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Merchandise Assistants work for retail establishments and provide administrative support to merchandisers. These employees perform duties such as liaising with suppliers, processing purchase orders, preparing sales reports, maintaining inventories, and collaborating with other internal teams. The most successful resume samples showcase qualifications like sales orientation, organizational skills, time management, communication and teamwork. Accuracy is also required, since Merchandise Assistants need to reconcile invoices and prepare complex documents. Recruiters select resumes displaying at least a high school diploma and previous retail experience.

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1

Merchandise Assistant Store Manager

Rotated through several sales floor roles at various Metro Region sites within the retail chain prior to landing management post supervising three multi-million dollar departments - Garden, Electrical, Plumbing and approximately 30 store associates. Led staff training on selling and service tactics; held oversight for financial success, requisitions, and visual merchandising, loss prevention, customer service, and performance management. Monitored sales by SKU via proprietary business intelligence system, reacting swiftly to consumer trends.

  • Grew sales for departments under management to $12.1M a full 34% of annualized retailer sales.
  • Advanced average Garden sales annually by $200K through effective merchandising, stocking, and associate training.
  • Impacted sales and product selection processes for Electrical Department.
  • Recognized for expertise in hardware lauded as the "go-to" person on questions related to plumbing, electrical supplies, lighting, painting, DIY home repairs, water and solar systems. Selected as site spokesperson facilitating consumer training on the proper installation of storm panels during hurricane season.
  • Surpassed FY2014 Plumbing Department sales goals 5% producing $3.1M.
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
14
years
at this job
MBA
Industrial Management
2

Merchandise Assistant

Assisted Buyers in retail distribution, inventory control, strategic planning, and purchasing in merchandise categories such as Toys, Luggage, Jewelry, License Sports Apparel, and Souvenir Hard Goods and Brands in over 500 retail airport stores. Analyzed unit sales, store performance, and merchandise locations with Buyers to maximize sales and GM in all stores.

  • Performed the ordering and purchasing of over $100 million in annual sales for a wide range of merchandise items throughout all 500+ stores.
  • Contributed in increasing company profit margins and a 39% sales increase in 2006 for 3 largest merchandise categories of responsibility.
  • Drove a 65% increase for Brighton stores in 2005.
  • Communicated daily with 30+ vendors concerning purchasing of new and current products, pricing, UPC's, and item profitability.
  • Ensured quality and timely delivery of merchandise in all stores through consistent communication and follow-up with vendors, distribution centers and merchant teams.
  • Maintained the integrity of data in the General Electric Retail System by item set ups, pricing, order approvals, tracking and retrieving stock, and merchandise quantity orders per store location.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Business Administration
Fashion Industry & Visual Merchandising
3

Merchandise Assistant

Merchandise assistant for group of 12 buyers and 2 merchandise managers.

  • Managed weekly on orders for open to buy for a team of Buyers.
  • Consistently managed and provided clear itinerary arrangements for 12 Buyers and 2 Merchandise Managers.
  • Provided shipping lists for a group of 12 Buyers to keep them updated on tracking efficiency and late orders.
  • Persistently helped vendors meet shipping deadlines that increased customer satisfaction.
  • Trained incoming Merchandise Assistants that helped decrease management workload.
  • Successfully performed 2 jobs in the absence of the Merchandise Assistant in the shoe department.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Fashion Merchandising / Marketing
4

Merchandise Assistant, Outlet Stores

Grew the outlet business from $32 million per year to $40 million per year in 3 years

  • Opened 3 new outlet stores and Pop-Up store
  • Promoted after 1 year to oversee the handbag, luggage, belts and small leather goods outlet business
  • Ensured the inventory of all stores were kept at a sufficient weekly of supply levels
  • Prepared and presented Product Knowledge books and information for Store Managers
  • Produced and maintained time and action calendars for each product
  • Supported Merchandise Manager and Director with projects as needed
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Marketing Communications
MBA
Fashion Management
5

Merchandise Assistant - Coats & Swim

Manage turn in process by launching and ensuring 300+ items per month are live on site

  • Successfully maintained relationships and communicated with over 150 vendors to resolve issues with the bug list, UPCs, stock, copy, photography, fabrication, price, samples, etc. to ensure accurate merchandise representation for the lifetime of the product and excellent customer experience
  • Tracking shipments and reconciling receipts, analyzing sales and item productivity to identify opportunities for reorders, swaps, and/or RTVs
  • Exceeded division sales & margin goals by +25%
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BBA
Marketing And International Business
6

Merchandise Assistant

Assisted Merchandise Manager in the daily administration of all office functions including communication with the planning team, 8 international vendors across 10+ regions.

  • Communicated with vendors regarding pricing issues.
  • Updated vendor information in the systems database. Updated UPC code, cost and retails in the systems.
  • Created and maintained of all stock keeping units (SKU) in the systems. Updated the brand assortments.
  • Generated daily, weekly and monthly reports as required and requested.
  • Assisted the Merchandise Manager with meeting preparations.
  • Compiled statistical data using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint for Monthly reports, strategy meetings and any other presentations throughout the year.
Candidate Info
40
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
7

Merchandise Assistant

Implemented Buyer's marketing strategy: content submission, ad proofing, ROI entry and in-store signage

  • Managed advertising calendar and provided summaries of all promotional activities
  • Negotiated vendor income to liquidate aged inventory and support additional promotional activity
  • Initiated all product packaging: provided guidelines to vendors; proofed digital and print proofs
  • Supported Associate Buyer: communicated sample comments, pack changes and cost negotiations with vendors
  • Main contact between drop ship vendors & stores to ensure on-time delivery of merchandise
  • Provided daily operational support: sample receipt & management; SKU setup/ maintenance; administration
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
English Language & Literature
8

Production Merchandise Assistant

Acted as exclusive touch point for all purchase order revision and cancellation activity, follow up with vendors via email or phone, assisted merchandise team by updating spreadsheets for merchants Acted as the point person between retail, DC and call center for debits and sell-off transactions (timing, accuracy and communication are key in this area of responsibility). Communicated this information to other partners including but not limited to retail, merchants, retail allocation, Dc and call center. Aided marketing by translating information for the website into Spanish language

  • Processed Purchase Orders showing an increase from 500 to 5000 plus POs in a six year period.
  • Provided Spanish expertise, proofing all documents/advertisement translated for the Puerto Rico stores in 2005.
  • Partnered with IT dept to change the process of POs sent to vendors, saving cost of materials
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BA
Liberal Arts / Theater
Cmaa
9

Merchandise Assistant

Primary contact between 4 Buyers, Merchandise Manager and more than 150 vendors

  • Created and adjust both domestic and import purchase orders and EDI
  • Negotiated cost adjustments per extensions and late shipments, approved and denied shipping extension requests
  • Input and oversaw all dollars spent for the week for both the Home Office and California Buying Office
  • Worked closely with Planning and Allocation Teams to ensure timely delivery of merchandise as well as Product Development Teams for SMU creation
  • Maintained excellent organization of completed orders for annual audits
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Fashion Design And Retailing
10

Merchandise Assistant for A Cardigan Distributor Startup

Supervised merchandising activities to ensure on-time delivery and enhance operation efficiency.

  • Entered and managed orders, invoices, payments and inventory.
  • Assisted in establishing and enhancing business relationship with buyers.
  • Contributed in secure new vendors that provided new product offerings to our buyers.
  • Anticipated and resolve production issues with vendors.
  • Applied Tableau visualization software to analyze product trend that current buyers are looking for.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BS
Finance

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