Merchandise Assistant

Adecco is assisting an international corporate retail office in Framingham, MA for Merchandise Assistant temp to perm position. 

The hourly rate would start at $17.50 and the schedule would be 8:30am-5pm Monday through Friday. 


Assists and supports 2-4 Buyers on a variety of administrative and clerical functions.  Communicates with approximately 50+ vendors between all merchants they support.  Monitors and edits domestic and import purchase orders and follows up on allocations and late vendor shipments.  Interfaces with all levels of management and communicates with multiple internal and external contacts on a routine basis.  Creates and maintains spreadsheets to monitor weekly spend for merchants as necessary.

Main responsibilities would include: 
  • Prepares and writes domestic and import purchase orders.
  • Enters and reviews electronic PO's via the Buyer Worksheet application.
  • Revises purchase orders daily and follows the purchase order change process.
  • Ensures all necessary signatures are obtained for a letter of credit PO.
  • Partners with Planning & Allocation to expedite PO entry.
  • Follows through with P&A to ensure electronic PO's are addressed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ensures accuracy and integrity of ASN/EDI PO information including identifying ASN/EDI orders and contacting vendors for required information when needed.
  • Pulls late lists weekly and follows up on all late PO's with vendors.
  • Reviews ship dates and cancel or make revisions as necessary.
  • Receives authorization from Buyer to approve vendor shipping extensions and renegotiate costs as needed.
  • Follows up with traffic/transportation departments as needed.
  • Tracks all PO's generated through the buyer worksheet system to ensure final PO has been received.
  • Copies and obtains Buyer and AVP, MM signatures on all PO's to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Assists in merchandise shipment follow up and problem solving for over/under shipments and vendor charge-backs/cost discrepancies.


  • Independent, requires minimal supervision
  • Demonstrates flexibility and ability to adapt to an ever-changing and diverse environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication with ability to assess and tailor communication style to different personalities/needs
  • Strong attention to detail; strong organizational and follow through skills
  • Strong ability to multitask in a high volume and fast-paced environment while maintaining a positive and professional demeanor
  • Good data entry and math skills
  • Basic computer skills required to include Excel and Word
  • One year of office or equivalent experience preferred

  • Apply with Adecco

Reference number US_EN_99_028088_373835