Merchandise Operations Analyst


Irvine California

5 year(s)

Job Description
Company Introduction

The La Jolla Group is a worldwide leader in the action sports apparel business segment with a fast paced, high energy environment that is continually on the move. With prominent brands such as O’Neill, Spiritual Gangster, and Hang Ten, La Jolla Group has proved to be a builder of great brands, a creator of innovative products, and a master of operational excellence.
Join our team and enjoy a casual work environment, onsite gym, discount on clothes, summer hours and employer provided lunches and fruit! We believe our employees are our strongest asset and invest in their growth by focusing on developing their strengths.


The Merchandise Operations / Analyst role is a key contributor to the success of the product lifecycle. He / she will report to the Director of Merchandising and be responsible for setting up and maintaining specific data elements in various systems throughout the product development process. With experience in both understanding the apparel design process and system data management, this role will help bridge the gap between the art and science of the apparel industry. This role will also support the merchandising team by way of performing analysis on both sell in and sell through and present meaningful findings that will drive continuous improvement of SKU productivity. The Merchandise Operations / Analyst will work cross functionally with Design, Merchandising, IT, Sales, and Production to ensure that all systems are configured correctly with the goal of data integrity and consistency through data entry and detailed auditing.



•Obtain monthly / seasonal sell through reporting directly from all sales channels and build visual presentations meant to drive results. Evaluate the data and provide meaningful insights.
•Utilize the Action Watch retail selling platform to recap brand and product results and positioning relative to the competition
•Work with Design / Merchandising teams to develop, forecast, and maintain product trim libraries and projections. Monitor usage and buy trims as needed.
•Ensure the smooth flow of product data from Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system to ERP (Enterprise Requirements Planning) to B2B (Digital Selling Catalog) and validate data integrity
•Partner with Merchandising, Sales, Marketing, and IT to prep seasonal launch for go to market within the B2B system
•Partner with management to perform various ad hoc analysis


•Seasonal color code entry in PLM based on creative needs
•Seasonal trim code entry in both ERP and PLM
•PLM master / trainer
•Support Design and Merchandising staff in item entry in PLM
•Perform detailed audits across all systems to ensure that all items entered are synced for data integrity

• PLM systems
• ERP systems
• B2B systems
• Apparel development process
• Apparel tech packs / garment construction
• Data analysis and forecasting


•Effectively communicate in written and verbal form
•Demonstrate proactive problem solving skills
•Process oriented
•Work as a team player and collaborate
•Generate detailed documentation and standard operating procedures
•Be aware of the impact and implications of decisions on other aspects of business
•Self-initiate and self-motivate


•5+ years’ experience working in the apparel industry
•Systems Oriented
•High degree of detail

Physical Requirements

Seeing: Must be able to see well enough to read reports.
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with customers, vendors and employees.
Standing/Walking: Must be able to move about company building.
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling: Must be able to stoop or kneel to pick up products.
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds.
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to type and use technical sources.

LJG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran or military status, marital status, pregnancy (including unlawful discrimination on the basis of a legally protected pregnancy or maternity leave), genetic information and any other characteristics protected by law.

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed, but are not to be seen as a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Also, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.