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Assistant Merchandiser

Assistant Merchandiser

Retail Merch-Planning & Allocation
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Full Time

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General Function



Wolverine Worldwide is a global marketer of branded footwear, apparel, and accessories. With an established global footprint that spans approximately 200 countries and territories, as well as a rock-solid infrastructure, Wolverine Worldwide is dedicated to advancing the following brands that comprise the ever-expanding portfolio: Bates, Chaco, Cat Footwear, Harley Davidson Footwear, Hush Puppies, Keds, Merrell, Saucony, Sperry, and Wolverine. Wolverine Worldwide’s continued success is driven by our ability to stay true to our simple mission: we empower, engage and inspire our consumers – every step of the way.


The Assistant Merchandiser will be responsible for assisting the Outlet Merchandising Team in Merchandising activities to support the Direct to Consumer business.

Primary Duties

  • Assists in developing seasonal assortment plans for showcasing the brand with attention to store demographic profiles and geography and a keen understanding of the Outlet customer.
  • Understand the target customer by category, shop competition, identify white space opportunities
  • Collaborates with brand wholesale product teams throughout the development cycle in order to identify opportunities and leverage trend information to continuously drive sales and mitigate risk.
  • Works with retail planning to develop seasonal merchandise plans that reflect future opportunities and deficiencies. In-season, assists retail planning markdowns, purchases and inventory based on actual business trends and product availability.
  • Collaborates with Merchandise Planner to create seasonal unit plans based on buyer’s assortment.
  • Visit stores on regular basis (couple times a year) in order to gain a better understanding of our consumers and specific store product needs.
  • Manage samples for meetings
  • Performing duties consistent with the Company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies.
  • Performing other duties as required/assigned by manager.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of relevant work experience
  • Strong communication skills, organization skills, and self-motivation
  • Strong PC skills, including report query and analysis
  • High proficiency with Excel and merchandising systems, preferably SAP
  • Ability to prioritize assignments in a fast paced atmosphere with tight deadlines and deliver accurate results for one or more projects or tasks
  • Individual should have good people and communication skills, high energy level, flexible, resilient, positive attitude and a passion for retail
  • Solid financial skills, be decisive, have a strong sense of urgency and thrive in an ever changing environment
  • Results-oriented and self-motivated
  • Able to independently organize and prioritize broad workload to meet deadlines
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with internal and external partners

Normal office environment.  Some travel required.


Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.