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Sr. Merchandiser

Company name
Forever 21, Inc.

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Employment Type

Retail, Design

Posted on
Feb 01,2019

Valid Through
May 17,2019

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Want more than just a job?

Join Forever 21’s Corporate team and showcase your skills while working with our exceptional employees! 


: Sr. Merchandiser 


: Buying 

Reports to

: Manager, Merchandising 

Direct Reports

: No 

FLSA Status: 



: 3880 N Mission Los Angeles, CA 90031

Job Purpose:

The Sr. Merchandiser is responsible for developing a financially sound assortment plan for the company’s wide selection of merchandise. She/he will maintain a designated collection of key items and work to create a cohesive merchandise mix to optimize sales volume and profitability based on emerging market trends, past sales/revenue, and established assortment strategies. 


Implement seasonal merchandise plans by monitoring weekly sales, analyzing style performances, and market trends; fill assortment plans, ensuring that merchandise concepts are aligned with assortment strategies 

Lead the product development and financial planning for key product lines, reviewing selling at the retail level to provide analysis for future assortment plans, line plans, etc. 

Participate in the development of annual Financial Plans, merchandise assortments, sales-to-stock plans, and marketing strategies in conjunction with Buyers to support yearly planned company objectives 

Plan and revise strategies for merchandise flow, based on shipping dates, seasonal/fiscal calendars, and open-to-buy parameters 

Support the conceptual develop of future lines by generating style recaps, account/regional summaries, trend analyses, and competitive market research reports 

Conduct weekly analysis of stock-to-sales ratio by merchandise category, identifying trending and under performing lines and best sellers to provide actionable recommendations to buyers for improving merchandise mix 

Participate in weekly open-to-buy meetings with Planning & Allocation to ensure the achievement of financial targets, including turn and sell-through goals 

Partner with the Trend team to devise seasonal concepts and to identify exploitable/emerging trends 

Review weekly sales performance numbers to identify potential re-order opportunities and styles that require markdowns 

Assist Buyers in analyzing and selecting seasonal buys to optimize the product mix for each market and store 

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:

Must have a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in Fashion, preferably Fashion Merchandising 

Must have at least 5-7 years of merchandising experience with a successful track record of high volume business growth and bottom line results 

Must possess the ability to understand and act upon financial retail indicators such as sales, gross margin, inventory productivity, sell-through and turn 

Must have high fashion intelligence and a broad-based business acumen 

Acute fashion sense with proven ability to envision and interpret fashion trends 

Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Must have a strong desire to work in the fashion industry and demonstrate an ability to identify and foresee fashion trends 

Must have strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel for reporting and analysis

At Forever 21, style isn’t dictated…It’s inspired. Forever 21 is the leading fashion retailer of the latest trends and the season’s hottest styles at can’t-resist-prices. U.S. and international locations stay true to the fast-fashion destination’s iconic store aesthetic giving fashion fans all over the globe the unforgettable shopping experience that is the one and only Forever 21.

Joining the Forever 21 family means joining an incredible team of talented, passionate and innovative people who work together to bring fashion to everyone, everywhere.  We’re always on the lookout for talented individuals eager to thrive in our fast-paced, dynamic environment filled with vast opportunities for career growth and development. This is a place where your ideas become actualized, creativity is encouraged and the possibilities are endless. Be part of something epic. Be part of Forever 21. Apply today!

Forever 21 will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance NO. 184652.

Company info

Forever 21, Inc.
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Company Profile
Celebrated by many style conscious and trend-savvy shoppers, Forever 21 has quickly become the source for the most current fashions at the greatest value. Forever 21 is growing quickly, featuring new and exciting store environments, a constant flow of fun and creative clothing designs and the accessories to make your look come together at the right price. A phenomenon in the fashion world, Forever 21 provides shoppers with an unprecedented selection of today's fashions, always changing and always in style.

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