• Merchandiser

    Job ID 2018-2618
    Job Locations
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    BDA brings the world’s biggest brands to life through promotional merchandise. Fortune 500 companies come to us looking to connect with their consumers on an emotional level. We create three-dimensional advertising that people invite into their homes, offices, cars and classrooms. We let people see, touch, feel, own and interact with a brand in a way no other marketing permits. It’s what we like to call the Power of Merchandise.

    We give our team members the creative freedom and foster the entrepreneurial spirit necessary to champion our clients’ branding goals utilizing cutting edge ideas. Our people are our No. 1 asset, and we remain committed to making our company a great place to work for our team and family.

    We take great pride in our company culture—one that inspires teamwork, fun and excellence across our organization. We’re energetic people who love what we do—churning out more than 50 million units each year for the world’s most admired brands in a fun, fast paced environment that rewards high achievement.



    Our talented Program Merchandising Group within BDA— develops, designs, and sources for 25+ Fortune 500 clients. From classic to stylish, this team is shaping the styles and looks our clients love for their brand.
    An effective Merchandiser is experienced, results-oriented and views the business through the lens of the client.


    • Ability to multi task in high pressure, fast moving environment
    • Recognize Brand Awareness and how to interpret this to product/merchandise for client(s)
    • Implement merchandising plans to achieve performance goals for a specific merchandise category/Client Refresh
    • Ability to build strong vendor partnerships.
    • Strong negotiation skills and team building skills
    • Must demonstrate working knowledge of gross margin and assortment planning
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
    • Define seasonal, annual and multi-year strategies that identify future opportunities and trends
    • Support merchandising strategy for the company, including alignment of clients/brands and product
    • Participate in life cycle management (initiate, grow and retire) for multiple categories and/or brands
    • Ensure successful product line presentations to clients
    • Confidence and Ability to articulate and sell a concept to a business team
    • Oversee day-to-day activities for product launches/refreshes
    • Ability to take current trends and translate into creative product
    • Deliver product performance results based on strategic goals and budget expectations
    • Assortment planning and catalog merchandise development.
    • Strategic planning skills.
    • Must demonstrate working knowledge of gross margin and assortment planning.
    • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
    • Strong organization skills and ability to maintain database
    • Product Assortment Planning for all eCommerce and Catalog Product Lines while partnering with internal program teams
    • Merchandiser is responsible for all SKU creation and maintenance
    • Any additional tasks or projects as assigned from manager

    Travel: Possibly
    Financial/Budgetary Responsibility: No
    Strategic Planning Responsibility: Yes
    Direct Reports: No


    Experience Requirements

    • 1-3 years eCommerce Merchandising/Product Development experience

    Job Skills and Traits:

    •     Minimum 5 years of retail buying, merchandising and/or planning experience
    •     Minimum 1-2 years management experience
    •     Experience initiating, recommending and implementing merchandise strategies
    •     Strong understanding of and ability to apply market intelligence
    •     Understanding of retail and the service environment
    •     Fluency in MS Office suite including Excel, Word, PowerPoint
    •     Oracle Experience a plus
    •     Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills


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