Merchandise Detail Assistant

Merchandise Detail Assistant

North Kansas City, Missouri

At Helzberg Diamonds the Merchandise Detail Assistants facilitate processes and execute duties that support the Buyer and team to get merchandise from vendors to the stores. They handle the detailed aspects of buying merchandise, serve as a liaison with external vendors and internal departments, and assist the stores as needed.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES
• Set up and maintain SKU and attribute data for store and on-line merchandise to ensure information is accurate and timely. Partner with vendors to adjust and update cost sheets when changes are required in a timely manner.
• Manage image process to support online styles by partnering with vendors to secure internet standard photography that is accurate and turn over to the e-com team for activation within designated timelines. Work with external and internal partners to resolve photography issues that arise.
• Assist in maintaining an accurate online assortment by proofing newly activated styles for accuracy and manage the attributes for temporary or permanent deactivation.
• Manage sample inventory and processes for Buyers’ review.
• Create and maintain purchase orders to ensure they are delivered and processed in a timely basis.
• Execute assigned merchandise events and provide support as needed.
• Provide support for department Buyers with reporting, inventory management, training new associates and other projects as needed.
• Set up meetings with vendors and provide support as needed during meetings.
• Set up new vendors and manage contracts to ensure information is accurate.
• Provide support to stores regarding merchandise questions and issues such as transfers, special orders, reports, new store setup, etc. Use various tools to communicate merchandise programs and information to store associates.
• Provide support to our QC department by answering questions and making product detail adjustments in the system as needed.
• Put together merchandise platforms for reviews, meetings with vendors and photography. Work with Assistant Buyers and visual merchandise staff as needed on visual merchandising projects.
on visual merchandising projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Associate degree in business or related field and one to three years of related retail experience.
• Must exhibit strong verbal and written communication skills to work effectively with external merchandise vendors.
• Strong basic math skills, ability to multi-task, attention to details and strong customer service and organizational skills.
• Strong computer skills, including Word and Excel required, along with good data entry skills and an aptitude for working with detailed computer systems.
• Flexibility and adaptability to changing business strategies and direction a must.
• Hybrid schedule with predictable onsite attendance required three or more days per week to perform essential functions involving interactive behaviors with co-workers and managers, operation or manipulation of equipment and/or materials located only on site, and direct interaction with internal and/or external customers.