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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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Merchandise Assistant

Performed and initiated high level administrative support through workflow management for "Omni-Channel" Merchandising Team via proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite program & SAP

  • Worked "cross functionally" with various business partners to ensure timely execution of merchandising initiatives and the overall flow through efficient communication
  • Promoted Data/Store Scan Integrity - Ensured accurate item set-up
  • Executed timely resolution of Store Operation issues
  • Assisted Marketing Department with accuracy Proofed/Annotated Weekly Preprinted Ad
  • Collaborated with Vendors via written and oral - Samples/ Not On Files
  • Database/ Mainframe skilled to analyze, summarize, interpret data and history for weekly reports via spreadsheets
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Education
12

Merchandise Assistant

Supported Regional Buyer, overseeing 90+ clubs and their CORE and COTC item selections (75+ items per club), +$190MM, and over 500 items.

  • Maintained club inventory by analyzing sales and SKU reports.
  • Maintained all item files, manual PO information, and manual PO changes.
  • Created a structured process for accepting and keying weekly DSD bread vendor promotional pricing affecting cost and retail changes.
  • Answered all Club, Member, and Supplier calls, providing the needed resolution to the issues/situations.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BA
Music / English
13

Merchandise Assistant

Responsible for the assortment and replenishment of merchandise in the Children's Departments for 35 stores in Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.

  • Shared accountability for Sales, Gross Profit, Inventory Levels, Turnover, Service Levels, Advertising and Promotions in all stores.
  • Developed effective communication between Stores, Region Office and Headquarters in the areas of merchandising, visual presentation and systems.
  • Trained store Sales Managers in all facets of their position.
  • Successfully organized the opening of the Children's Departments in two new stores in 1988.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Personnel Administration
14

Merchandise Assistant - Fine Jewelry, Trend Jewelry & Watches

Received the President's Award for Outstanding Performance of 2011 and received the "WON" Award for Best Overall Performance for the total department in Q2 and Q3 in 2011

  • Honored with the "OWN IT" Award for building a Fine Jewelry tracking system that maintained monthly communication with Store and Operations teams to ensure that all Fine Jewelry damages are addressed in a timely and efficient manner; improving the Gross Margin in the department by 200 bases points
  • Assisted the buying team with daily clerical tasks and data entries such as setting up new vendors, wrote, entered and allocated purchase orders, inputting POS and assisted with the development of weekly sales reports
  • Frequent communication with the buying and planning team, vendors, distribution centers and our Off 5th Stores
  • Followed through with stores to ensure that RTV's and transfers were processed in a timely manner
  • Responsible for monthly Fine Jewelry Damages for each store and receiving RA's from vendors including Adriana Orsini, D&G, David Yurman, Elizabeth & James, Judith Ripka, Marco Bicego, Michael Kors, Michele, Roberto Coin, and Robert Lee Morris
  • Participated in market appointments, vendor functions and assisted with the best sellers in Trend Jewelry
  • Updated monthly shipping information in the checkbook for each order that has been placed
  • Trained and developed incoming merchandise assistants in the accessory division
  • Managed weekly markdown changes and monthly hard marks
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Fashion Merchandising
15

Merchandise Assistant

  • Supported MPD/MM in driving and managing the core vendor business, including private brand, to deliver sales and margin results.
  • Compiled review of customer (division) performance on a department, class and item basis.
  • Prepared, analyzed and distributed best-seller reports.
  • Made assortment recommendations to buyers.
  • Responsible for 11 areas of business including: Dress Shirts, Neckwear, Underwear and Sleepwear.
  • Created and sustained relationships with major labels as Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Perry Ellis.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Fashion Merchandising
16

Merchandise Assistant

In charge of the biggest client account in the company.

  • Contacted sellers in Hong Kong and buyers in USA; responsibilities included quoting, sourcing, pricing and processing customer orders.
  • Arranged and tracked shipments and coordinated Letters of Credit.
  • Supported product return and product claim process.
  • Maintained the vendor database including price updates.
  • Managed the quantities of inventory in warehouse.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
MBA
Master of Business Administration
Business
17

Merchandise Assistant

Managed and facilitated international shipments to international concept stores and managed consignment product while maintaining a strong relationship with current vendors

  • Analyzed and assessed the daily business from previous days sales. Answered, facilitated and maintained all stores needs
  • Assisted in procuring and allocating product based on stores sales trends
  • Maintained tracking of items going out to stores
  • Responsible for all phases of purchase order management through AS400
  • Responsible for store presence and consistency in flagship stores and local concept stores by maintaining product and case lines at the store level on a weekly bases, this keeps the aesthetic of the brand and RL as a whole
  • Partnered with stores in order to keep stores knowledgeable of the product
  • Maintained weekly reports recapping pervious week's performance through the division
  • Participated in the assistance of the creative buyers and assistant buyers when procuring inventory in the field
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
18

Merchandise Assistant / Analyst for Dolls, Games & Puzzles

Processed and maintained product information in Point Of Sale for accurate product listings

  • Generated, revised and Tracked purchase orders while keeping in constant communication with vendor and DC
  • Entered any price changes, promotions and markdowns and emailed stores for re-ticketing
  • Extracted sales information from JDA Point Of Sale and Compiled sales reports for buyers, planners and vendors
  • Visited Trade shows and Conducted new product evaluations to determine product offerings and line extensions
  • Shopped the competition in order to remain competitive in terms of product offering and pricing
  • Collaborated with receiving teams to ensure all merchandise was received in a timely manner
  • Participated in weekly walkthrough highlighting top sellers and discuss business opportunities / order-status/receipt
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Fashion Merchandising Management
19

General Merchandise Assistant Manager

Worked closely with the district manager to formulate and build the store brand.

  • Designed displays to make the store experience interactive and engaging.
  • Organized and located inventory and updated store spreadsheets.
  • Managed the purchasing process for the entire department.
  • Authorized payment of invoices and return of merchandise.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Education
20

Merchandise Assistant/associate Buyer - Home/men's

Analyzed daily reports and competitive landscape obtaining key takeaways regularly presented in team meetings influencing pricing, buying, and inventory strategies

  • Executed promotional and seasonal pricing cadences in order to maximize gross margins and days on sales, exceeding planned projections
  • Managed multiple department processes from start to finish including assortment planning, sample procurement, style notes for photography, purchase order builds and product page creation aligned with PO ship dates
  • Revamped "Towel Buying Guide" beginning Q4 through collaboration with copy and creative, achieving a 20% increase in sales to last year with a 15% increase in customer checkout conversion
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BS
Economics

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