Top Merchandising Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Merchandising Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Merchandising Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 24.8% of Merchandising Assistant resumes contained New Merchandise as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Merchandising Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Merchandising Assistant resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. New Merchandise

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Here's how New Merchandise is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Developed procedure for sample turnover process that was adopted company-wide and resulted in greater efficiency and expedited turn-around of new merchandise.
  • Researched and analyzed seasonal trends, created visually appealing store displays and established strategies for marketing new merchandise.
  • Communicated with department managers on a daily basis to plan placement and presentation of new merchandise arrivals.
  • Receive new merchandise delivered to our warehouses into web based retail management system.
  • Received/counted new merchandise and distributed it to the appropriate locations.
  • Monitor Sales Trends and interact with vendors to research new merchandise, provide layout/ordering ideas and suggestions to Senior Merchandisers.
  • Conducted line reviews, evaluated new merchandise, researched potential target markets and presented findings to management and staff.
  • Ensured all new merchandisers were trained, well- informed, and adhered to company's merchandising standards and guidelines.
  • Work closely with director to submit new merchandise, obtain approvals, communicate revisions and submit approved styles.
  • Provide daily support to the lead merchandiser by checking in new merchandise, pricing and stocking back inventory.
  • Ordered new merchandise to maintain an adequate inventory for the stores on an as needed basis.
  • Supervised daily projects to keep staff on task; received new merchandise shipments; stocked store.
  • Project leader for launch of new artist - coordinated with third parties to develop new merchandise.
  • Make sure that my sections are clean and presentable and maintaining the input of new merchandise.
  • Used corporate standards, plan-o-grams and updates to create displays and resets for new merchandise.
  • Conducted staff meetings with creative and sales personnel to introduce new merchandise for seasonal catalogs.
  • Open up all the boxes with new merchandise and put it out on display.
  • Create Sales Transfers for new merchandise to be transferred from warehouse to showroom floor.
  • Created looks on mannequins with new merchandise to sell a look to the customers.
  • Tracked new merchandise, scheduled photo shoots and placed/categorized new products on the site.

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2. Vendor Relations

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Here's how Vendor Relations is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Set up new vendor relationships in internal proprietary system; worked with key manufacturers representatives to define agreement terms.
  • Maintained ongoing vendor relationships to ensure order accuracy, shipping deadlines and product consistency.
  • Maintained vendor relations regarding purchase orders, return authorizations and merchandising plans.
  • Improved and maintained store/vendor relations by communicating effectively with upper management.
  • Facilitated vendor relations, including communications between vendor and buyer.
  • Maintained buyer/ vendor relationships while overseeing distribution with purchase orders.
  • Established and maintained vendor relationships to increase vendor profitability.
  • Maintain healthy vendor relationships to ensure quality assortment/delivery.
  • Attended market appointments and developed strong vendor relationships.
  • Created successful vendor relationships and maintained online databases.
  • Foster existing vendor relationships and create new relationships.
  • Acquired and maintained international and domestic vendor relationships.
  • Maintained vendor relations and optimal support for up to 20+ locations throughout the Southeast, including northern & central Florida.
  • Assisted two Senior Product Managers in product procurement, advertising, merchandising, pricing, vendor relations and public relations.
  • Assisted buyers with data entry, vendor relations, tracking sales trends, OTB's, EDI system.
  • Assisted buyers in planning and coordination of each vendor assigned in an effort to enhance vendor relationships.
  • Maintained strong vendor relations on a daily basis to accurately input orders and report sales information.
  • Maintain strong vendor relationships with existing vendors and source new vendors at all times.
  • Strengthen vendor relationships through clear communication, follow up and active negotiation.
  • Key contact for daily activities including supply ordering, vendor relations.

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3. Purchase Orders

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Here's how Purchase Orders is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Finalized purchase orders for seasonal merchandise and managed relationship with outside vendors and fellow admin teams locally and abroad.
  • Facilitate worldwide communications between corporate, vendors, and factories to ensure purchase orders are accurately received.
  • Verified shipments received against purchase orders written and accurately inputted data into the inventory system.
  • Supported buyers with daily administrative processes increasing overall work flow of purchase orders and inventory.
  • Generated and maintained purchase orders to facilitate prompt delivery of new inventory.
  • Handled purchase orders for domestic and international clothing items sales manufactured overseas.
  • Created and edited purchase orders to ensure proper delivery and execution.
  • Communicated weekly with vendors regarding delivery of samples and purchase orders.
  • Created purchase orders and set up financial information accordingly
  • Maximized open-to-buy through maintenance of purchase orders.
  • Formulated and maintained purchase orders on-line.
  • Prepared purchase orders which include organization.
  • Prepared procurement requisitions and purchase orders.
  • Communicated with vendors regarding purchase orders.
  • Generated domestic and import purchase orders.
  • Tracked purchase orders, due dates and advertised items, informed buyers and replenishment analysts of availability or other potential issues.
  • Created and maintained large purchase orders for the growing women's department, based on previous brand performances and budget constraints.
  • Created and managed monthly purchase orders and checkbooks to ensure receipts met forecasts, and assisted in monthly financial roll-up process.
  • Managed division's samples and styling, product web page creation and maintenance, purchase orders, site pricing and markdowns.
  • Tracked orders and maintained delivery status recaps, updating purchase orders to reflect quantity, delivery date, and cost changes.

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4. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Ordered merchandise according to customer demands, executed signing procedures for lingerie department, replenished, and provided exceptional customer service.
  • Assisted management in appraisal of associate performance by providing feedback on the effectiveness of customer service.
  • Received the Silver Achievement Award for outstanding productivity and superior customer service for two consecutive years.
  • Performed all duties to assure departmental profitability, shop-ability and customer service.
  • Implemented company policies and procedures within department and resolved customer service issues.
  • Provided outstanding customer service whether assisting customers or setting the merchandise floor.
  • Coordinated efforts with other merchandisers and provided customer service to museum visitors.
  • Received four awards initiated by customer compliments for exemplary customer service.
  • Organized merchandise, displayed newly arrived merchandise, and provided customer service
  • Maintain availability to engage with customers to ensure excellent customer service.
  • Selected as Customer Enthusiast to provide personalized customer service to shoppers.
  • Provided optimal customer services to both internal and external customers.
  • Performed all register transaction while providing excellent customer service skills.
  • Provided exceptional customer service to generate daily earning goals.
  • Coordinate daily customer service assignment and activities of associates.
  • Handled customer service issues and resolved complaints regarding merchandise.
  • Provided Excellent Customer Service as a commissioned Selling Specialist.
  • Recognized five separate occasions for providing outstanding customer service.
  • Provided customer service to incoming customers receiving merchandise.
  • Communicated with Customer Service to ensure customer satisfaction.

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5. Sales Floor

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Here's how Sales Floor is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Assist customers with purchasing needs through the register, out on the sales floor, in the fitting room, etc.
  • Assisted customers on sales floor to help boost sales and also assist paying customers with merchandise not on sales floor.
  • Maintained high standards on and off the sales floor, setting high expectation for the sales and support staff.
  • Assisted department manager and worked closely with sales associates to ensure that sales floor remained set and maintained properly.
  • Pulled stock from back room, set displays on sales floor, and submitted orders to department managers.
  • Assisted with merchandising processes on the sales floor, and utilized effective techniques to grab customers' attention.
  • Perform sales floor work, such as greeting or assisting customers, stocking shelves and checking inventory.
  • Placed freight on sales floor, ran cash registers, and helped customers on the sales floor.
  • Provided excellent customer service and made sure all sizes and new merchandise were displayed on the sales floor
  • Worked on store sales floors performing various merchandising functions, such as stocking and hanging merchandise.
  • Monitor replenishment process to ensure the sales floor is maintained and all available sizes are represented.
  • Maintained fitting rooms, sales floor, and work areas according to Company best practices.
  • Assisted in merchandise unloading and stocking of the sales floor, maintaining organization and cleanliness.
  • Collaborate with Buyers, department management, and vendors to optimize presence of sales floor.
  • Updated and corrected discrepancies on the sales floor to ensure accurate pricing and identification of goods
  • Maintain stores upkeep and appearance, including restocking sales floor and assisting with visual merchandising.
  • Prepared new merchandise for the sales floor by unloading, prepping and stocking merchandise.
  • Skilled in locating various items in the inventory in stock room and sales floor.
  • Communicate with managers to articulate daily merchandise plans and priorities for the sales floor.
  • Replenish and standardize sales floor to drive service, sales, and gross margin.

