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Sorting And Merchandising Lead

Secaucus, NJ, US


JOB TYPE: Permanent, FullTime

Description Material World is seeking a Sorting and Merchandising Lead with a passion for women’s designer fashion products, obsession with operational efficiency, and excellent attention to detail. Based in our warehouse in Secaucus New Jersey, you will be responsible for assessing, inspecting and merchandising second hand designer clothing, handbags, and shoes we receive from our customers to buy back. Daily tasks including receiving, sorting, tagging, quality control checks, and authentication of contemporary and luxury items. The ideal candidate is a results driven team leader, possesses a strong knowledge of luxury fashion and is driven by our mission to make fashion more sustainable by circulating high quality fashions and encouraging a lifestyle of reuse and recycling. As a Sorting and Merchandising Lead you will be responsible for the hiring and training of team members to achieve department goals, and setting the quality control guidelines to reduce the rejection rate of sellable items and acceptance rate of unsellable items. Your luxury fashion background will assist with identifying emerging designers and updates with existing designer brands as well as on trend and vintage styles to keep our acceptance guidelines up to date. This role reports directly to the Warehouse manager. About Material World Founded in 2012, Material World is a pre-owned fashion subscription service that helps you discover pieces you love, and trade in the ones you don't. Upgrading your closet monthly has never been so easy and guilt-free. Each month, you receive 5 pre-owned designer items carefully curated by our stylists to try on at home, and only keep what you love. We are a fully circular service, so while you can enjoy high quality designer pieces for the price of fast fashion, you can also sell items from your closet right back to us when you're ready to part ways to prevent fashions from going to landfills. We have been featured in the New York Times Sunday Style, Wall Street Journal, Refinery29, Women’s Wear Daily, Huffington Post, Glamour, TechCrunch, Fox News. Duties & Responsibilities Build and manage a team that can achieve daily department goals and SLAs by managing individual performance and hiring needs Meet daily department goals with excellent speed and accuracy by performing daily hands-on work with pre-owned luxury fashion items, including receiving customer merchandise, tagging and merchandising items, sorting by checking for quality condition and authentication Create and maintain a clearly documented and trainable Merchandise Acceptance Guideline to create consistency with the goal to reduce the rejection of sellable items as well as acceptance of unsellable items Stay up to date with current fashion trends and second hand luxury market Create a quality control, audit and training process with our 3PL partners to assure returned items being restocked also meet our Merchandise Acceptance Guidelines Assist in the authentication process by locating brand identifiers (holograms, date codes, authenticity cards, and hallmarks) and evaluating the quality of materials and construction Work cross functionally with Photography Ops, Pricing, Customer Support, and Technology teams on collaborative projects to improve operational efficiency, customer experience, and maximize sales and lend support to other departments when needed Skills and Requirements 2 years experience in a luxury fashion environment (degree in fashion merchandising and authentication experience a plus) 2 years experience in team management in a warehouse environment Knowledge of 400 womens' designer and contemporary brands (knowledge in second hand buying, pricing a plus) Ability to prioritize tasks and stay organized in high volume, fast paced environment Highly motivated towards daily goal setting Professional, can do, team player attitude Ability to adjust to the ever changing environment Excellent attention to detail Highly resourceful and adaptable, able to multitask and work independently Natural problem solver and a fast learner Energetic and positive attitude Pay Rate: $16-18/hr Benefits: Generous Paid Time Off including vacation and paid bereavement Health, dental, vision insurance - available after 90 days