Job description

Position: Merchandise Assistant

Report To: Sr. Buyer

Role:

The Merchandise Assistant offers support to the Sr. Buyer/Buyer Analyst for the accountability of sales, margin and inventory. Acts as a liaison between the Sr. Buyer/Buyer Analyst and stores/customers.

Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning

  • Supports the Sr. Buyer/Buyer Analyst in the development of annual category strategies for each location, including product selection and stock
  • Attends supplier line review to understand the latest industry trends and fashion. Develops a significant product knowledge of the assigned category, product/price positioning.

Assortment/Purchasing Order Management

  • Executes the category assortment plan through accurate style creation/management and the timely completion of purchase orders
  • Monitors the progress of purchase orders to ensure that they arrive on time and in the correct quantities, in support of the assigned categories sales and inventory plan.
  • Proactively identifies concerns and supports the Sr. Buyer/Buyer Analyst decision making on purchase order issues such as late delivery, short shipment, and quality concerns. Communicate with the suppliers to resolve these issues.
  • Executes on in-season purchase order management in support of open to buy decisions, as prescribed by the Sr. Buyer/Buyer Analyst

Inventory Management

  • Identifies needs and executes the ongoing fulfillment of basic replenishment product.
  • Reports and identifies solutions to address inventory needs within the store network and in support of Lammle’s e-Commerce channel
  • Identifies needs and executes on product transfers or consolidation to support category efficiency, product sell through, and limit stock outs/sizing issues at store level

Product Promotion and Price Management

  • Executes system pricing for slow moving product and aged inventory, as directed
  • Executes system pricing in support of advertising, product promotions or other events to stimulate seasonal sales.

Customer Service

  • Work with Lammle’s customer service, store managers and e-Commerce fulfillment team to fulfill customer purchase through these channels.
  • Support customer service and store managers with product availability requests and the timely completion and fulfilment of corporate and special orders
  • Oversee the timely response of store feedback requests
  • Provide product information and training materials to the field, where required

Skills:

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in an organized and timely fashion with proven track record of delivering on projects and process improvements
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • A creative problem solver, pro-active and able to use initiative to develop solutions
  • Demonstrated team-building skills including experience in goal setting, motivating, leading, evaluating and developing a high-performance team.

Qualifications:

  • 1+ years’ experience as a merchandise assistant
  • Experience in Retail Environments is an asset.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent