Merchant Assistant - Women's Apparel in San Francisco, CA at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 8/18/2019

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    600 California Street
    San Francisco, CA
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Job Description

Req/Job ID: 980222BR
Employing Entity: Transform SR LLC
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Buying/Merchandising
Store ID: 38112: Sears SF Apparel Office 38112

The Merchant Assistant is an entry-level, non-exempt/hourly position within the Buying organization. The position has accountability for business-specific data entry, schedule coordination, research, report generation, handling/organization of merchandise samples and other necessary administrative functions as determined by the Buyers. This position reports directly to a Buying Team. This associate works closely with the buying and merchandising support team to significantly improve the profitability and maximize shareholder value.

Job Requirements

•Performs administrative functions to assist Associate Buyers, Buyers and Division Merchandise Managers(data entry, general email communication, scanning documents, faxing, filing etc.)
•Performs business-specific data entry as necessary for the Merchandising organization
•Coordinates travel and market schedules for merchandise team
•Schedules appointments and rooms for vendor meetings
•Creates reports and presentations
•Supports promotional execution process, including Advertising prep, subsidy administration and point of sale signage execution
•Assists merchant team with internal and external communication, including store communication, help desk, and vendor
•Validates and/or creates detail to track merchandise that is shipped and received while forecasting and allocating space by season and business
•Moves equipment and large quantities of samples using carts, rolling racks and dollies
•Maintains sample storage rooms in an organized manner to be utilized by multiple business partners
•Updates excel spreadsheets and be able to extract data from multiple sources
•Serves as departmental contact for customer related issues
•Miscellaneous duties as assigned

Skill/Experience Requirements
•Associate's degree from a two year college or university; or two years related experience and/ or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
•Proficiency in the use of desktop applications and Windows-based programs with emphasis on buying related systems
•Excellent listening, verbal, written and communication skills
•Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail in managing multiple priorities
•Previous retail experience
•Strong working knowledge of SHC internal merchant technical systems and processes
•Positive attitude and willingness to take on new challenges
•Flexibility and adaptability based on a new position and process in the organization
•Solution oriented
•Lifting boxes, cartons that may weigh more than 45 lbs