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Holiday Merchandiser (Apparel) - Grand Rapids, MI in Grand Rapids, MI at Winston Retail

Date Posted: 12/23/2018

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Job Description

Company Description:

Winston Retail is the leading service agency that provides retail merchandising support, environmental design and project management.  Our passionate, talented and hard-working team is responsible for retail presentations for top fashion, image and lifestyle brands.  We specialize in apparel, footwear and accessories and work with clients such as The North Face, Puma, Calvin Klein, Columbia and many others. For additional company information, please visit our website:

Job Summary:

As a Part Time Merchandise Coordinator you will be an integral part of the Winston team during the 2018 holiday season.  We are looking for experienced Brand Ambassadors, and Senior Merchandisers to come do various apparel, footwear and accessory brand merchandising projects for Winston.  You will have an opportunity to work a flexible schedule however weekend availability may be required depending on the project

Job Requirements

Experience Requirements:

  • 2+ years retail experience (wholesale, retail store, or branded apparel)
  • Previous work as a Merchandise Coordinator at an apparel, accessory or footwear company
  • Manager, Supervisor or Lead level at department store, brick and mortar retailer or specialty store
  • Experience in training and presenting to small/medium sized groups on the selling floor
  • Experience in relationship building with store management at various levels
  • Experience working in an independent capacity, and being comfortable with a schedule that varies on a monthly basis

Required Skills & Tools:

  • Sales Generation skills
  • Comfortable negotiating floor space, additional fixtures, etc.
  • Superior visual merchandising expertise
  • Dressing mannequins (preferred)
  • Creative thinker
  • Communicates timely and effectively (both verbal and written)
  • Strong execution and implementation of merchandising and/or creative planograms/directives
  • Intermediate to advanced computer knowledge (Excel, Word, email and digital photography)
  • Proficient in capturing crisp, clear mirror image photography (before and after photos showcasing completed work)
  • Client liaison with all store personnel – strong relationships at the door level a must!
  • Ability to lift at least 25 pounds
  • Smartphone device for reporting purposes -- Android OS 6.0 or higher/Apple iOS 8.0 or higher


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