Position Detail

Merchandising Assistant

Location: Northbrook, Illinois

We inspire purpose-filled living that brings joy to the modern home. With a team of more than 8,000 associates spanning 130 store and distribution locations across the U.S. and Canada, we achieve together, drive results and innovate to inspire. Drawn together by a shared passion for our customers and a spirit of fun, we deliver high-quality home furnishings that are expertly designed, responsibly sourced and bring beauty and function to people’s homes. From the day we opened our first store in Chicago in 1962 to the digital innovations that engage millions of customers today, our iconic brand is over 60 years in the making—and our story is still unfolding.

We’re here for it. We think you should be too. We’re looking for a driven professional with an inclusive mindset to join our team as a Merchandising Assistant in the kids department.

This position supports the Merchant in developing and managing the product assortments, vendor partnerships and ongoing product category business. The Merchandising Assistant works with cross-functional partners to execute the product assortment strategy in accordance with the sales, margin, and turnover goals for the assigned product category.

A day in the life as a Merchandising Assistant…

  • Support Merchant team through vendor partnership and communication
  • Support Merchant team in building and maintaining assortment plans and SKU counts
  • Support Merchant team by working with cross-functional partners to execute assortment strategies
  • Work with Catalog/Marketing team to execute in-season product assortment
  • Communicate promotional details to all cross-functional partners
  • Provide SKU/ assortment information to Merchandise Operations for input
  • Develop recommendations for product assortment strategies, based on targeted research and analysis, to achieve specific margin objectives. Execute exit strategies as needed
  • Conduct competitive intelligence and use information to identify opportunities and challenges for in-season business and future seasons
  • Support Merchant teams with negotiating product costs, terms, and shipping/return issues
  • Support Merchant teams by investigating and handling field and/or store issues

What you’ll bring to the table… 

  • Strong detail orientation, organized, ability to multitask
  • Strong oral and written communication skills sufficient to communicate credibly and effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Team player with a focus on collaboration
  • Proficient learner of planning and Merchant systems
  • Microsoft Office proficiency, including Microsoft Excel

We’d love to hear from you if you have…

  • BA/BS preferred
  • Previous experience in merchandising and/or related experience preferred

Job ID 2024-18584 Date posted 02/12/2024 Position Type Full-Time

Our commitment to our associates is of the utmost importance. One of the reasons the company attracts such a diverse group of associates is that we offer a full menu of benefits that are relevant to their lives, both on and off the job. We are proud to offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to support eligible part time and full time associates and their families, including:

Many of these benefits begin on day one, and extend to eligible dependents. To learn more about available benefits please click https://jobs.crateandbarrel.com/benefits

Euromarket Designs, Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel and CB2, will be referred to as “the Company”. The Company is deeply committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact the location you are applying to here and ask to speak with a manager regarding the nature of your request.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The Company participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the US.

State / City Compliance: The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Job Applicant Privacy: For details about how the Company collects and uses your personal information, please see our Job Applicant Privacy & Communications Notice.

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