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6. Buying Office

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Here's how Buying Office is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Performed routine in-depth competitive analysis to identify assortment gaps and make new product recommendations to web merchant and buying offices.
  • Provided administrative and merchandising support and for large corporate buying office.
  • Organized and implemented two Corporate visits by Focus Groups that gave the buying office valuable feedback on retail trends.
  • Assisted all buyers and assistant buyers in daily operational and clerical activities of the buying office.
  • Assisted the buying office with administrative, product and technical tasks pertaining to sale event preparation.
  • Assisted buying offices with daily site monitoring to ensure product was on site and properly represented.
  • Communicate with 17 buying offices to ensure accurate addition of products to the web.
  • Maintain communication between vendors and buying office as well as stores and buying office.
  • Maintain buying office organization including filing, merchandise returns and shipping to vendors.
  • Communicated with buying office in order to get samples for lifestyle shoots.
  • Managed relationships between the buying offices, vendors and department store managers.
  • Provide general administrative support to buying office for children's departments.
  • Developed and presented portions of Spring FY17s strategies to buying offices.
  • Organized and maintained buying office's sample inventory weekly.
  • Managed multiple tasks between two separate buying offices.
  • Prepared buying office for all market appointments by compiling data and analysis regarding merchandise performance, and pre-market strategy.
  • Managed buying office reports responsible for on-going product optimization, account management and ad placement on company website.
  • Assisted in all of the Petite Sportswear buying office including purchasing, distribution, and vendor and store contact.
  • Communicate system enhancements and updates to buying offices, eComm team and vendor community.
  • Supply chain/ logistics Sleepwear Buying office

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7. SKU

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Here's how SKU is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Supported Tech Category Product Managers in SKU promotion planning and vehicle assortments and assisted in managing supplier relationships.
  • Work with key departments to initiate SKU set-up of new products to meet tight deadlines needed for increased speed to market.
  • Maintained trouble logs on all merchandise that arrived without purchase order numbers, SKU information or that was damaged in shipment.
  • Analyze store and product inventory using GERS retail inventory system and responsible for all SKU management and correct pricing.
  • Maintained vendor information, SKU creation, product information, and coding throughout life of the SKU.
  • Partner with regional merchandising, warehouse, trading divisions and store teams to correct SKU related problems.
  • Communicate with SNG Trading on vendor and the divisions on shipping and SKU to SKU transfers.
  • Created SKU's, handled all transactions with vendors, product development, product placement.
  • Support Merchant team on SKU creates, vendor buys, price changes and date entry.
  • Upload new merchandise photos, descriptions, SKU numbers and prices to company website.
  • Accommodated the SKU needs of our marketing affiliates in an effort to drive sales.
  • Typed business letters, created SKUS, Ladder Plans, and Purchase Order Maintenance.
  • Created and maintained SKU's reviewing active status and changes in upcoming assortments.
  • Maintained assortments and completed all maintenance with accuracy and timeliness for 15,000+SKUS.
  • Assisted Content & Image team by putting SKU images on corporate website.
  • Maintain approximately 10,000 SKU's and create/update assortment grids for every season.
  • Updated line sheets, as well as daily SKU plan updates.
  • Monitor and track sales and inventory of all SKUS in category.
  • Assist merchants with SKU tracking, creation, and reporting.
  • Assist with setup & maintenance of article SKU s.

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8. Inventory Control

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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Processed inbound and outbound product orders by verifying merchandise counts and product accuracy to ensure overall inventory control and precise shipments.
  • Performed Inventory control by receiving warehouse counts of product and matching against computer inventory.
  • Provide customer service, inventory control, organize inventory, and keeping a spotless environment
  • Delivered state-of-the-art logistical program planning and tracking of merchandise for inventory control.
  • Prepared and maintained all inventory control records for assigned subdivision.
  • Assisted merchandiser with department inventory control and visual display.
  • Maintained inventory control and processed weekly shipments of merchandise.
  • Assessed, developed and organized inventory control system.
  • Managed computerized merchandise records for inventory control.
  • Managed various inventory control reconciliations and analysis.
  • Perform inventory control to ensure optimal inventory levels
  • Operated advanced inventory control technology.
  • Pay good attention to detail to manage inventory control, reconcile daily receipts, maintain appropriate image of department.
  • Organized and tracked departmental receipt flow for new and reordered merchandise Stockroom and Inventory Control Manager.
  • Participate in inventory control and loss prevention by using tickets and sensors on all garments.
  • Coordinated closely with 13 stores to implement inventory control in a high volume retail environment.
  • Scheduled and trained sales associates, purchased inventory control systems for entire store.
  • Inventory Control - Visual merchandising, Displays, Windows and Replenishment.
  • Inventory control-Inspected all diamonds and high price items when received in store
  • Provided the Women's Sportswear area with inventory control support.

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9. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Performed data entry including plugging in item stock keeping units on international website.
  • Conducted daily data entry projects and sales/product reporting per divisional needs.
  • Performed data entry tasks and processed accessory orders for showrooms
  • Administered all office functions, such as data entry, telephone support, filing, mail distribution and scheduling.
  • Performed PeopleSoft Human Resource data entry for evaluation, vacation time, and sick time for hourly associates.
  • Performed PeopleSoft HR data entry for evaluations, vacation time, and sick time for hourly employees.
  • Performed data entry and information verification for each classification and style, and create new ticket styles.
  • Performed data entry routines storing employees' information into a data system for insurance claims and benefits.
  • Assist with data entry in the Men s department by accurately approving purchase orders and ticket prices.
  • Maintain and input accurate data entry of daily price changes and amendments of purchases with vendors.
  • Managed the day to day operations that included data entry, order upload and vendor-set up.
  • Manage calendars, data entry of all buying merchandise, assisting all Suppliers inland and overseas.
  • Performed numerous data entry functions such as purchase orders, price changes, and style changes.
  • Entered invoices into A/P system, review data entry and correct errors if needed.
  • Manage on-line turn-in process including data entry, vendor communication and push to site.
  • Assist merchant team with heavy data entry in ACT, Style Tracker and Portal.
  • Assisted Product Development with Product Development packets, pricing requests, and data entry.
  • Work in internal pricing program (DRPE) for daily maintenance and data entry.
  • Managed purchase orders and data entry for price changes, promos and markdowns.
  • Prime Time Manufacturing, Office Assistant, Data Entry and general office duties.

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10. Product Placement

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Here's how Product Placement is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Executed necessary product placement/adjustments based on selling and field merchandise reports
  • Format documentation of product placement for global communications.
  • Planned and executed superior product placement.
  • Formulated strategies for in-store product placement, which communicated the product and brand visions while enforcing the company's financial objectives.
  • Developed directives pricing, product issues, new training information, and product placement and distributed them to retail managerial teams.
  • Supported the store s visual merchandising standards by coordinating product placement and display, maintaining inventory and replenishing stock.
  • Constructed Product Placement Guides for every wall bay and bust form in a specific American Eagle floor-set.
  • Assisted merchandising manager with the execution of floor changes, new product placement, and visual displays.
  • Organized and prepared the store for incoming shipments, product placement, and visual merchandising.
  • Created department layouts in JDA including department lines, fixture and product placement.
  • Maintained visual displays/layouts, pricing, promotions, and new product placement.
  • Assist with merchandise logistics, product placement and social media advertising.
  • Analyzed sales reports to determine impact of and optimize product placement.
  • Deliver accurate product placement, pricing, and labels.
  • Designed a look book which helped standardize product placement.
  • Provided all seasonal goods for media product placement.
  • Determine product placement within store and create planogram schematics illustrating placement.
  • Head marketing strategies and product placement of music labels digital albums and mp3s.
  • Reset health and beauty products in Meijer according to the new product placement.
  • Assigned product placement to floorplans based on sales performance and vendor requirements.

