Assistant Corporate Merchant, Women's

at L. L. Bean, Inc. in Freeport, Maine, United States

Job Description

We invite you to be part of our team of trailblazers dedicated to helping people discover and enjoy the outside. Come join us. Because on the inside we’re all outsiders. And if it’s outside, we’re all in.

L.L.Bean is currently searching for an Assistant Corporate Merchant, Women’s to join our Merchandising team located in Freeport, Maine.

Position Purpose: This important role is responsible for achieving sales, gross margin, brand positioning and profit goals of a specific business through the selection, pricing and promotion of merchandise that maximizes the Company’s return on investment. Develop and implements category strategy including analysis and appropriate reaction to sales trends in order to maximize business. Creates the line plan and acts as the “Final Editor” of the line and line plan. Provide direction and continuously communicates with internal partners including Retail Merchandising, Ecommerce, Merchandise Planning, Product Development, Design, Inventory Management and Creative – reinforcing the division’s goals and strategies.Responsibilities:


Provides support / participates as a learner:

+ Concept Ideation: Perform market research; assess the competition; bring forward new product ideas

+ Strategic Planning: Participates in strategic planning discussions as a learner; provides input

Market Research

+ Gather market data & create reports to support assessment of competition – preseason / in season (i.e., ratings & reviews; market basket)

+ Compiles and maintains data in support of team.

Planning & AnalyticsProvides support / participates as a learner:

+ Reviews & reports out on ratings & reviews

+ Provides input to the development of Division level concepts, items, and promotional strategies

+ Provides input to merchandising & selling the line

+ Review & provide input to in-season markdowns

Core WorkTools and systems management

+ Maintains & ensures data integrity for variety of systems

+ Communicates changes to stakeholders

+ May manage photo sample process

For assigned business areas – If Applicable :

+ Responsible for the line plan

+ Identify opportunities & risks through analyzing sales performance and gathering marketplace information

+ Participates in review of sales, receipt flow, inventory & margin projections to maximize sales & minimize risks

+ Provide support & coordination for the team and may manage subset of demand center (e.g. belts)

+ Communicates to cross-department group

+ Additional duties as assigned

Health and Safety Requirement: Every employee is responsible for contributing to a safe and healthy workplace. Employees are expected to be active participants in health and safety by following all safety policies and procedures, reporting unsafe conditions or at-risk behaviors to leadership, and conducting work in a safe manner. Those in a leadership role are also expected to model safe behaviors, evaluate risk, and ensure that risks are reduced to acceptable levels.Education Level: 2-Year Associates DegreeSkills and Qualifications:

+ Task are tactical in nature

+ Honed writing skills

+ Prioritizes own work with some assistance

+ Receives regular direction from supervisor

+ Merchandise and institutional process knowledge preferred

+ Strong oral and written communication skills

+ Exceptional organizational skills with extreme attention to detail

+ Ability to prioritize multiple tasks while effectively meeting deadlines

+ Work efficiently without direct supervision

+ Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, experience with database utilization

+ Team player with ability to work effectively with diverse personalities

+ Must be able to handle difficult situations in a calm, professional manner

+ Creative problem solving abilities

+ Flexible in ever-changing, fast paced environment

If you care about the outdoors, joining L.L.Bean is a great way to feel good about what you do. Our benefits package makes a good thing even better, with programs and perks designed to support your health and financial goals. Plus, maintaining a healthy work-life balance and re-charging outside are all part of the plan. Because, when it comes to the outside-we’re all in. Visit to learn more. Being outside brings out the best in us, no matter where we come from or what we believe. At L.L.Bean, we value individual differences and encourage our co-workers to be themselves – because the uniqueness of each individual makes L.L.Bean better. Over a century ago, company founder Leon Leonwood Bean set out to make a boot to keep hunters’ feet warm and dry. Today, we continue to follow the trail he blazed, adding new paths to help more people discover the outdoors, whether it’s the thrill of sea kayaking, the quiet of early morning fishing or the vigor of a challenging climb. Of course, we remain true to L.L.’s core values, and are committed to quality, service, and putting the outside, inside everything we make. So join us, adventure awaits…

Being outside brings out the best in us, no matter where we come from or what we believe. At L.L.Bean, we value individual differences and encourage our co-workers to be themselves – because the uniqueness of each individual makes L.L.Bean better.

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Job Posting: JC193066551

Posted On: Sep 23, 2021

Updated On: Oct 24, 2021