Women's Merchandise Assistant

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level


We are currently seeking a 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 possess creative problem solving skills. It provides opportunity to 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 buyer’s delivery log
  • Maintain and update product records and assist in execution of markdowns
  • Prepare merchandising reports on a daily/weekly basis
  • Monitor accuracy of web product information
  • Prepare inbound product reports for ecommerce team
  • Manage sample requests and act as a liaison between merchants and creative teams
  • Assist in identifying and selecting key and core items, and managing stock levels of these.  
  • Assist with managing seasonal interns and occasional errands for the LA office

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, Apparels and Textiles, or similar preferred
  • Previous retail or fashion experience preferable
  • Experience supporting a department or team in administrative capacity


Need Supply Co. is an established and fast growing apparel company based in Richmond, Virginia, a city which consistently ranks among the “Best Places to Live and Work in America.”  We opened in 1996 selling a unique collection of vintage pieces. Over the past decade, our selection has evolved to become a well-edited assortment of contemporary designers and independent labels from the U.S. and abroad.  In 2012, GQ Magazine called us “The Best E-Commerce on the Web.”

Our Values:

Responsibility, Creativity, Simplicity, Effectiveness, Passion, Respect, Fun, Curiosity



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