The Merchandise Assistant is responsible for creation, accuracy and integrity of all new SKUs and initiating purchase orders. Input and manage SKU attributes, must arrive by and exit dates to support the lifecycle of the SKU. Additional duties including, merchandise requests to support marketing/media needs, swatch maintenance and SKU descriptions/attributing. Work with buyers, sourcing, planners, allocators, logistics, packaging, vendor compliance and domestic/foreign vendors to identify and solve issues throughout SKU life cycle. Accountable for timely SKU and PO creation, with assurance of accuracy with all inputs (e.g. ship window, product information). Effectively manage inputs/changes for SKU attributes.