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Assistant Merchant - Outlet

Location: Hingham, Massachusetts US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 5397

Position Title: Asst Merchant-Outlet

External Description:

This position is responsible for aiding the Merchant in the selection of merchandise and in the planning process of the department. This position conducts analyses, proposes re-orders and assures that all issues are followed through to completion.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct weekly analysis of stock sales by classification, identify trends, select best sellers and propose reorders
  • Initiate and perform analysis; complete ad hoc analytical assignments from Merchant/DMM
  • Assist the Merchant in the selection of merchandise and assortment planning with analytically based recommendations
  • Assist in interpreting open-to-buy, sales plan changes, and markdown events. Break purchase orders by color and size 
  • Communicate with Product Management concerning late deliveries, cancellations, quality issues, returns to vendors, and markdown allowances 
  • Identify merchandise features and visual issues for communication to stores 
  • Shop competition weekly and visit Talbots stores regularly to gain insight in the marketplace 
  • Procure, verify, and correct all pertinent information on merchandise and submit to merchandise systems for order processing


  • College degee
  • 0-2 years of experience such as an allocator of comparable position 
  • Strong organizational skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Possess analytical skills and the ability to work with figures, PC, and mainframe applications
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team



Community / Marketing Title: Assistant Merchant - Outlet

Company Profile:

Talbots is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of women's clothing, shoes and accessories. Established in 1947, the company is known for modern classic style that's both timeless and timely, fine quality craftsmanship and gracious service. At Talbots relationships are the key to our business, we hire individuals who bring new ideas to the table, understand smart risk taking and  can enhance an already thriving culture.  With a commitment to offer modern classic style for every body type, through a  full range of sizes, inclusive to every woman in your life.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Talbots is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Hiring decisions are based upon a candidate's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration and are made without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, or any other category protected by applicable law. Talbots is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for job applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position you are seeking or to participate in the application process please contact recruiting@talbots.com. Talbots will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified applicants or employees, unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operations of the Company’s business.

PositionType_Description: Full Time

Location_formattedLocationLong: Hingham, Massachusetts US

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