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11. Sales Goals

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Here's how Sales Goals is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Received progressive duties of increasing responsibility by meeting department objectives and exceeding sales goals.
  • Checked and signed off on advertisements for future use by the company to stimulate customer traffic and achieve sales goals.
  • Keep all associates highly motivated to meet or constantly exceed the sales goals set fourth by New York Corporate.
  • Process shipment, put out merchandise, reach sales goals, floor sets, inventory, store openings
  • Worked with store managers to ensure team is meeting sales goals and visual standards are being met.
  • Put out fires and problem solved in order to meet and exceed monthly and annual sales goals
  • Implemented planning and allocation strategies to effectively meet sales goals for all Factory stores nationwide.
  • Surpass sales goals and key performance indicators set by Kenneth Cole management.
  • Ensured sale merchandise was displayed properly and sales goals were attained.
  • Checked logs to ensure store was meeting projected sales goals.
  • Exceeded the sales goals individually and as a department.
  • Developed and maintainedclient relationships and earned reputation for exceeding sales goals.
  • Set daily sales goals for each individual and as a store total and strategized necessary behaviors needed to reach those goals.

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12. Product Information

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Here's how Product Information is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained database updates from new/discontinued items, new packaging photos and revised product information for consistency and integrity.
  • Trained in multiple web interface programs to implement promotional advertising and product information for brand and product categories.
  • Obtained detailed product information from vendors and accurately entered it into the company's product database system.
  • Maintained constant email correspondence with buyers and vendors worldwide to gather product information and ensure appropriate inventory.
  • Coordinated receiving of goods, handled documents, submitted product information and inventory using company software.
  • Maintained product database and ensured the dissemination of product information to store associates.
  • Contacted vendors for information needed to update Product Information Brochures.
  • Answer customer service e-mails with appropriate product information.
  • Coordinate product information between Merchandising and Purchasing Departments.
  • Gathered product information and composed product descriptions.
  • Prepared and distributed new product information.
  • Utilized Microsoft Excel to maintain accurate product information and pricing in order to gather, store, and submit data efficiently.
  • Review and upload all information relevant to sales events, including product information, images, cost, and inventory.
  • Designed and prepared merchandise product information for show hosts to educate them on product details and new product launches.
  • Entered product information and presented merchandise to studio and creative teams on how to display on the website.
  • Work with the Vendor to obtain the necessary paperwork, product information and imagery or samples.
  • Provided vendors with purchase orders and product information, i.e., specs and delivery dates.
  • Maintained knowledge of all product information, merchandise promotions, test merchandise and advertising.
  • Prepared sign tag memos, product information pages, pricing charts and other memos.
  • Assist buyer in selecting product for corporate advertising based on sales and product information.

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13. New Product Development

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Here's how New Product Development is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Created illustrations and detail specs for new Product Development projects and maintained overseas Manufacturer communications.
  • Conceptualized new product development and creation with outside vendors.
  • Establish Project schedules and Coordinating all activities associated with new product development.
  • Explored brand identity with vendors, successfully pioneering new product development.
  • Participated in new product development.
  • Completed and presented a final project illustrating new product development.

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14. New Items

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Here's how New Items is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Set up new items so that they can be sold in our retail stores and featured in our ads.
  • Follow up to ensure proper launch of new items on site - checking product copy, photography and pricing.
  • Worked closely with Merchandise Manager and Vendors on bringing new items in as well as pricing and discontinued items.
  • Collaborated with co-workers to ensure new items are set up correctly and prioritized tasks as required to accomplish goals.
  • Place orders with vendors, create time numbers for new items and answer store questions regarding products and prices.
  • Assist merchandisers with all aspects of pricing, initial set up of new items and quality control specifications.
  • Worked with buyers and item set-up team to set up new items daily and maintain all item changes.
  • Develop new items, campaign orders, price changes as well as advertising for the Merchandise team.
  • Contributed with the selection of new items, monthly special brand name End Caps and Platforms displays.
  • Entered, sent out and maintained all bills to vendors for advertisements, fines and new items.
  • Create new items for upcoming seasons analyzing cost and retail in the market and versus the competition.
  • Monitored and acted in new items in product database system including current item data and pricing.
  • Collected DSD cost from multiple vendors, assigned retails, and set up new items.
  • Key orders into merchandising system; set up new items and perform daily item maintenance.
  • Work with Suppliers on new items in development to be added to the item offering.
  • Communicated with Replenishment team and Suppliers on new items, status changes and price changes.
  • Ensured all new items receive legal approval from Compliance, Customs and Product Integrity.
  • Worked with outside suppliers to maintain new items, cost, retail and deals.
  • Work with vendors on new items, discontinues, cost and size changes.
  • Worked closely with vendor to ensure efficient and accurate submission of new items.

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15. E-Commerce

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Here's how E-Commerce is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Provided e-Commerce team with product specifications and additional inquiries.
  • Utilized e-Commerce platform and content management software to build all featured sales assortments for corporate website and other digital channels.
  • Worked with graphic designers, content developers/agency partners, and technical support staff to create and execute e-commerce promotions.
  • Analyzed e-commerce sales trend, identified weekly brick-and-mortar best sellers and placed reorders to react to top selling items.
  • Allocated and distributed products to top stores across the US, Canada, and E-commerce based on selling units.
  • Scanned items from photo shoots, generated merchandise spreadsheets for E-Commerce, & delivered selected items for online ads.
  • Updated sales reports based on sell through reports from current accounts, and our e-commerce traffic and activity.
  • Updated multiple E-commerce websites with images, descriptions, product details, and regulated content based on inventory.
  • Communicated with the e-commerce team to relay purchase order item numbers to be placed on the company website.
  • Ensured accuracy, design, and quality of e-commerce marketing vehicles by partnering with in-house production department.
  • Implemented E-commerce site; assisted with QuickBooks applications, shipping, sourcing, advertising, and marketing.
  • Maintained and updated website e-commerce, product listings, sequencing, graphic design, and special promotions.
  • Collaborated with e-commerce team to ensure new purchase order items were placed on the company website.
  • Generated weekly selling reports of sales, inventory, and margin data; including E-Commerce.
  • Created and completed multiple spreadsheet forms to help track sample, order and e-commerce information.
  • Created purchase orders, controlled inventory and fulfilled phone and online e-commerce order requests.
  • Attend weekly e-Commerce turn-ins, providing vendor image, product copy and selling features.
  • Manage samples for visual floor sets, E-commerce needs & marketing photo shoots.
  • Organized scanning and location protocol for E-Commerce, Visual, and departmental Divisions.
  • Updated and maintaining schedules for recurring Marketing/Credit program, and e-commerce programs.

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16. Product Knowledge

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Here's how Product Knowledge is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Generated extensive product knowledge and product ownership while developing extensive communication skills to further enhance client relationships.
  • Ensured that product knowledge training was successfully completed; actively pursued additional product knowledge as needed.
  • Developed style presentations for merchandisers and product knowledge seminars for store managers.
  • Provided exceptional customer service with product knowledge and brand promotion.
  • Created monthly athletic newsletter and maintained seasonal product knowledge guide.
  • Display expert product knowledge in assigned categories if specialized.
  • Maintain Communication with vendors, MTM and regional and district offices for support on driving sales, promos and product knowledge.
  • Provided customers with a broad range of assistance in area of product knowledge, pricing, and signing.
  • Created product knowledge materials and assisted with dissemination of product knowledge to store associates and contact center.
  • Meet and maintain sales goals while building a client base through excellent customer service and product knowledge.
  • Increase sales by providing product knowledge by explaining the use, advantage and versatility of merchandise.
  • Trained new associates in the areas of product knowledge, visual standards and customer relations.
  • Provide product knowledge of women's and men's clothing and accessories to all clientele.
  • Trained and supervised new associates in selling, customer service procedures and product knowledge.
  • Applied excellent sales associate skills and demonstrated product knowledge and insight to customers.
  • Assisted customers by selling merchandise, providing product knowledge and running cash registers.
  • Construct product knowledge training of each brand for new products for full-line stores.
  • Boost sales by making sure all associates had proper product knowledge training.
  • Ensured that each customer received outstanding service by providing solid product knowledge.
  • Educated new employees with product knowledge and familiarity of the system.

