TITLE: Buyers Assistant DEPARTMENT: Merchandising REPORTS TO: Buyer WORK SCHEDULE: 8:30am 5:00pm; Monday through Friday
The Buyers Assistant will provide operational and analytical support for the Buyers within the A.C. Moore Store Support Center.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Manage all aspects of item maintenance.
Create Purchase Orders.
Complete and maintain Advertising Turn In sheets and Candidate sheets.
Coordinate with the Marketing department on Advertising samples for photography.
Track seasonal liability and sell through (POS reports).
Track advertising results.
Organize and track orders to ensure timely delivery .
Reset departments in the plan-o-gram room. This includes, among other things, moving boxes from the office to the plan-o-gram room, packing and unpacking samples, breaking down boxes for recycling, lifting and repositioning shelving, setting peg hooks, and printing and labeling items.
Assist with plan-o-gram financials.
Participate in vendor meetings.
Communicate with vendors and stores.
Send Weekly Point of Sale (POS) information to vendors as required.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with members of cross functional team (Store Operations, Marketing/Advertising, Distribution and Finance).
Provide manager with timely feedback on personal development and training needs.
Communicate with Allocation and vendors to provide information and problem solve.
Shop competition and A.C. Moore stores to identify opportunities.
Occasionally work in store, assist customers, and restock merchandise during particularly high volume periods.
Cover for receptionist lunches/breaks per monthly schedule.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
A 4-year degree in business or a related field preferred
Previous experience working within a retail environment
Demonstrate strong analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to organize and prioritize workload to meet all deadlines
Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities
High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel and a strong aptitude to learn technical applications quickly
Energetic and driven
Work is performed in a standard office environment. Team members must be able to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Ability to stand and/or walk, bend, turn, twist, kneel and/or squat up to 20% weekly. Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. up to 20% weekly. Ability to ascend and descend a ladder safely. FLSA STATUS: Associated topics: buyer, display, inventory, merchandise, purchase, raw material, ship, shipment, store, supply chain
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.