Sportswear Merchandise Coordinator (Under Armour) - Waterford, CT

Company Name:
Winston Retail
Sportswear Merchandise Coordinator (Under Armour) - Waterford, CT
Job Code :6806
Division :East
Location :Waterford CT US 06385
Job Type :Part Time
Career Level :Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education :High School or equivalent
Category :Visual Merchandiser,Merchandise Coordinator
Job Description :
Company Description:
Winston Retail Solutions is a passionate, talented and hard working team, responsible for the retail presentation for top fashion, image and lifestyle brands, including: Under Armour Nike, Lucky Brand Jeans, Vintage Red, The North Face and many more.

Preferred Experience:
1. 2+ years of retail experience, visual merchandising or branded apparel experience
2. Department Store line experience
3. Previous work as a retail coordinator or regional at an apparel/beauty/accessories/footwear company ;
4. Must have a passion for active/sports brands.

Job Description:
Under Armour was founded in 1996 and is a leading supplier of a wide range of sportswear, footwear and casual apparel products. This position will be working with the brand to support their on floor presence through merchandising, point of sale placement and providing in-store training on product knowledge & merchandising standards to store-line personnel.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

1. Merchandising of product category utilizing client directives:
A. Ensure compelling, accurate, and creative visual presentation
B. Manage inventory through stock replenishment
C. Implement all Point of Sale materials and any branding collateral

2. Communicate effectively accomplishments at the department and door level to Winston Retail Solutions and the Client:
A. Completion of standard/specialized reports (as directed), highlighting any opportunities for improvement and procuring any information as requested by the report content
B. Photography, effectively depicting the status of the client's environments before and after your work is completed

3. Develop in-store relationships to maximize opportunities at retail:
A. Train Sales Associates/Specialists/Department and Visual Managers on client merchandising initiatives and brand recognition
B. Inspire sales through empowerment
C. Negotiate better real estate locations or maintain locations as appropriate

Abilities and Skills:
1. Influence
2. Negotiate
3. Superior Merchandising Skills
4. Natural Creativity
5. Implementation of client creative/merchandising/visual directives
6. Results oriented
7. Understanding of wholesale and retail hierarchies
8. Retail math
9. Intermediate to advanced computer skills (excel, email, digital photography, word)
10. Business writing skills

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