Merchandising Assistant, Womens - Contract
York, ON
Roots is not only a brand, it’s a culture and lifestyle. We look for dynamic individuals who are not only interested in retail and fashion, but who enjoy challenges and share our vision for a safer, cleaner, healthier planet.
In addition to our customers, an intrinsic part of our success has always been the people who work here. Roots is a company in which you can grow and benefit from the great opportunities often available. All members of our team are encouraged to ‘spread their roots’.

Reporting to the Merchandising Specialist, the Merchandising Assistant will support the execution of category plans, briefs, global category strategy and assortment plans for assigned category. Drive ongoing research within the competitive landscape and maintain the retail-pricing matrix set out by the Merchandising Assistant. Co-ordinate samples for line reviews and maintain information on line sheets. Collaborate with designers and the sourcing team to deliver high-quality product at competitive price value for the Roots consumer globally.

To be successful, you’ll need to possess:
  • Degree in Business or a related field.
  • 3+ years of Merchandising, assortment planning and merchandising experience within the apparel industry and product development.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced knowledge with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Self-lead and an independent thinker with the ability to drive results in a fast pace environment.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to foster and maintain strong business partner relationships with internal and external teams.
  • Extremely detailed and goal oriented, paired with the ability to deliver results against set targets.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate ideas and communicate with cross-functional teams to achieve goals.
  • An understanding of/affinity for the Roots customer. A passion for the brand/company values.

This is an opportunity to shape our company’s future by:
  • Collaborate with the Merchandising Specialist in order to plan and maximize store space.
  • Support the Merchandising Specialist in all category analysis.
  • Set up style information in PDM.
  • Send out all tech packs and co-ordinate all initial costing.
  • Updates and tracks all information in linesheet.
  • Manage final diplomas needed for line review by commodity and assortment by business channel, including our International partners.
  • Prepare all samples and presentation materials for line reviews.
We’d like to thank everyone who applies, but we can only contact applicants who are most qualified.

Roots Corporation offers a culture that fosters inclusion and respect. We are committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the AODA. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process, applicants are asked to make their needs/requirements known