Club Monaco is the international retail brand known for style for
both men and women. Opening its first store in Toronto
in 1985, Club Monaco was instantly
recognized by fashion influencers for its unique blend of stylish basics and
key fashion items of the season. Since its founding, Club
Monaco has been recognized repeatedly for its consistent and
enduring view on style and design. Today,
Club Monaco is rapidly growing retail
brand that continues to deliver cool modern style, while occupying a unique
niche within the fashion and retail industries. In 1999, Club
Monaco became a subsidiary of the Polo Ralph Lauren
Coordinate, manage and execute the activities of a
classification or key program. Assist the
Merchant in developing, executing and communicating a product strategy that
meets or exceeds financial goals. The
Associate Merchandiser is a Merchandiser in Training role, therefore the
responsibilities are the same, but the scope of responsibility is less in
volume and/or complexity.
Partner with others regarding
decisions on line, ect to gain support and consensus.
Communicate effectively with the
Continually update team on state of
Look to improve our work process;
identify inefficiencies and make recommendations to streamline workload for the
Develop a merchandise line plan by
month, by zone. Determine volume drivers
and essential programs, CC count, retail pricing, and fabric recommendations;
present to Design and Production.
Attend line presentations and review
line against merchandise plan; submit comments based on market needs.
Assist the Merchandiser through the
merchandising process. Communicate
changes regarding strategy and assortment to Planning, Allocation, Technical,
Visual, Production and Licensing. Tailor each discussion to address each groups
focus on the assortment.
Discuss the assortment informally
and formally with management; have an informed point of view.
Edit the assortment by reviewing the
assortment and discussing store distribution and store groupings.
Participate in assorting at least
one classification of the business by contributing your own ideas in decisions
to add, eliminate, change/revise the product or adopt the product as presented.
Update and maintain the buy sheets
on a weekly basis. Distribute to the
merchandising team as needed.
Participate in monthly best seller
meetings and quarterly line review meetings.
Partner with Merchandise Assistant
to manage samples for department.
Continue to refine understanding of
the Club Monaco customer.
Maintain monthly store visits in
addition to pre-flip walk thrus.
Assess CC count, visual
presentation, windows, gain feedback from storeline. Apply feedback to future buys.
Provide input on budgets: sales, gross margin, receipt flow.
Assist in the markdown process. Provide recommendations for department
weekly, based on sales trend versus sales plan of the style.
Review business performance. Recap business weekly, hindsight business
monthly by zone. Identify product
opportunities for future seasons.
Analyze the current seasonís
business based on pre-flip and flip sales.
Accurately reconcile receipts
Participate in the OTB process. Voice recommendations to cross-functional
team to maximize the business based on sales trend and receipt on-order.
Partner/respond daily to any
production logistical problems including shipments, tracking, costing, garment
details or requests for information.
Communicate issues to CFT and management as needed.
Attend fittings weekly for area of
At least one-three years retail
proficiency in MS Office: Outlook, Excel, Word
interpersonal skills supporting a team environment
English communication skills - verbal and written
time management/project skills
planning and organizational skills with a sense of priority for deadlines and
attention to detail
to recognize and react to changing work demands
and confident in making effective autonomous (and group) decisions in a timely
orientated: ability to stay focused on creating winning results
Ability to select product according
to design direction
Strong budgeting, planning and
Ability to work in a fast paced
ability to manage projects independently and to work as part of a team
Monaco is a dynamic, international retail concept that designs, manufactures
and markets its own Club Monaco clothing, accessories and home collection. Each season, Club Monaco offers menís and
womenís updated classics and key fashion pieces that are the foundation of a
modern wardrobe. The brandís signature
clean and modern style, gives classics an update through great design and
current sensibility. Club Monaco is the
lifestyle destination for todayís urban professional.
Club Monaco operates 66 stores throughout North America and has recently opened
stores in Hong Kong, Seoul, and Dubai.