Associate Merchandise Manager

Build-A-Bear in St. Louis

Job Description

The Associate Merchandise Manager will develop and execute merchandise and buying strategies for Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc's Younger Girls (ages 3-6.5) Consumer Category. This individual will analyze the business and collaborate with many areas and departments within the corporation in addition to external partners.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Develops and executes merchandise strategy for specific consumer group including product assortment, lifecycle, pricing, and promotion for all stores in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark and China.
  • Analyzes historical and current selling data to drive the buy strategy for future seasons
  • Stays up to date on pop culture and trends in the market; brainstorms with cross functional team members to generate ideas for upcoming product.
  • Monitors product assortment to forecast; buys inventory needed to efficiently drive the business
  • Ensures clear communication and effective collaboration with cross-functional teams including Design, Development, Planning, Allocations, and Marketing to ensure product drives the business
  • Frequently presents product and detailed buy plans to Leadership
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree with 2-3 years of related merchandising experience required
  • Previous buying/merchandising experience strongly preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical and detail orientated skills
  • Experience preparing and giving presentations
  • Ability to plan, organize, and be adaptable to changes

Build-A-Bear Workshop offers a competitive salary, bonus opportunity, and a comprehensive benefits package! Come join the fun at the leading company for experiential retail and a Fortune 100 Best Company to Work for nine years in a row!

Please apply online @ Choose Corporate Office Opportunities/World Bearquarters/then choose Strategic Planning


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