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Associate Merchant: Music & Accessories

Take responsibility for a portion of the Merchant or Sr. Merchant’s overall business, manage aspects to achieve sales/margin goals and drive toward maximizing the development of the Merchant’s Category. Will assist the Merchant in execution of processes and functions for the music category.



  • Executes sales, margin and inventory plans for their assigned area
  • Monitors and responds to issues and opportunities resulting from plan variances
  • Maintains relationships with vendors and interacts with the vendor community.
  • Maintains knowledge base of industry and competitor market trends as it relates to their assigned business area
  • Coordinates communication efforts across all internal and external partners.
  • Supports the development of customer driven assortment plans for their assigned area.
  • Identifies and shops competition and makes product recommendations to the buyer.
  • Ensures that overall web experience and functionality is meeting the needs of customers and converting at a high rate.
  • Makes recommendations to improve KPI’s - AM is accountable to uphold the same KPI’s as the Merchant he/she supports.
  • Works with vendor community and other partners to build out best in class content experience.
  • Partners with Merchant to complete accurate forecasts to properly manage ‘Open to Buy’ process
  • Provides visual merchandising support and signage to improve store presentation standards.
  • Creates the go-to-market strategy in coordination with the merchant and works directly with the Marketing team to implement.
  • Monitors and maintains promotional setup, performance, and backend claims.
  • Ensure orders are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Ensures backorders are managed daily.
  • Analyzes sales trend and profitability around aged inventory and makes recommendations for driving improved performance.
  • Communicate with Sales/Ops Teams to confirm ETA’s and/or special pricing for opportunities or special orders.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Skills & Experience:

  • Requires 1-2 years of experience in Merchandising, Marketing or Inventory Management 
  • Must have strong communication skills
  • Must have strong data an skills
  • Strong proficiency in using desktop applications and Windows-based programs
  • Required math literary and application of concepts to daily operations
  • Strong background and passion in music preferred

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