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Women's Merchandise Assistant

Totokaelo is a luxury retail company. We bring together our unique approach and forward-thinking technology to create an unmatched client experience through the convenience of online shopping or through the personal relationship enabled by brick and mortar. Our mission is to introduce original and distinguished fashion, art and objects to the consumer by representing collections with limited global distribution and designers who possess a distinct sense of beauty.

We are currently seeking a full-time WOMEN’S MERCHANDISE ASSISTANT who will be responsible for providing our Women’s Buying team with analytical, project, and administrative support. The successful candidate must be a self-starter who is able to organize work priorities with minimal or no supervision. This role requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to meet tight deadlines, and creative problem solving skills. It provides a great opportunity for a qualified candidate to eventually transition into a position such as Assistant Buyer.


  • Perform data entry, to include creating new items; entering, updating, and canceling purchase orders
  • Act as liaison between vendors and buyers to ensure timely delivery of goods, and accurate delivery dates
  • Troubleshoot issues, trace shipments, and follow up on undelivered goods, RAs, and short-shipped purchase orders
  • Assist with re-orders and maintaining open-to-buys
  • Maintain and update product records and assist in execution of markdowns
  • Manage back-orders/pre-orders
  • Prepare merchandising reports
  • Assist with providing merchandising and promotional recommendations for ecommerce and store teams
  • Monitor accuracy of web product information
  • Prepare inbound product reports for ecommerce team
  • Manage sample requests
  • Follow market trends; demonstrating fluency in our brand matrix and segment
  • Analyze sales on a weekly, monthly, and seasonal basis; identify opportunities for sales growth and business right-sizing
  • Travel as Assistant on buying trips, as needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities with ease
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Proficiency in MS software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and other standard office equipment for recording, storing, analyzing, retrieving, and presenting information


  • Bachelors Degree in Fashion Merchandising; Apparels and Textiles preferred
  • Previous retail experience preferably in a leadership or visual aspect preferred
  • Minimum two years experience supporting a department or team


  • A talented and dedicated team
  • Competitive compensation and incentives
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • A discount to one of the best stores in the world



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