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17. Market Research

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Here's how Market Research is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Conduct market research to identify competition and recommend pricing changes to beat competition.
  • Initiate requests for and evaluates market research information to manage his / her products well.
  • Perform comp shopping and market research to help execute a best value offering while maintaining profit margins.
  • Market Research for new trends Partners with buyers to obtain awareness of weekly Open-to-Buy.
  • Performed market research and data analysis of wholesale and retail selling for the development of strategic initiatives.
  • Developed and conducted necessary market research to determine consumer demand and sales potential.

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18. Retail Store

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Here's how Retail Store is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Organized and optimized inventory of diverse products+ Performed product delivery to retail stores
  • Organized inventory+ Performed products delivery to retail stores
  • Communicated with retail stores seasonally on Floor set changes/new deliveries, and daily regarding markdowns, transfers & general product inquiries.
  • Formulate and profitably execute the development, selection and promotion of merchandise for 10 deliveries each year for Retail stores.
  • Review and correct pricing and presentation of online product as well assist in pricing of product in retail stores.
  • Create visual displays for all aspects of company: showroom, retail stores, and website.
  • Worked with retail stores to innovate practical strategies to meet business objectives and increase sales opportunities.
  • Created advance directives for retail stores to guide retail teams about how to sell merchandise.
  • Communicated information to retail stores, vendors, Advertising Department, and Field Specialists.
  • Tracked sales and units sold for retail stores and e-commerce using excel spreadsheets.
  • Stocked product, observed trends, and communicated weekly retail store inventory levels.
  • Assure that proper level of stock is maintained in assigned in retail stores.
  • Provide inventory management, store merchandising, and sales assistance to flagship retail store
  • Assisted in planning and developing furniture placements for sale in retail stores.
  • Allocate product to over 60 retail stores throughout the United States.
  • Worked in retail store stocking shelves, and setting up plan-o-gram.
  • Worked at register in retail store attending customer's purchases.
  • Ensured a seamless delivery from factory to retail stores.
  • Proofed advertising copy for both Retail Stores and Catalog.
  • Placed orders for merchandise for Dillard's retail stores.

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19. POS

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Here's how POS is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with management of multiple highly visible and successful category projects resulting in positive comp performance for division.
  • Managed inventory and distribution, proposing promotions and markdowns as necessary to move merchandise quickly and efficiently.
  • Position: Merchandising assistant- overlooked and gained insight in design and manufacturing process of everyday clothing.
  • Served as the primary contact for product development and coordinating post-order logistics and contract administration.
  • Maintained a positive work environment giving exceptional customer service to any member or visitor.
  • Participated in company-wide project to help analyze department needs for proposed new software systems.
  • Compose routine correspondence for reports, maintain and establish administrative files of inventory.
  • Developed and managed product assortments resulting in four consecutive months of positive sales.
  • Position merchandise into high consumer traffic areas based upon demand and daily demonstration.
  • Monitored inventory levels and executed daily reports to ensure positive margin and ROI.
  • Implemented window displays according to home office specifications to create brand positioning.
  • Earned a reputation for maintaining a positive attitude and yielding high-quality work.
  • Provide futures reconciliation and verification of trader s daily and monthly positions.
  • Collaborated and maintained positive working relationships with vendors and internal partners.
  • Collaborated with customers to ensure a positive customer service experience.
  • Provide customer assistance and deliver customers a positive shopping experience.
  • Planned and coordinated the availability of products for advertising purposes.
  • Promoted through a series of increased responsibility in merchandising positions.
  • Prepare aging and slow-moving items summary for promotion proposal.
  • Composed correspondence between wholesale clients regarding their accounts.

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20. Special Projects

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Here's how Special Projects is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Provided administrative support including maintenance of automated purchase order system, statistical reports, and special projects.
  • Assisted merchants on special projects focused on cost reduction initiatives and process improvement.
  • Collaborated with outside departments to prioritize and oversee special projects as directed.
  • Provided administrative support via inventory management and coordination of special projects.
  • Worked on special projects for both the buying and planning office that would contribute to the progress of their daily task.
  • Project Management; Oversaw special projects for merchant in order to support and increase the performance of the website.
  • Provided support to the Buyer on special projects focused on cost reduction initiatives and process improvements.
  • Worked on special projects such as binders for the stores on seasonal and promo merchandise.
  • Executed special projects for sales and merchandising staff including custom POP and market merchandising.
  • Provide general administrative support and lead/assist on special projects, as assigned.
  • Executed special projects from the request of the VP/Divisional Merchandise Manager.
  • Supported the team in administrative duties and special projects.
  • Assisted Account manager with special projects as needed.
  • Worked on special projects for all three categories.
  • Handle product resets and assist with special projects.
  • Handled stoppages, reworks, and special projects.
  • Perform other duties or special projects as needed.
  • Work directly with stores for special projects.
  • Assisted all buyers in special projects.
  • Performed special projects as mandated.

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21. RTV

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Here's how RTV is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Generated weekly discontinued list to assure stores, RTV and distribution center to take action as directed.
  • Processed return to vendor (RTV's) orders for damaged merchandise and returns.
  • Processed shipments, Inventory, RTV's, and online orders and returns.
  • Processed Return to Vendor (RTV's) / damaged merchandise/returns.
  • Communicated with vendors and stores to coordinate RTV's.
  • Processed warehouse merchandise Return to Vendors (RTV).
  • Implement markdowns, reorders, and RTV's.
  • Managed vendor communication for negotiating and confirming fit, price, units, margin, delivery dates, and RTVs.
  • Managed and executed price changes, MD s, outdate and attribute updates, RTV s, and skims.
  • Updated the RTV, Dead stock, Goods-In, Ragos Repair, Component, and Inventory Logs Weekly.
  • Input and process purchase orders, price changes, transfers, and RTV's using Stockwatch system.
  • Communicated frequently with stores to relay info on transfers, RTVs, special orders and customer inquiries.
  • Keyed all markdowns and price changes; entered and followed up on RTVs and transfers.
  • Executed transfers, RTVs, markdowns, price changes for all on hand merchandise.
  • Initiated markdown projections, transfers, RTVs and special client orders.
  • Negotiated swaps and facilitated RTVs as requested from buyer or vendor.
  • Processed all RTVs (Return to vendor).
  • Generate RTVs after catalog selections are complete.

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22. Special Orders

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Here's how Special Orders is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Process all manufacturer special orders.
  • Communicated with vendors and customers concerning purchase orders, special orders, trunk shows, delivery dates, and store requests.
  • Handled store and client requests, merchandise transfers, special orders, consolidations, re-assortments, and stock requests.
  • Interact with 40+ store managers and vendor representatives regarding special orders, shipping discrepancies, contests and damaged merchandise.
  • Assist in managing the placement of purchase orders, including asset, consignment, and special orders.
  • Managed the deployment of all article creation, prepared special orders, and supervised purchase order maintenance.
  • Coordinated buyers, vendors, and clients on special orders to ensure Accurate and timely delivery.
  • Work closely with our vendors located overseas and within the U.S. regarding merchandise and special orders.
  • Process purchase orders for merchandise on a daily basis as well as all customer special orders.
  • Communicate with stores regarding special orders, deliveries, picture and measurement needs.
  • Handled special orders and exceeded store service levels while achieving inventory targets.
  • Create and maintain database for items, purchase and special orders.
  • Process all manufacturer special orders and suggest items for reorder.
  • Reacted to customer inquires regarding status of special orders.
  • Assisted customers with the placement of special orders.
  • Handle drop shipments and special orders.
  • Process special orders or requests.
  • Prepare special orders for products not in stock, evaluate materials performances to ensure durability and economy.
  • Entered special orders and purchase orders for all 23 stores and maintained all associated files.
  • Communicated with Vendors in regards to special orders in the Branch stores when necessary.

