“As a new mother, the flexible work environment allows me to strike the right balance between work and my family.”

Frances, Sr. Planner

Merchandiser, Newborn - Janie & Jack
in CA - San Francisco

Job Description

Iconic. Approachable. Connected. These are some of the ideas that guide our every day at Janie and Jack. We set ourselves apart with outstanding quality and great care to every detail, from our clothing to our customer service to the people we work with. Are you ready to be a part of the Janie and Jack story?

What You’ll Do

The Merchandiser will be responsible for developing and driving the product strategy, assortment and financial performance goals. Working closely with the DDM, the Merchandiser will act as the representative of the customer in strategic decisions on the cross-functional team. The Merchandiser will partner with Design, Production, Brand Creative Services, and Visual Merchandising to ensure the strategic vision is executed all the way to the customer. They will also work closely with the store teams to enhance understanding of our customers and address their needs.


  • Assort the product lines to guide color, pattern, silhouette, outfitting, class-mix, etc.
  • Create, develop and buy the merchandise mix to support the brand, working with the DMM to hit financial targets and support overall aesthetic vision
  • Strategically develop and execute financial plans by department, line, and classification in partnership with planning
  • Work with Production and Design to drive achievement of AUC and IMU goals Collaborate with Design, Production, Brand Creative Services, and Visual Merchandising to ensure the strategic vision is executed all the way to the customer
  • Partner with the store teams to enhance understanding of our customers and address their needs
  • Maintain a high awareness of the customer, competitive landscape and fashion trends through consistent store visits and online research
  • Ensure accuracy and efficiency with intensive data-management during peak times. Responsible for participating in Store communications as needed, providing product information, visual/outfitting direction and helping to resolve issues

What You'll Bring

  • BA/BS degree required with a minimum of 5 years of hands-on merchandising experience
  • Experience in the Specialty Store arena with proven ability to identify trends and successfully drive results
  • Children/Baby apparel experience preferred
  • Possess strong analytical skills as well as proficiency working with numbers
  • Excellent speed in computer-based tasks and be very detail oriented to ensure accuracy in ordering system for a high number of skus
  • Superior communication skills, both written and oral, coupled with strong organizational agility.
  • PC skills required; including excellence with Excel applications specifically
  • The ideal candidate must enjoy working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have the ability to work with all levels within the organization

Why You’ll Love Working With Us

  • The Product—so good, you’ll be using your employee discount more than you probably should
  • The People—ask anyone that works here…we have incredible people on our team
  • The Experience—you’ll enjoy a rewarding career at a respected children’s brand

Let’s Talk Perks!

  • 30% off merchandise employee discount at Janie and Jack
  • Paid holidays and flexible time off
  • Generous Health Savings Account (HSA) employer contributions for individuals and families
  • Flexible Spending Accounts and commuter benefits
  • Life insurance (self, spouse/domestic partner, children)

Janie and Jack is unable to provide relocation assistance for this position. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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71 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA  94105

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