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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
At Orvis, we do not sell what we, ourselves, would not beproud to own or give as a gift. 'Good enough' is not our standard. We need tostrive for perfection in our products to propel our growth and the pride thatwill fuel our team. We are seeking an Assistant Merchant who will play a keyrole in working with the Dog, Gift & Home Merchandising team for allbusiness channels (catalog, e-commerce, and retail). This is a greatopportunity for someone looking to take the next step in developing a career inthe merchandising field. The ideal candidate will be an organized, energeticindividual with an understanding of and appreciation for the Orvis lifestyle,culture, product lines and customers.
We firmly believe that the only way for Orvis to achieveits vision, is to have a company culture that is supportive and inspires theindividuals who will get us there. Our associates take pride in our world-classservice and products, treating customers, vendor partners, and each other withintegrity and mutual respect. We work in a supportive, team-orientedenvironment, focusing on performance, continuous improvement, and exceeding ourcustomers' expectations.
The Orvis Company and our associates are committed togiving back to our communities and protecting nature. We invite and inspireassociates to connect with the adventure and wonder of the outdoorworld. Come join us in a life outdoors. We believe the most meaningfulexperiences are created by sharing the love of nature and being inspired by itsendless possibilities.
This position will report directly to the DMM, Gift, Dog& Home. It is an individual contributor role and does not involvesupervision of other Associates. This position will interface with allMerchandising personnel as well as Product Design & Development,Merchandise Planning, Creative, and others as needed.
This position is based in our Home Office in Sunderland,Vermont. Our Vermont location is a dog-friendly office, so you may have afew 4-legged office mates as well. Orvis Dogs at Work
Attend assortment planning meetings and work with teamon specific areas for the men's assortment
Assist with assortment management in AssortmentPlanning/Item Planning (AP/IP) tool
Assist with seasonal Retail assortment development
Coordinate Dog, Gift & Home Retail merchandisingdirectives
Assist in 3rd party vendor/assortment management
Develop full familiarity with all new and repeat items
Proof product information in catalog copy
Follow up on assigned catalog proofing questions
Adjust product descriptions and issue prompts and otherordering specifics two weeks before in-home date
Evaluation will be evaluated on position responsibilitiesas well as defined financial measurements.
Ability to effectively build relationships with otherfunctional areas in the organization
Exceptional attention to detail and strong follow up
Ability to anticipate and meet deadlines and to work onmultiple projects
Foundational understanding of the Product Developmentprocess
Alignment with the company Core Values
A four-year College degree in related business fieldsuch as Product Design and Merchandising and/ or equivalent experience in aretail environment, specifically focused on merchandising
Proficient in MS Office Suite
In 1856, Charles F. Orvis founded the Orvis Company inManchester, Vermont, offering superior fly-fishing equipment, and pridinghimself on customer satisfaction and service. Today, Orvis is the trustedsource for the discovery of adventure and the wonder in the natural world. Formore than a century and a half we have loved the wild, explored it, andprotected it. At our core, we are a fly-fishing and wingshooting brand,inspired by nature, driven by curiosity, and fulfilled by adventure. We are theworld leader in fly fishing, but our passion for nature and the outdoors fullyextend to our offerings in a wide assortment of men's and women's sportswear,fine gifts and home furnishings, luggage, and travel accessories. We are anindustry leader in dog beds and innovative dog products. Our culture of 'WeLove Dogs' inspires us to be a central source of education and information forall dog lovers. We offer fine shotguns, gear, and technical apparel forwingshooting and sporting clays, and Orvis sporting services also includefishing and shooting schools, an international sporting and eco-travel agency,the Orvis-endorsed network of lodges, outfitters, and guides, andOrvis-endorsed hunting dog trainers and breeders. Each product and the serviceswe offer is rooted in our heritage, inspired by our love of the wild, andbacked by superior customer service and a 100% guarantee of satisfaction.
Privately owned by the Perkins family since 1965, Orvisis headquartered in beautiful Southwestern Vermont with major operations inRoanoke, Virginia and the United Kingdom. Today Orvis is an international,multi-channel retailer with approximately 1,700 employees. Our award-winningwebsite, orvis.com, offers more than 5,000 products with 32 millionvisits/year. The company mails more than 44 catalog editions each year with atotal annual circulation in excess of 45 million. As of 2017, Orvis has 70retail stores and 10 outlets in the US, and 18 retail stores in the UK. Ourwholesale division services more than 500 independent dealers worldwide. TheOrvis blog () offers a wide variety of editorial andeducational content to more than 2.5 million visitors per year, with extensivearticles and videos about fly fishing, wingshooting, dogs, conservation, andmore. Our Learning Center () provides the mostcomprehensive collection of online videos and resources devoted to teaching theworld how to fly fish.
At Orvis, we firmly believe in a company culture that issupportive and inspiring to the individual. It is inherent that Orvis create aworkplace atmosphere that allows all our employees to reach their maximumsuccess within the company. Orvis strives to have a workplace where associateswill come to work every day being fully engaged in helping the company meet itsgoal of exceptional customer service while producing profits necessary to besuccessful long-term. Orvis offers competitive compensation commensurate withscope of responsibilities and experience required; plus a comprehensivebenefits package including medical/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, 401Kwith a company match, generous Associate Discounts, and other excellentbenefits.
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