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23. Weekly Basis

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Here's how Weekly Basis is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Researched and generated competitor reports on a weekly basis.
  • Managed e-commerce for the office by turning in new copy, samples and vendor supplied images on a weekly basis.
  • Attained, tracked and managed samples/ vendor assets on a weekly basis to ensure product completion to live website.
  • Partnered with Vendors and Private Brands to ensure that orders were prioritized and maintained on a weekly basis.
  • Organize file reports for buyers on a weekly basis to include Buyer Control File and On Order Inquiry.
  • Ensured we executed the company standard with the department supervisor and Sales Manager on a weekly basis.
  • Maintained status as top seller and generated 10% of the business on a weekly basis.
  • Maintained Members.net hard surface and soft surface supplier pricing pages on a weekly basis.
  • Service Walmart store on a weekly basis replenishing book, video and CD products.
  • Visited stores on a weekly basis to display new products and enhance existing product arrangements
  • Generated and distributed selling reports to over 50 vendors on a weekly basis.
  • Created and managed purchase orders and price changes on a weekly basis.
  • Produce, generate and organize all department reports on a weekly basis.
  • Run various reports on a weekly basis and as needed.
  • Carry out competitive shopping analyses on a weekly basis.
  • Prepared and maintained various sales reports on weekly basis.
  • Completed 16 step advertising process on a weekly basis.
  • Prepare various spreadsheets and reports on a weekly basis.
  • Update the production tracking form on weekly basis.
  • Coordinated the marketing promotions on a weekly basis.

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24. Product Selection

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Here's how Product Selection is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Collaborated daily with vendors and monitored data maintenance, unit maintenance, product selection, pricing and availability.
  • Performed analysis of product sales, profitability, and related performance to help determine proper product selection.
  • Participated in new product selection with Product Manager and Product Manager Assistant.
  • Developed merchandise strategies and assisted with product selection across the entire department.
  • Maintained digital photography database for product selection.
  • Assist on product selection, work on buying budget and allocation together with area managers, store managers and merchandise planners.
  • Assisted in creating and maintaining product database and worked closely with merchandisers to update product selection and pricing.
  • Collaborated with the lead merchandiser in the product selection process for current customers, and created sales presentations.
  • Provided information for the development of merchandise strategy, and assisted in product selection and key item development.
  • Coordinate advertising process from product selection and promotion, to studio direction for photography, and ad verbiage.
  • Coordinate product selection and promotional pricing for monthly circular, quarterly price books and full line catalog.
  • Worked with the Buyer to manage product selection, assortments and store count position for each item.
  • Manage product selection for editorial shoots and assist the creative team with showcasing product on site.
  • Supported buyer and merchant team with product selection, assortment building and analyzing business trends.
  • Assisted National Merchandise Manager on the product selection and positioning of 15+ national suppliers.
  • Support Buyer in daily operations involving product selection, calendar-planning, & price negotiations.
  • Supported head buyer with development of the merchandise strategy and assisted with product selection.
  • Traveled domestically to visit market and met with domestic contacts for product selection.
  • Assist customers with product selection and sizing in jewelry and several other departments.
  • Assist in product selection and item development as directed.

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25. Timely Delivery

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Here's how Timely Delivery is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Communicated with Asian and local factories regarding production in order to coordinate timely delivery and merchandising.
  • Ensured product quality and timely delivery through continuous communication with vendors and counterparts.
  • Entered orders for merchandise, insuring timely delivery.
  • Ensured timely delivery of merchandise through consistent tracking and communication with the vendors, distribution center, and buying team.
  • Acted as liaison between buyer, vendor, and department managers to ensure timely delivery and placement of merchandise.
  • Managed the monthly new item and PO processes, and ensured the timely delivery of inventory and samples.
  • Provided back up support to the scheduling team when necessary to ensure timely delivery of shipments.
  • Managed a production calendar for vendors and cross-functional teams to ensure timely delivery of goods.
  • Ensured timely delivery of merchandise to meet a changing Marketing and Store presentation schedule.
  • Ensured timely delivery of merchandise; maintained accurate PO logs and receipt flow.
  • Manage purchase order late list weekly to guarantee a timely delivery of product.
  • Communicated with factories by phone on timely delivery and best prices.
  • Tracked shipments of samples and inventory to ensure timely delivery.
  • Assured timely delivery of product to assigned stores.
  • Ensured timely delivery of samples.
  • Assess daily shipping reports to ensure timely delivery and efficient product flow.

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26. Order Entry

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Here's how Order Entry is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Managed all aspects of inventory maintenance including item definition and purchase order entry for multiple departments and item categories.
  • Managed purchase order entry and maintained process of orders, including vendor communication and followed-up to ensure timely delivery.
  • Completed order entry spreadsheets, communicated with POE team/vendor for the women's sportswear departments including Juniors, Contemporary and Missy.
  • Maintained and controlled inventory and customer order issues including order entry, order status, and inventory status.
  • Manage all aspects of purchase order entry, revisions, item definition, and reconciliation of receipts.
  • Executed various types of order entry from domestic, import, and domestic private label.
  • Managed purchase order entry, price management and vendor set up for 30 vendors.
  • Created and maintained Illustrator line drawn images for the visual online order entry system.
  • Process of orders: order entry and contract entry for eight merchandisers.
  • Managed purchase order entry in alignment with timing and action calendar.
  • Assisted other departments with order entry of purchase orders as needed.
  • Assist the Buyers with purchase order entry and maintenance.
  • Manage pricing, signage, advertising, and order entry
  • Assisted in order entry process and cancellations.
  • Order entry for all merchandise including Kipling and John Varvatos.

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27. Travel Arrangements

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Here's how Travel Arrangements is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Coordinated travel arrangements, itineraries, and security clearances for all management members.
  • Assisted department managers with travel arrangements and overseas travel plans.
  • Coordinated all travel arrangements and complete expense reports.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and itineraries for market visits.
  • Coordinate new personnel training/development and personnel travel arrangements.
  • Performed a variety of administrative duties, such as making travel arrangements; making complete arrangements for large Conferences, etc.
  • Arrange domestic and international travel arrangements, create the weekly itinerary, book appointments, and train new Merchandise Assistants.
  • Coordinated all travel arrangements and prepared travel documents for all marketing business trip needs for CEO and Assistant CEO.
  • Assisted Merchandise Buyers by making travel arrangements, writing and tracking purchase orders, and returning vendor calls.
  • Processed expense reports, took minutes of manager meetings, requisitioned travel arrangements.
  • Coordinated travel arrangements for department, and all vendor/agent visits to home office.
  • Maintained appointment schedules, travel arrangements, expense reports and other secretarial duties.
  • Set up conference calls, meetings, and travel arrangements, etc.
  • Scheduled, verified appointments, and booked travel arrangements for 5 Buyers.
  • Coordinated market appointments, meetings, travel arrangements and conference calls.
  • Organized weekly travel arrangements, prepared itineraries, and expenses.
  • Scheduled buyers' travel arrangements and maintained appointment book.
  • Processed buyers' salary and travel arrangements.
  • Confirmed travel arrangements for buyers.
  • Coordinate travel arrangements and itineraries Responsible for special projects as assigned.

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28. Trade Shows

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Here's how Trade Shows is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Prepare weekly reports for the merchandise team while assisting buyers in preparation for planning, vendor meetings and trade shows.
  • Attend trade shows to find new vendors and product that is consistent with the purchasing habits of our customer.
  • Created all product administration for trade shows by creating purchase orders, pulling and shipping product from multiple warehouses.
  • Collected, organized, and maintained vendor forms to be able to successfully execute spring and fall trade shows.
  • Visit trade shows, stores, community organizations, and other venues to demonstrate products or services.
  • Travel to fashion and trade shows to keep abreast of new trends and to showcase new products.
  • Assist in planning sales events, trade shows, marketing campaigns and other product promotional activities.
  • Coordinated approval and printing of spring and fall trade shows order forms and other support materials.
  • Managed and executed all visual merchandising needs for websites, trade shows and promotional events.
  • Assist buyer with registration for trade shows, itineraries or keep their expenses in order.
  • Recorded daily inventory price changes, prepared materials for two semiannual trade shows and newsletter.
  • Attended trade shows and seasonal showings to deliberate on product assortment for upcoming seasons.
  • Visited trade shows, showrooms, and factories for trend selection and technical development.
  • Attend trade shows in order to identify and purchase product aligned with company criteria.
  • Lead in preparation of market weeks, trade shows and management presentations.
  • Greet retail buyers and sell product during sample sales and trade shows.
  • Designed and installed booths for 6 trade shows in 1 year.
  • Assist with maintaining showroom and preparing sample line for trade shows.
  • Attended trade shows to network with existing & prospective vendors.
  • Exhibit in regional, national and international trade shows.

