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Merchandise Operations Specialist

Our client in the sports apparel industry seeks a Merchandise Operations Specialist for a 12 month contract that could extend or turn into a fulltime role. 

Merchandising Operations Specialist

Job Description: 

As a Merchandising Operations Specialist, you'll play a key role in the Category Merchandising teams through accurate input and maintenance of all category line plan data and timely communication of all updated information. You'll manage data across multiple systems and develop an understanding of the architecture of the line, category construct and assortment process.  You will also organize and maintain the category product samples and assist Merchants in setting up for key meetings.  In addition, you'll participate in ad hoc cross-category projects as assigned.
The role is perfect for a team player with drive, curiosity, and strong interpersonal skills. You know how to build relationships and deliver results in a complex and fast-paced environment.
•Bachelor's degree in Business, Merchandising, Marketing or related field 
•Additional 2 years' related experience in lieu of a degree 
•Relevant experience in a product, merchandising, retail sales or buying role is preferred.
•Strong verbal and written communication skills both formal and informal 
•Ability to learn quickly
•Proficient information seeking skills and drive for results 
•Ability to work independently, balance multiple priorities at once and meet tight deadlines 
•Tolerance for ambiguity 
•Strong analytical skills 
•Strong computer skills including proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint.  Knowledge of MMX and A//V preferred.
•Ability to lift and carry samples and bags weighing up to 50 lbs.

Other important details about the role: 

Maintains category line plans. 
Analytical, good attention to detail
Someone who has experience working in systems a plus (SAP super helpful)
Asia Pacific Latin America focus - international communications experience super helpful
Some retail experience nice to have, that combined with corporate is GREAT
Team of 15 specialists. 
Uses Excel quite a bit.