Merchandising - Senior Merchandiser

The Senior Merchandiser supports the Sr. Merchandise Director as well as the entire Merchandising team in managing daily needs of the business, specifically those needs pertaining to Hard Pieces, Leather and Knitwear. The Sr. merchandiser must be highly analytical and love working with product.


  • Merchandiser for Knitwear, Hard Pieces including Jackets, Pants, Denim and all Leather categories
  • Merchandising partner for Omni Channel Retail, International and Nordstrom business segments
  • Merchandising lead for Nordstrom Anniversary; partner with Design to build capsule
  • Attend all seasonal sketch and proto reviews and provide feedback to Design
  • Conduct pre-costing of styles and suggested retails for seasonal development
  • Prepare and present at all Costing/Pricing and Seasonal Line Opening Meetings
  • Create seasonal line plans for Knitwear, Hard Pieces and Leather
  • Manage seasonal product hierarchy reporting and identify trends by business channel 
  • Set-up and maintain seasonal roadmap files – including all style/sku planning by fabric and category
  • Attend all production fittings for respective categories
  • Attend market appointments
  • Prepare bookings recap report and key metrics of the season
  • Analyze sales to identify key opportunities, strengths and weaknesses for stronger Planning and Retail results
  • Create all visual and analytical data for Seasonal Hindsight meetings
  • Monitor competition at key accounts via store visits and websites
  • Partner with IT team to optimize departmental systems and reporting
  • Style Creation and maintenance in DeSL system as needed

Desired Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree


  • 7+ years, ideally in luxury apparel


  • Strong analytical skills are required
  • Extensive experience in Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word, Power Point and SkyPad
  • Strong prioritization skills, sense of urgency and multi-tasking ability
  • DeSL and BC experience a plus
  • Luxury brand experience a strong plus
  • Collaborative team player and a self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; strong presentation ability and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Excellent follow-up and attention to detail

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