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29. Distribution Centers

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Here's how Distribution Centers is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Perform daily analysis of import inventory for multiple Distribution Centers.
  • Provide strategic information between corporate distribution centers and chain.
  • Collaborated with buyers and vendors in the processing of purchase orders for distribution to nationwide HomeGoods stores and distribution centers.
  • Managed inventory levels for hundreds of stores and acted as a liaison between the distribution centers and buyers.
  • Worked with sample handlers, Photo Studio and Distribution Centers on tracking production and Direct Marketing product samples.
  • Analyzed distribution of shipments to and from the Distribution Centers and stores across the country.
  • Allocated product from Distribution Centers to stores in preparation of an ad or special sale.
  • Supplied two distribution centers with dimension lumber, sheet goods and specialty wood products.
  • Communicate with vendors and distribution centers to confirm order status and resolve issues.
  • Correspond with distribution centers, transportation & import department to resolve shipment errors.
  • Resolved misplaced freight issues for all store locations and Distribution Centers.
  • Indicated vendor guides which assisted sales associates and distribution centers.
  • Served as liaison between clubs/distribution centers and Roadshow team.
  • Tracked purchase orders for four distribution centers, servicing 1007 stores. '

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30. Inventory Management

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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Processed samples utilizing the online inventory management system by stocking and transferring to appropriate buying division.
  • Received, priced, and stocked new merchandise utilizing a computerized inventory management system.
  • Executed inventory management resulting in more efficient inventory tracking and increased revenue.
  • Optimized inventory management by co-developing effective replenishment buying plans.
  • Inventory management control and reconciling all styles periodically.
  • Managed store inventory using computerized inventory management system.
  • Oversee supply fulfillment and inventory management.
  • Work with Pricing and Replenishment teams to optimize web pricing structures, high season inventory management and promotions through competitive analysis.
  • Created spreadsheets and reports including Best Seller and Inventory Management System sales reports used to analyze store sales performance.
  • Assist buyer in selecting merchandise, placing orders, what products are likely to sell, and inventory management.
  • Inventory management through spreadsheets of apparel samples from and overview of all samples request.
  • Inventory management, which included receiving, pricing, stocking and auditing.
  • Prepared and processed purchase orders based upon buyer's instructions Generated reliable reports for buyer to ensure proper inventory management.

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31. Powerpoint

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Here's how Powerpoint is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Provided high-level administrative support to Director of Merchandising (prepared PowerPoint presentations, etc.)
  • Maintained Trend Sample Room with color charts, trend books & bought samples used for PowerPoint trend books.
  • Prepared Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and Microsoft Word documents.
  • Used Excel and PowerPoint to create Handbags Matrix and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Complete knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Created PowerPoint presentations for Hind Sight Quarter meetings.
  • Updated photo packets in PowerPoint deck.
  • Executed Microsoft projects, including PowerPoint Presentations, Excel & Word documents, Publisher Flyers & Catalogs.
  • Build reports, powerpoints and special displays for our team.
  • Create meeting notes with Powerpoint and Excel.
  • Created PowerPoint presentations for buyers.

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32. Weekly Sales Reports

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Here's how Weekly Sales Reports is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Generated weekly sales reports for review and portal management to update all CAD merchandise information.
  • Prepared weekly sales reports and monthly sales quotas and budgets for local and foreign management.
  • Provide sales vs. projection results by preparing, analyzing and forwarding weekly sales reports.
  • Created and analyzed weekly sales reports for various departments of HomeGoods.
  • Published daily and weekly sales reports for division-wide consumption.
  • Reviewed and distributed weekly sales reports.
  • Assisted with the development of weekly sales reports.

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33. Special Events

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Here's how Special Events is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Entered monthly co-op authorization invoices for special events and advertising meeting monthly goal.
  • Assist with special events and new shop launches, execute promotional calendar, grid fixtures, and adjust lighting.
  • Provide customer service to University Staff, Faculty and students by handling campus requests for special events.
  • Administered IMS 2 in order to pull results of circulars, tests, and special events.
  • Analyzed data reports to gauge productivity of advertising circulars, tests, and special events.
  • Developed & implemented merchandise plans, special events, seasonal trunk shows & fashion shows.
  • Planned and executed trade shows, decorated seasonal, special events, and presentations.
  • Support the visual team during sale and special events throughout the store.
  • Supervised and coordinated all special events, including invitations and guest list.
  • Initiate trade and consumer promos with special events to generate volumes.
  • Visited manufacturers and attended trade shows, special events, etc.
  • Planned, coordinated and implemented special events and sales promotions.
  • Helped set-up special events all around the Columbus area.
  • Helped with setting merchandise statements and seasonal changes * Worked with other Sales Associates for special events.
  • Acted as the liaison between special events and the kid's division for Kidfest.
  • Create music playlist for flagship boutique and special events.

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34. Expense Reports

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Here's how Expense Reports is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Completed administrative related tasks including submitting expense reports and creating Excel charts.
  • Coordinated and arranged travel itineraries, secured reservations and generated expense reports.
  • Reconciled travel receipts and expense reports
  • Arranged travel including: international & domestic airline reservations, hotel accommodations, local travel, petty cash & expense reports.
  • Completed purchase orders, processed invoices, tracked expense reports and reconciled vendor disputes.
  • Retain expense reports, arrange traveling accommodations, and set up phone conference.
  • Completed foreign travel expense reports for Director of Trend and 3 managers.
  • Complete administrative tasks such as expense reports and meeting arrangements for buyers.
  • Arrange travel for team members and process all associated expense reports.
  • Create and manage international and domestic travel and expense reports.
  • Prepared and submitted expense reports for Global Product Sourcing Merchant.
  • Established a system for the department's expense reports.
  • Verified employee expense reports and requests in SAP.
  • Time and action calendars and expense reports.
  • Managed and updated databases using Microsoft Excel Compiled expense reports for directors and managers.
  • prepared and submitted expense reports for RVP and DM's

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35. Company Standards

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Here's how Company Standards is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Supported management in annual inventory cycle count as well as correcting any discrepancies uncovered per company standards.
  • Supervised Merchandise Operations Assistants assuring quality of work and financial reports met company standards.
  • Maintained integrity of all company standards for item execution across all company divisions.
  • Initiated, monitored and maintained Company standards for merchandising.
  • Execute window display, with modifications if needed, to ensure perfect installation while preserving company standards.
  • Monitored operations with a close alignment of all policies and procedures within company standards and corporate controls.
  • Managed, scheduled, evaluated, trained and led employees in accordance with company standards.
  • Created a visual manual for overseas boutiques and wholesale accounts to maintain company standards.
  • Trained associates in Enterprise Selling, company standards, and shipment processing.
  • Attended management meetings to lead by example regarding company standards.
  • Processed daily returns per company standards.
  • Assist driver Unload, merchandise, display and rotate products according to company standards Maintain customer relationships

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36. UPC

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Here's how UPC is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Attended meetings with sales representatives; assisted department buyer in selecting inventory for upcoming seasons.
  • Participated in weekly meeting to develop outline for upcoming advertising programs.
  • Review and analyze advertisements for upcoming sales.
  • Walk the floor with Department Supervisor to understand the plan and then execute the upcoming design and set for new merchandise.
  • Participate in quarterly meetings and weekly business reviews to evaluate current business trends, key opportunities, and upcoming milestone meetings.
  • Communicated daily with 30+ vendors concerning purchasing of new and current products, pricing, UPC's, and item profitability.
  • Create new product line lists, color codes and style numbers for all departments for Market Week and upcoming catalogs.
  • Initiated conference calls with photographers, graphic designers, and stylists at studios to review each shot for upcoming ads.
  • Conduct conference calls and meetings with the franchise owners in order to insure their satisfaction and discuss upcoming plans.
  • Research and create trend reports/packets for design team, overseas team, upcoming meetings, and buyers style outs.
  • Verify and manage data for the weekly store ads which includes UPC verification, item description and ad pricing.
  • Communicated Mark -up's, down's, UPC codes, style numbers and prints and patterns to vendors.
  • Assist supervisors in planning and executing upcoming design and sets for new merchandise, while following company merchandising direction.
  • Facilitated the planning of upcoming lines that included final merchandise selections for the New York & Company's collection.
  • Assisted in reviewing new product lines for upcoming seasons, and ensured information was successfully communicated to all divisions.
  • Worked closely with the sales team during market week in order to ensure understanding of the upcoming line.
  • Generated reports from Retail Link; providing item procurement history, results, and planning for upcoming events.
  • Walk the floor with peers and leaders to plan for upcoming designs and set up for new merchandise.
  • Make sure that items that are included in upcoming ads are receiving the correct deals from the vendor.
  • Handled product and artwork samples, coordinated with internal sourcing teams and developed new strategies for upcoming seasons.

