Merchandising Assistant

Architecture & Design Augusta, Georgia


Description

Position at Carole Fabrics

Carole Fabrics is looking for an organized, friendly, creative and detail-orientated Merchandising Assistant to join the Merchandising and Marketing Team in office in Augusta, Georgia.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Textiles, Merchandising and/or Design or equivalent years of professional experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop
  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Self-Starter
  • Candidate must display a positive, can-do attitude and be an active team player.
  • Able to interact and engage with exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Candidate acts as a brand representative when interacting with external business partners.
  • Creative and innovative thinker.
  • Candidate must have high degree of flexibility and a track record of quickly adapting to an ever-changing environment.
  • Demonstrates problem solving skills.
  • Effective organizational skills for managing multiple tasks and projects at once.
  • Ability to build effective relationships with vendors and interface with various levels of management.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and decision making skills.
  • Shows a strong passion for creative design including interiors, art, and color.

Responsibilities:

The Merchandising Assistant’s functions relate to product selection, merchandising, sample coordination, vendor communication, presentations, photography and other projects.

• Assists in product sample coordination, organization and maintenance

• Assists in maintaining vendor communication

• Assists in sample coordination in photography

• Participates and is responsible for taking detailed notes during key meetings

• Assists team in preparing materials and setting up for key meetings - may include ordering product samples, creating presentations, photography and mood boards

• Potential involvement in presentations on new product introductions, line reviews, and current style updates during internal and external meetings.

• Responsible for understanding the competitive environment, color trends, home furnishings and product trends.

• Supports and Assists Marketing in building merchandise strategies to be used on social media

• Responsible for understanding the company strategic goals and supports the organization in achieving short and long term goals. Assists in ensuring that the product interpretation delivers against the Brand Strategy.

• Interacts with various departments beyond Merchandising and Marketing including Sales, Customer Service and Manufacturing

Job Type: Full-time