Merchandise Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Department: NSTO

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

We are currently seeking a full-time Merchandise Assistant who will be responsible for providing our Women’s Buying team with analytical, project and administrative support. The successful candidate must be a self-starter who is able to organize work priorities with minimal or no supervision. This role requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to meet tight deadlines, and creative problem-solving skills. 


  • Perform data entry to include creating new items; entering, updating, and canceling purchase orders
  • Act as liaison between vendors and buyers to ensure timely delivery of goods, and accurate delivery dates
  • Troubleshoot issues, trace shipments, and follow up on undelivered goods, RAs, and short-shipped purchase orders
  • Assist with re-orders and maintaining open-to-buys
  • Maintain and update product records and assist in execution of markdowns
  • Manage back-orders/pre-orders
  • Prepare merchandising reports
  • Assist with providing merchandising and promotional recommendations for ecommerce and store teams
  • Monitor accuracy of web product information
  • Prepare inbound product reports for ecommerce team
  • Manage sample requests
  • Analyze sales on a weekly, monthly, and seasonal basis; identify opportunities for sales growth and business right-sizing
  • Travel as assistant on buying trips, as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities with ease
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Proficiency in MS software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and other standard office equipment for recording, storing, analyzing, retrieving, and presenting information

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, Apparels and Textiles, or similar preferred
  • Previous retail or fashion experience preferable
  • Experience supporting a department or team in administrative capacity



NSTO is the parent company of Totokaelo and Need Supply Co. We are a commerce and content platform with over 30 years of combined experience. We build fashion and lifestyle destinations known for their directional approach to clothing, accessories, art, and objects. 

Totokaelo aims to deliver the most essential and creative elements of the ideal contemporary life. Need Supply Co. is a brand that embodies an effortless sense of style combined with a deep awareness of contemporary culture — without taking itself too seriously. 


Our Principles: 


Responsibility, Integrity, Creativity, Simplicity, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Impact, Passion, Grit, Excellence, Communication 

Apply for this Position
* Required fields
First name*
Last name*
Email address*
Phone number*

Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or paste resume

Paste your resume here or attach resume file

Cover Letter
Human Check*