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37. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Call and receive phone calls five to six times during work hours, making sure customers are being helped.
  • Performed administrative activities such as data entry, responding to emails/phone calls, and maintaining the SR.
  • Routed all incoming mail, telephone calls, faxes, packages, and e-mails as appropriate.
  • Performed regular transactions, answered telephone calls and directed phone calls in the service of customers.
  • Received vendors, answered & placed telephone calls, set appointments and coordinated buying team schedules.
  • Organize calendar, coordinate meetings, conference calls, arrange catering, and screen phone calls.
  • Supplied support to Merchandising Manager by making phone calls, sending emails and other administrative functions.
  • Received visitors and telephone calls to the office and determines the nature of requests.
  • Answer phone calls and questions over the phone and in person about company product.
  • Assist with incoming phone calls and other duties as they come about.
  • Greeted clients, file sales report, answered phone calls.
  • Received visitors as well as customers and answered phone calls.
  • Preform daily phone calls reviewing orders for shipment.
  • Received/relayed phone calls and greeted visiting vendors.

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38. Market Appointments

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Here's how Market Appointments is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Complete Merchandise Manager/Buyer itinerary paperwork including scheduling market appointments.
  • Attended market appointments and assisted the buying team with administrative and technical tasks pertaining to sale event preparation.
  • Attend market appointments to view vendor lines and determine buying assortment for upcoming season.
  • Assisted buyers with market appointments, trend research and open to buy management.
  • Attended all market appointments and was highly involved with the selection of product.
  • Support team by prepping market materials and attending market appointments.
  • Attend market appointments and assist buyers with order placement.
  • Attended market appointments for Drop Ship and Home vendors.
  • Attend market appointments to assist with the buy.
  • Attend market appointments as necessary.
  • market appointments, vendor communication.
  • Attended all market appointments to assist in selection of merchandise for the dress department on TJMaxx.com.

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39. Product Samples

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Here's how Product Samples is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Coordinate with Assistant Buyers and Marketing Manager for ad copy editing and provide salon product samples for advertising photo shoots.
  • Organized and maintained fabric swatches and product samples * Coordinated merchandise directions and managed visual concepts for flagship stores
  • Ordered, tracked, and managed product samples for reviews, new offers, and photo shoots.
  • Managed relationships with over 100 Suppliers, discussed availability of items and ordered product samples.
  • Coordinate the sourcing and testing of product samples with teams in Vendor Relations and QA.
  • Worked with the buying department on tracking, receiving and maintaining areas for product samples.
  • Coordinated and merchandised seasonal product samples, vendor sales material, SWAG and POP.
  • Maintained an inventory of product samples and submitted them for marketing and internet media.
  • Collaborate with vendor community to assist the buyer in purchasing and approving product samples.
  • Assisted in purchasing, maintaining, organizing, and tracking of product samples.
  • Communicated with Outdoor dealers and organized field testing trials of product samples.
  • Managed in-house product samples inventory ensuring ample supply for urgent requests.
  • Organized and inventoried product samples for past and upcoming seasons.
  • Obtain product samples for Marketing photo needs.
  • Tracked all incoming product samples.

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40. Customer Complaints

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Here's how Customer Complaints is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Followed through on communications and provided customer support including customer complaints, maintaining the appropriate records for reference.
  • Investigated and resolved customer complaints to retain reputation and retention rate.
  • Resolved customer complaints while effectively enforcing company policy.
  • Accept all incoming telephone calls, schedule appointments, handle customer complaints and inquiries and handle all cash transactions from customers.
  • Coordinate and/or develop department responses to divisional matters such as customer complaints, warehouse delays, and order cancels.
  • Organize store Handle Customer Complaints Greet all customer in a courteous and positive manner.
  • Answered phones, Customer Service, Customer Complaints and Cashier Reports.
  • Resolve on-line discrepancies and customer complaints through partnering with site operations.
  • Worked at Service Desk - handled customer complaints with satisfactory outcomes.
  • Resolved customer complaints as needed to support call center supervisors.
  • Handle customer complaints, exchanges and refunds and other adjustments.
  • Handled customer complaints and concerns with tact and professionalism.
  • Resolve customer complaints in a positive and professional manner.
  • Provide customer care service and ratify customer complaints.
  • Handle customer complaints for our department.
  • reviewed and responded to all customer complaints and special request for region5.

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41. Line Sheets

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Here's how Line Sheets is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Manage all changes/updates based on line sheets assortment plans and seasonal costing sheet and communicate the changes to the buyer.
  • Assist merchants with pulling samples for market, preparing line sheets and assemble and distribute packets for market week.
  • Conducted presentations on current and forthcoming product lines and managed production of line sheets as well as catalogs.
  • Create and edit line sheets for all categories, and make line sheets binders for the team.
  • Assisted in A-Line Market preparation; line sheets, pricing, organized samples, and created looks.
  • Managed the sample collection and sales line sheets for each seasonal collection editing additions and drops.
  • Prepared and maintained accuracy of event planners (line sheets) for each season buy.
  • Generated product development bibles, line sheets for market and sample purchase orders.
  • Attend the line review meetings and take notes on digital line sheets.
  • Create and update seasonal line sheets for Holiday 2013 and Spring 2014.
  • Oversee completion of line sheets and samples for buyers' packages.
  • Create and maintain line sheets for both Merchandisers and International Buyers.
  • Maintain and update line sheets for all collections.
  • Create sales tools, photograph samples to make line sheets, and break down the showrooms.
  • Sample coordination Creating Import Sheets and Retouching Notes based on designer s line sheets.
  • maintain samples by logging and issuing style numbers and creating all line sheets.
  • Maintained line sheets for drops, add-ons and switches
  • create and maintain tech packs and line sheets.
  • Design merch boards and edit line sheets.

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42. Stock Room

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Here's how Stock Room is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Update price changes on merchandise throughout store * Prepared plan-o-grams on for sales events * Organized over-stock room according to safety rules
  • Build planners via computer and in stock room ensuring both workable for stores and easy to shop.
  • Assisted stock room team to ensure a streamlined flow of merchandise to the Sales Associates.
  • Execute floor moves Keep stock rooms clean and organized while rotating through merchandise.
  • Greeted customers in friendly manner, did inventory and stock room.
  • Managed keeping stock rooms clean, organized and fully stocked.
  • Processed order information for merchandise and maintained stock room.
  • Organized merchandise in the boutique and stock rooms.
  • Loaded and unloaded trucks, organized stock room.
  • Created a comprehensive inventory system for stock room.
  • Load merchandise into carts in stock room.
  • Assisted in the tracking of merchandise in the store, on the floor and the stock room.
  • Organized the stock room and warehouse for the Merchandising branch Worked in the corporate office with members of the Merchandising team
  • Stock Supervisor Responsible for overall direction of stock room team members to ensure 100% satisfaction.

