MERCHANDISING ASSISTANT

  • Location
    Miami , Florida
  • Category
    Retail/Sales - Retail
  • Job type
    Contract/Temp to Hire

The Merchandise Assistant will be responsible for the total merchandise operation in the office. Along with Merchandise Manager and Associate Merchandise Manager (if applicable), the Merchandise Assistant will support all daily operations within the department which will ultimately affect company sales, gross margin, and weeks of supply objectives. He/she will work with vendors in developing solid relationships to effectively resolve various issues. The Merchandise Assistant will communicate with onboard personnel regarding merchandise requests and will assist Merchandise Manager with day to day functions to include:
creating and maintaining skus
setting up vendors
ship communications
markdowns/markups
voyage pricing
heavy data entry
ordering and tracking of vendor collateral/samples
sku identification for ships
partnering with Marketing department for signage

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Run monthly selling reports (or as needed) and send to vendor community
Communicate/follow-up with vendors regarding any issues on assortments, create skus, pricing, and product approval
Communicate/follow-up with cruise-line partners on product approval
Interact effectively with internal staff as well as vendors to achieve departmental goals
Reinforce communication of merchandise strategies
Visit ships to assist set ups, merchandise shops and address concerns/issues (if necessary)
Build partnerships with vendors and internal colleagues (operations, visual, marketing, finance)
Assist planning with offloads and return to vendors

REQUIRED SKILLS:
High energy level and positive approach to job and team responsibilities
Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines
Strong multi-tasking abilities
Excellent communication skills; and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Detail oriented
Setting priorities, use time effectively and manage multiple priorities and activities
Communicate ideas effectively and professionally
Flexible with hours, overtime when necessary

Adecco provides one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry to contract workers.


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