Retail Merchandiser - Vanity Fair Brands PT

Fruit of the Loom
Jun 29, 2017
Jul 23, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

PART-TIME - Field Merchandiser - Hartford, CT territory - 25 hours per week

Fruit of the Loom, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. & leading international basic apparel company, has an immediate opening for an Field Merchandiser for Hartford, CT.

Merchandiser/Product Specialist needed for National Apparel Brand. Part-time 25 hours weekly, year round position. Retail background preferred. Job includes travel within a 40-mile radius of Hartford, CT area calling on department stores. Responsibilities include selling to the consumer, providing product education to store associates, general merchandising and re-stocking sales floor, setting up promotional events and writing thorough marketplace recaps.

Review business analysis by account/door.

Develop professional working relationship with sales associates and all levels of management.

Evaluate floor presentation and prioritize door needs to aggressively gain dominant space.

Educate store personnel and consumers on product and promotions.

Communicate opportunities, stock outs and other deficiencies to Account Managers and Regional Merchandise Managers

Sell product.

Set up and execute fit events, seminars and promotions.

Detailed knowledge of door's assortment, RTV's and markdowns (fact packets).

Communicate pertinent information regarding the competitions' product, marketing strategies and business as it affects VF Intimates.

Complete all paperwork accurately and in a timely manner (payroll, store visit reports, monthly recaps and expense reports).

  • Ability to coach and train peers
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills required
  • 3-5 Years as a Product Specialist or similar position in retail environment
  • Minimum High School diploma or equivalent required
  • Must be able to travel to various stores in territory.
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to the stores in territory.
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend and reach

Regional travel required with travel reimbursement

We offer competitive pay.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protect veteran status, disability or any other protected status.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Company Description Fruit of the Loom, Inc. is a global pioneer, specializing in the design, manufacture, and marketing of a number of iconic family apparel, athletic apparel, and sporting equipment brands including Vanity Fair ??, Fruit of the Loom ??, Spalding ??, and Russell Athletic ??. Our brands are driven by innovation, market demands and a strategy clearly focused on meeting consumers' needs. Fruit of the Loom, a values driven, high integrity organization that embraces corporate social responsibility and the belief that we don't just make products, we make the world a better place!