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Merchandising Assistant



Sales & Business Development
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Ghost is a private, b2b marketplace that helps scale distribution for the best brands in the world. Ghost works with leading brands in streetwear, apparel, footwear, beauty, and home to find alternative distribution channels for surplus inventory. By providing transparency, data, and a network of vetted buyers, the Ghost platform serves as the backbone for sellers to diversify and optimize their inventory lifecycle. Backed by top VC funds (Cathay, USV, Equal, Eniac), Ghost is one of the fastest growing startups in LA.

We are looking for a hungry and self-directed candidate interested in fashion/retail to join our Merchandising team as a Merchandising Assistant. The ideal candidate has some professional work experience, is organized and reliable, and is interested in deepening their understanding of fashion and retail. As our Merchandising Assistant, you will be responsible for assisting our Merchandising Directors with sourcing and creating inventory for our marketplace and liaising between internal and external stakeholders. Ghost is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

This role is 100% onsite at our Beverly Hills location

About the Role

  • Manage daily Merchandising responsibilities, including building, editing and maintaining assortment sheets and presentation materials.
  • Relay product knowledge and assortment information to Sales teams.
  • Partner and communicate with cross functional teams including sales, product, logistics and customer success.
  • Develop and maintain Supplier/Brand profiles for all accounts.
  • Manage the organization of samples for Merchandising and cross-functional teams
  • Create and maintain Merchandising Calendar, category map and internal trackers.
  • Coordinate communication with off-shore Merchandising team.

About You

  • Have a general understanding of the Apparel/Retail industry with a passion to learn and grow in the field. Off-price experience is a plus.
  • Be a self-starter who can prioritize and execute without micro-management.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including telephone conversations and cold-calling.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, rapid growth environment.
  • Data-driven with an ability to analyze and extrapolate conclusions from large data sets.
  • Be proficient in Google Sheets (or excel)


What you will love:

  • We believe if we aren’t first, we’re last! We need to be the best at what we do. We must set the highest standards in our winner-take-all market. We fight for every dollar and never settle. We are all owners, hustlers, and streetfighters - working together to achieve a unified goal.
  • Anything we can do tomorrow, we can do today. We drive a culture of high velocity, leaving no room for analysis paralysis. We promote efficiency and progress in every step we take. If it will help the business, just do it. It’s better to get a speeding ticket than a parking ticket.
  • We are a customer-obsessed company and believe in making it magical: Our members are at the center of our universe. We continuously strive to create experiences that are 10x better at every touchpoint. We anticipate their needs and go above and beyond, delivering experiences that surpass expectations.
  • We believe that problems are opportunities and we work together as a team to solve them. Every roadblock is an opportunity for innovation. We tackle problems as a team, welcoming open discourse to deeply understand operational and customer problems to create solutions. No task is too big or too small, and we take on challenges beyond our core responsibilities, spreading optimism and confidence.
  • We embrace radical candor. We embrace difficult questions and uncomfortable answers. Our decisions are grounded in data and facts, leading to meaningful and sustainable outcomes. We value giving and receiving open, honest feedback. We critique ideas, not individuals. We embrace radical transparency and rigorous thinking, avoiding decisions driven by ego or self-interest.

Benefits we offer:

  • Medical, Vision, and Dental with some plans covered at 100%
  • Competitive compensation and equity structure
  • 401K
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Monthly catered lunch

In addition to a competitive base salary, equity, and a range of benefits, we offer a dynamic work environment that fosters growth and collaboration. The base salary range for this role is $60,000-65,000 (OTE of $120,000), based on candidate-specific factors including experience, skillset, and location. This is an in-office role based in Los Angeles, CA.