HODINKEE – Merchandising Assistant, HODINKEE Shop

 

Who We Are

HODINKEE is the foremost destination for all things in the world of horology, making watches and information about them accessible to all. Now is an exciting time to join our growing team of creative professionals who are passionate about collaborating on unique projects and providing an outstanding experience for an avid community of watch enthusiasts. Our team consists of editors, designers, engineers, customer experience specialists, operational wizards, and so many other key players who have helped cement HODINKEE’s position as the most trusted source for watch news and products.

Over the past decade, founder Ben Clymer and team have grown HODINKEE into a robust media and retail platform by providing its respected point of view on industry news and releases, investing in engaging and creative storytelling, producing a designated podcast, printing a bi-annual publication and launching and growing its own retail outlet, HODINKEE Shop. At its core, HODINKEE’s goal is to bring its readers and consumers the best in wristwatches in a way that is approachable, authentic, and honest.

 

HODINKEE is looking for a Merchandising Assistant to support the Modern Watches and Accessories categories.


What You Will do

 

The HODINKEE Shop Merchandising Assistant is responsible for providing operational support to our buying teams by owning all data entry responsibilities and data maintenance including purchase orders, POS, and daily sales information. The position requires strong operational acumen and an understanding of basic merchandising. This role requires support for acquiring vendor samples and maintaining vendor contact information. Fundamental requirements include the ability to collaborate, take ownership of your business, and achieve results.

·        Inventory Management

·        Leverage collaborative partnerships with counterparts to drive business strategies

·        Manage style maintenance, department/category/class updates, SKU updates, and inventory position with the direction of the buying team

·        Update system to reflect appropriate information for ordered merchandise. Process RTVs as needed

·        Maintain on order (i.e. ship/cancel dates, cost, and retail etc.) to ensure adherence to plan and ship windows communicated to vendors and partners

·        Track the logistics of merchandise to ensure timely deliveries, troubleshooting all shipment issues

·        Request, acquire, and return samples to vendors

·        Review daily sales with the buying team and take action accordingly

·        Develop strong relationships with vendor partners & maintain vendor contact information

·        Aptitude to function within deadlines, while working both independently and as part of a team.

·        Assist with generating reports on a daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis

·        Collaborate cross-functionally to ensure product readiness online

·        Facilitate SKUS through the product life cycle by communicating with Creative, Marketing, Fulfillment, Operations, and Customer Experience teams as needed

 

 

 

Who You Are

·        Bachelor’s Degree preferred

·        Collaborative, consultative style with a strong ability to establish trust and build relationships across all levels and functions of the organization

·        Comfortable and effective at developing strong partnerships with internal and external partners.

·        Experience working with luxury goods such as watches, jewelry, fine art, and/or leather goods

·        Experience with Shopify and NetSuite a plus

·        Knowledge of wristwatches a plus

·        Ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job and work in a fast-paced environment

·        Candidates must possess authorization to work in the U.S.

 

 

HODINKEE provides a fast paced, dynamic culture where you can excel in your career while still maintaining a work life balance. Ideal candidates are comfortable navigating challenging forces in a fast-paced environment with significant change; employing only the most effective processes which will enable the organization to innovate and grow. 

At HODINKEE, diversity, inclusion & belonging are valued at our core, sparking, and enabling us to do good for our associates, customers, and communities. We nurture an environment that attracts and develops talent from all backgrounds and experiences and empower our associates to do great work by creating a culture that values diverse perspectives, fosters collaboration, and encourages innovative ideas – and are routinely recognized as one of the best companies to work. Successful employees at HODINKEE embraces new challenges, to generate new insights, drives high-impact results, motivates others, creates followership, and maintains a high bar for success, while fostering an environment of trust, collaboration, and accountability.

 

HODINKEE is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

 

(Note: If you are invited to interview for a position with us and you require a reasonable accommodation during the interview process, please inform your recruiter that you will need a reasonable accommodation and identify the accommodation, if possible, when you are contacted to schedule an interview).