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Merchandising Assistants work alongside Merchandising Managers and perform duties such as: doing paperwork, assisting with inventories, networking with vendors, placing orders, preparing sales reports, and handling damaged goods and customer returns. The most successful sample resumes for Merchandising Assistants highlight skills like accuracy, attention to details, proactivity, attention to details, and communication. Commercial awareness and customer service orientation are also required. Employers select resumes displaying a high school diploma and previous experience in the field. Retail training often represents an advantage.

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Merchandising Assistant/assistant Buyer, Accessories, Jewelry and Hosiery

Communicated with 14 vendors regarding orders that included packing requirements, tickets and approved production samples.

  • Partnered with 3 departments on product information, copy review, order processing, and sample collection.
  • Reviewed Open to Buy (OTB) and prepared order confirmation worksheets and submitted to vendors.
  • Assisted Planner with report management and delivery receipt status of open orders.
  • Saved company over $60K by partnering with internal departments in assortment packing.
  • Reduced preparation time by 15 hours for division team by automating reports.
  • Compiled and reviewed with senior management a quarterly best seller Power Point presentation for entire division and helped other departments in daily responsibilities.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Business Administration
MA
Christian Education
2

Merchandising Assistant

Lead monthly meetings re: proactive use of catalog and retail spreads, by division department

  • Assisted with daily and weekly sales reporting
  • Organized and calculated growth analysis, including TY/LY line comparison
  • Coordinated with visual team and product managers to maximize display of key materials
  • Produced sales spreadsheets and graphs
  • Assisted with comprehensive merchandising - all 3 levels of stores (Core, Reduced, Expanded)
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
8
months
at this job
BA
Communications
3

Merchandising Assistant - Update/salon Shoe Buying Office

Provided buying expertise for a regional department store. Developed sale reports and purchase orders. Resolved price discrepancies. Maintained strong vendor relationships.

  • Provided ecommerce expertise, improving the website and increasing online sales.
  • Created organized systems for order management and price changes, reducing costs.
  • Increased Internet sales by 64% in Fall 2012,142% in Spring 2013, and 30% in Fall 2013.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BFA
Advertising Design
4

Merchandising Assistant at Clubmonaco.com

Responsible for buying women's accessories and third party products, accounting for 12% of the business

  • Led the team's logistical operations, liaising between the merchandising group and our distribution and allocation counterparts
  • Created product knowledge decks and trained customer service representatives on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Tracked purchase orders; updated monthly receipts; reviewed monthly open-to-buys
  • Managed summer interns for a 10-week program
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
5

Merchandising Assistant Store Manager

Managed Day to day operations of a $18 million dollar per year business

  • Generated and monitored reports including daily Sales figures, weekly Profit Margins, and monthly Loss Reports
  • Analyzed reports and developed methods to control day to day expenses while capitalizing on the store's strengths and improving on discovered weaknesses.
  • Generated schedules for both part-time and full-time employees to ensure appropriate staffing.
  • Ensured excellence in customer service by training new front line staff on expected standards
  • Promoted industry leading merchandising standards by performing numerous tasks including, but not limited to, store appearance, ad development, and coordinating special event sets
  • Implemented various performance management initiatives focused on employee education and development
  • Responsible for issuing employee discipline when required
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BA
Geography
6

Merchandising Assistant

Directly supported Retail Director and Corporate Buyers with all administrative task and vendor related issues.

  • Assisted in all aspects of retail merchandise systems maintenance including vendor set-up, purchase orders management, researching and debugging system errors.
  • Maintained vendor matrix with accurate contact information and category use.
  • Managed data integrity for all assigned categories and products.
  • Performed general office and administrative duties including scheduling, filing, mailing and other departmental needs such as mail and e-mail distribution, departmental invoice- processing
  • Helped correct invoicing issues between accounts payable and vendors.
  • Trained and managed temporary staff.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
MA
English Literature
English
7

Merchandising Assistant/store Manager

Completed daily opening and closing procedures including overseeing safety and security of building.

  • Hired, trained, and evaluated personnel in sales or marketing establishments, promoting or terminating employees when appropriate.
  • Analyzed reports to improve profitability and efficiency.
  • Provided customer service by greeting and assisting customers and responding to inquiries and complaints.
  • Monitored sales activities to ensure customers received satisfactory service and quality goods.
  • Acted as Diversity Captain.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
Med/biology
8

Merchandising Assistant

Enhanced store profits by studying market trends to develop future product promotion plans

  • Developed comprehensive knowledge of interviewing suppliers and wholesalers to negotiate costs, discounts,
  • Demonstrated cross-merchandising support and technical skills by updating products' stock, visual
  • Provided customer service to over 100 clients a day
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Agricultural Economics, Public Relations / Advertising, Agricultural Communications
9

Merchandising Assistant

Edited and proofread catalogs (Collectors' Choice Music, Heartland Music, & Serenade Music) by comparing item numbers, descriptions & prices using information found on vendor sell sheets, press releases and spreadsheets.

  • Responsible for managing product inventory; including setting-up and maintaining inventory item codes, descriptions, pricing and product descriptions.
  • Developed spreadsheets of new products or previous releases and keyed-in assigned page numbers.
  • Managed and merchandised the BUDGET and HOLIDAY sections of the Collectors' Choice Music catalog. Assisted the Purchasing department with various duties ranging from keying purchase orders and verifying shipping schedules to checking product availability and reducing back orders.
  • Authorized, keyed and filed orders from vendors, artists and various VIP clients.
Candidate Info
16
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BA
Communications Arts & Sciences
10

Military Department Merchandising Assistant

Directly supported merchandiser in managing operation work flow

  • Managed a high-priority Broker that consisted of 8 separate vendors
  • Managed wide variety of customer service and administrative tasks to resolve customer issues quickly and efficiently
  • Developed, implemented and monitored programs to maximize customer satisfaction and aid on-site customer service representatives
  • Collected, monitored and evaluated customer requirements to achieve desired delivery time and fill rates
  • Created and maintained spreadsheets and databases using advanced Excel and Access functions
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
AS
Computer Networking

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