Assistant Merchant

Bay Area

Posted on 11/08/2019 by PrincetonOne Headquarters

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Position Details




Consumer Products and Services / Retail & Wholesale


Marketing / Advertising

Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)


Bachelor's Degree



Position Overview:
The role of the Assistant Merchant is to assist the Merchant by performing the tasks and responsibilities associated with merchandise selection, merchandise ordering and inventory distribution. 


  • Perform merchandise order process for assigned merchandise category: merchandise order creation, manage approval process, vendor follow-up, management of delivery schedules, manage receipts/deliveries and cancellations
  • Compile and maintain department’s business reports and analyze category performance and trend; take action as necessary in partnership with Merchant
  • Perform competitive shopping activities to assess the competition and make strategic recommendations with Merchant in response to the competition and market activity
  • Enter and maintain all price changes, working with Planning and Merchandise Operations teams
  • Participate in regularly-held business meetings; provide feedback and help establish strategies in conjunction with Merchant.
  • Work closely with Marketing and Advertising
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by department management.


  • A Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university or 1 - 3 years related merchandise buying experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A high level of organization and PC proficiency is required including a thorough knowledge of Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • The ability to meet deadlines, multi-task and provide quick, accurate responses to requests is required. Strong analytical skills and retail math abilities are required.
  • The ability to execute individual responsibilities and perform as a team player in sharing responsibility for the achievement of department goals.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
  • Generous PTO
  • 401K
  • Generous discount

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