Fashion Merchandiser Job Description

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Assistant, Merchandise Control Room


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Macy’s is proudly America’s Department Store. For more than 160 years, Macy’s has served generations at every stage of their lives. Our customers come to us for fashion, value and celebration.

Macy’s Marketing delivers a healthy, profitable customer franchise that is growing through engagement and acquisition. Our team leads strategic initiatives such as personalization and monetization, as well as our Star Rewards Loyalty program.

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Take the helm of one of the world’s most beloved brands and help bring it to life for our customers. As part of our team, you’ll own, guide, and direct marketing efforts, motivating our customers to strengthen their relationship with our brand. Constantly creating, innovating, and exploring the new, you’ll drive customer engagement and loyalty while sparking excitement.

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Job Overview:

The Assistant, Merch Control Room is responsible for working with all process stakeholders for both Marketing and E-Commerce Content Production Services. This position requires the accurate and timely planning, tracking, execution, and delivery of photography content for Macy’s business needs.

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Essential Functions:

  • Comprehension of Marketing and E-Commerce Content Production Services workflows.
  • Supports and directs key stakeholders by evaluating various business scenarios and making recommendations
  • Maintain positive relationships with Merchants, Project Management Teams, Photo Studio(s) other Sample Room Coordinators, Messenger Couriers, and other like partners.
  • Responsible for movement of all fashion merchandise to all shoots and returning merchandise to Buying staff, working within applicable systems (using the MAS and STARS systems).
  • Ensure all Production Schedule deadlines are met and lead corrective action as necessary.
  • Checking merchandise into and tracking relevant Macy’s technology and related workflow activities.

Even though this job is listed under entry level, they have still asked for some years of experience. This is common.

Qualifications and Competencies:

Bachelor's Degree from a 4-year college or university

1-2 years related experience

  • Practices open and continuous communication, values keeping others informed, effectively presenting information in a clear, concise manner
  • Previous experience working in retail, photography or related filed a plus

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  • Strong organizational skills required
  • Working knowledge of MAC, PC and OUTLOOK required
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on department and Company needs.