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Job# 32201 BH# 370768
Contact# 5150179

Merchandise Assistant

Our client, a retailer for name-brand merchandise is looking for a Merchandising Assistant for their Home Buying division! 

Job Description: 

  • Analyzing past sales figures/trends to anticipate future product needs.
  • Devising a merchandise plan using the above techniques.
  • Relaying the merchandise plan to the buyer who, in turn, can decide on what products, styles, colors etc to purchase and from which suppliers, at what price.
  • Devising a contract for the suppliers including quality control, accuracy and flexibility. This is done throughout the season.
  • Allocating certain amounts of stock, to each outlet, throughout the season. Retailers are now trying to minimize stock holdings and commitment to allow for maximum flexibility.
  • Once the products are all distributed and put on sale, the Merchandiser can monitor stock movement, consider markdowns, inter-branch transfers, promotions or clear outs etc.

Skills:

  • Excel- mastery level- able to create and manipulate formulas, organize data on multiple spreadsheets, v-lookups and pivot tables a MUST 
  • Quick learner- able to problem solve and navigate through a complex hierarchy system from a remote location 
  • Strong communicator- able to speak up and provide push back to manage priorities and competing projects while possessing a can-do attitude 
  • Strong organization skills- multi-tasking is a must; will be handling 4 Buyers, 4 assistant buyers and 1 VP; experience working in a professional corporate office environment vs. retail store experience 
  • Positive and upbeat attitude- team oriented; able to take feedback objectively 

Please send your resume for immediate consideration!