throughout process
• Interpret seasonal trending presentation relevance and customize to targeted customer segments
• Shop competitive and inspirational brands to generate design ideas and purchase inspiration samples
• Collaborate with US /UK design teams to identify leverage opportunities
• Identify new/Growing categories
• Focus category direction seasonally identify key items , set colour and print direction
• Prepare seasonal category direction in the form of the road Map, presenting to buying team identifying key items, colour and print direction
• Collaborate with graphic teams and agencies in selection and development of prints and patterns

Skills :

• College diploma / certificate in Fashion or Merchandising or equivalent
• Must have 5 or more years experience in a fashion merchandising field
• Must be able to travel on business as needed
• Knowledge of pattern-making, draping, grading, garment construction and factory production (domestic and Import)
• Ability to identify and interpret trends & execute to a commercial level
• Knowledge of fabric construction, finishes and techniques
• Advanced knowledge of photoshop and adobe illustrator (an asset)
• Proficient computer skills in MS Word and Excel
• Knowledge of packaging standards
• Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
• Excellent communication / presentation skills