Assistant Merchant

| Austin, TX, USA | Hybrid
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Tecovas is the first direct-to-consumer western brand, founded with the simple goal of making the world’s best western boots, apparel and leather goods - and selling them at a fair price. We are a brand revolutionizing a category and welcoming first-time boot buyers and western enthusiasts alike. 

Tecovas is looking for an Assistant Merchant who will assist in maintaining, evolving and amplifying a portfolio of products across the Men’s and Women’s categories.  Dual reporting to the Senior Manager of Mens and Senior Manager of Womens, you will work closely with the Design & Development, and the Merchandising & Planning teams to facilitate the product development lifecycle from lineplan to sales. You will also have a keen eye for product, and an understanding of consumer products business processes. 

You will be responsible for supporting the product creation process including managing calendar process steps, organizing materials and information, competitive analysis, coordinating cross-functionally, conducting sales analysis, and sample management.

This position is based out of Austin, TX but will have the ability to work from home and in-office.

What you’ll do:

  • Identify market opportunities, customer trends, and become an expert in the competitive landscape
  • Routinely perform sales analyses, report on key business metrics, and offer strategic recommendations to improve the business 
  • Assist with the evaluation of product prototypes and make recommendations for improvements
  • Responsible for keeping the merchandising plan up to date and syncing with Planning, Marketing, Apparel, Accessories, Retail and Supply Chain throughout the development process
  • Assist in the creation and data accuracy of seasonal tools: linesheets, seasonal product knowledge, PLM system
  • Organize samples and other materials in the office, and coordinate with Marketing on photo samples

Experience we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree with 1-3 years professional business experience
  • Experience in Retail, Buying, or Product Merchandising in  Footwear, Apparel or Accessories
  • Business planning and analytical skills
  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills
  • Highly organized, able to manage multiple projects
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Some travel may be required

What you bring to the table:

  • You possess excellent research, analytical, organizational and communication skills
  • You have a keen eye for design & deep love for product
  • You create strong cross functional relationships
  • You are able to make decisions quickly and have excellent attention to detail

Full Time Benefits & Perks: 

  • We offer insurance plans that pay 79-90% of your health premium coverage and 100% of your dental & vision insurance coverage for your family/dependents
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Flexible PTO policy
  • Corporate wellness program
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous employee discounts!

About Us:

Tecovas was born out of a love for cowboy boots, their time-honored craftsmanship, rich materials that last, and traditional styling that always looks good. Each pair of Tecovas boots is crafted by hand in over 200 steps. It’s not the easiest or cheapest method, but we’re committed to classic construction techniques that stand the test of time. With 32 retail stores (and counting) across the country, we’re bringing western goods into new frontiers and aim to be the most welcoming brand in western. We’re certainly growing- and hiring passionate, humble, positive, and talented people determined to help us continue to grow!

Important note: We strive to hire values-aligned people because we believe it takes each and all of us to be successful, and lead with grit, speed and a clear vision of where we’re headed. In a remote setting, interviewing at Tecovas may include phone interviews, virtual “on-site” interviews, and on-the-job mock cases. We are committed to run a thorough process for candidates with whom we identify a potential match, and we will do our best to follow-up with each and every applicant! If you’re on the fence, just give it a try! 

Hiring process and disclaimer: Should you receive an offer from us after going through the interview process, a background check will be conducted prior to onboarding. The results of a background check are evaluated as part of the hiring process, but this does not mean that you will not be considered for the job based upon the results. We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage everyone to apply!

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801 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704

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