Merchant Administative Assistant Sears Mens

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POST DATE 9/18/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

Sears San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Associates Degree
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per hour


The Merchandising Administrative Assistant is an entry-level, non-exempt 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.Responsibilities
*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 lbsEEO EMPLOYER