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43. Sample Room

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Here's how Sample Room is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Managed in-house sample room and worked with NY model makers to fix models and ensure product accuracy for sales presentations.
  • Merchandised showroom samples, kept sample room organized, photographed samples, created product reports.
  • Managed two large sample rooms, precisely tracking and documenting all incoming and outgoing inventory.
  • Maintained sample room, bought team calendars, set appointments, and executive assistant back-up.
  • Set up lots for ticketing merchandise; Set up sample room for seasonal buying reviews.
  • Tracked vendor samples and inventory to ensure timely deliveries, while maintaining sample room.
  • Organize sample room to prepare space for new samples for entire home division.
  • Communicated with Sample room to get samples to QA department for approval.
  • Maintained the sample room, including movement of samples and shipping packages.
  • Acted as liaison for in-house sample room and art department.
  • Order merchandise for JC Penney Stores, Maintain sample room.
  • Organize and maintain sample room and purge samples as needed.
  • Set up sample room and assisting with meeting preparation.
  • Managed all vendor and photo samples and sample room.
  • Maintained and managed sample room for entire department.
  • Managed product sample room and associated samples.
  • Manage sample arrival and sample room space.
  • Organized and maintained sample room.
  • Maintained sample rooms, shipping and receiving packages Initiate and respond to telephone inquiries between supplier, store and buying unit.
  • Visit local sample rooms to review garment production quality - Coordinate the distribution of samples to final destinations.

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44. New Associates

low Demand
Here's how New Associates is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Tend to merchandise on floor, train new associates, and perform opening and closing duties.
  • Trained new associates; resource for the department & division for systems & logistics issues.
  • Supervised Women's Accessories Department and responsible for the training of all new associates.
  • Partnered with new associates to assist with systems training and best practices quarterly.
  • Trained and mentored new Associates on organizational policies, practices and procedures.
  • Required at times to assist in the training of new associates.
  • Provide supplemental training to new associates on standards.
  • Trained new associates on all register transactions.
  • Train and surprise new associates.
  • Provided detailed oriented training to new associates that worked in these departments].
  • Coordinated merchandise in the department Supervised sales associates and trained new associates Surpassed assigned monthly sales goals Motivated and managed personnel.

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45. New Vendors

low Demand
Here's how New Vendors is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Communicated daily with vendor correspondence, resolved shipping/delivery issues and set up new vendors.
  • Provided product trend analysis and incorporated in presentations to potential new vendors and Buyers.
  • Set up new vendors in the system, and followed up with the vendors as needed on any changes.
  • Assisted the buyer with the setup of new vendors and products and helped generate purchase orders.
  • Launched twenty new vendors in eight months which was responsible for grossing $70 million annually.
  • Worked closely with category manager to create relationships with new vendors.
  • Sourced new vendors and products consistent with the DWR brand.
  • Established new vendors and managed samples, damaged merchandise.
  • Set up new vendors and items in system.
  • Send test order guidelines to new vendors.
  • Researched new vendors and production processes.
  • Created new vendors and item numbers 5.
  • Help new vendors get set up with Gordmans and Werner.

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46. Stock Levels

low Demand
Here's how Stock Levels is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Managed inventory turns, stock levels, backroom organization/maintenance and safety.
  • Order and adjust stock levels of merchandising materials accurately.
  • Generate reports for inventory stock levels, issues pricing as provided, adds requirements, etc.
  • Verified accuracy of pricing and stock levels in over 100 locations for sales and promotional mailings.
  • Communicated with suppliers to profitably manage stock levels and price changes on key items.
  • Conducted periodic reviews to assure buy quantities and stock levels meet current sales trends.
  • Worked closely with the buyer to increase in-stock levels for the auto accessories category.
  • Monitored and verified vendor deliveries to ensure proper stock levels and account credits.
  • Maintain core standards and stock levels and presentation standards for the customer.
  • Tracked sales, turn rate, stock levels and gross margin performance.
  • Managed all stock levels and determined profit/loss statements at month end.
  • Developed creative sales reports for display distribution and maintaining stock levels.
  • Restock machine to proper level, maintaining accurate in stock levels.
  • Monitor and maintain tabletop merchandise, reassuring stock levels are accurate.
  • Ensured stock levels were optimal throughout the store.
  • Maintained all stock levels and monthly inventory counts.
  • Monitored sales/stock levels to determine weekly product replenishments.
  • Performed weekly analysis of Ready-To-Wear business including best sellers, stock levels, markdowns, and individual store profits.
  • Assisted in the maintenance of stock levels for all 54 doors through RTVs and transfers.
  • Forecasted sales and stock levels to achieve planned sales and profit for the department.

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47. Daily Tasks

low Demand
Here's how Daily Tasks is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Acted as a temporary manager in the lab store, delegating daily tasks to lab associates.
  • Supported all daily tasks including pricing, proofing, vendor support and system maintenance.
  • Assist Merchant team with daily tasks such as management of purchase orders and vendor relations
  • Assisted colleagues within the department in varying capacities to execute daily tasks.
  • Train new and existing staff on effective inventory techniques and daily tasks.
  • Managed the buying operations coordinator with PO entry and daily tasks.
  • Assist pricing, accounting, and merchandising department with daily tasks.
  • Assist Product Managers with daily tasks and new product set-ups.
  • Collaborated with all team members on daily tasks and projects.
  • Assisted in daily tasks for operating the department.
  • Entered Purchase Orders, track Purchase Orders Assisted Buyers/Division Merchandise Managers with daily tasks
  • Assist Senior Merchandiser in daily tasks (i.e.
  • Delivered excellent customer service Maintained store merchandise and floor Assisted in daily tasks and objectives

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48. Ensure Accuracy

low Demand
Here's how Ensure Accuracy is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Updated inventory levels by performing periodic cycle counts to ensure accuracy and integrity, and assisted in end-of-year store inventory.
  • Invoice reconciliation and cross referencing detailed information to ensure accuracy of any and all product/financial information is shared.
  • Utilized garment construction knowledge to ensure accuracy of all product details/info online.
  • Compared invoices against procurement to ensure accuracy and for correction.
  • Corresponded on a consistent basis with creative team in New York to ensure accuracy of various schedules and shipments.
  • Create and ensure accuracy of ad promo files that are sent to the Pricing Department to initiate promotional pricing.
  • Coordinated sign program with outside vendors to ensure accuracy and appearance of in-store signs.
  • Maintained all line up books, catalogs and price lists to ensure accuracy
  • Conduct weekly site audits to ensure accuracy of imaging and copy online.
  • Acted as liaison between buyer and allocator to ensure accuracy of merchandise orders.

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49. Vendor Meetings

low Demand
Here's how Vendor Meetings is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Participated at vendor meetings and developed valuable business partnerships.
  • Established relationships with vendors and attended vendor meetings.
  • Planned and coordinated vendor meetings, created meeting agendas as well as developed presentations for related on-site and off-site meetings.
  • Assisted buyers in vendor meetings by pulling focus reports and previous purchase orders to review vendor's product performance.
  • Coordinate team and vendor meetings and manage Buyer and Associate/Assistant Buyer's calendar.
  • Conducted vendor meetings to uncover new products, costing for upcoming catalog.
  • Attended vendor meetings and presented sales recap for Buyer and vendors.
  • Attend vendor meetings and Style Outs and provide feedback on selections.
  • Assisted buyers in preparation for planning and vendor meetings.
  • Organized vendor meetings and dinners both on and off-site.
  • Attended all vendor meetings as required.
  • Scheduled Vendor meetings with Product Managers.
  • Supported Buyers with preparation for planning and vendor meetings, tradeshows and other meetings as required.

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50. Sales Data

low Demand
Here's how Sales Data is used in Merchandising Assistant jobs:
  • Provided executive-level administrative support to the Merchant of 10 different product categories, analyzed sales data and created reports/spreadsheets.
  • Analyze and organize weekly and monthly sales data into spreadsheets to determine patterns and priorities of the OpenSky customer.
  • Recorded and analyzed stock-to-sales data, prepared weekly sales analyses, and processed merchandise invoices.
  • Managed sales data for transfers between Marc by Marc Jacobs in Taiwan.
  • Calculated sales data from spreadsheets to assure correct allocation of merchandise.
  • Pulled sales data from corporate network and reported to department management.
  • Analyzed sales data and constructed sales reports for the President.
  • Prepared and maintained spreadsheets for all vendors tracking sales data.
  • Analyzed Point of Sales data for Department.
  • Analyzed categories using in-house sales data.
  • Prepared and maintained Ad-hoc reports to analyze sales data, track product inventory and open orders.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Merchandising Assistant

New Merchandise29.3%
Vendor Relations13.2%
Purchase Orders10.7%
Customer Service10.5%
Sales Floor8.8%
Buying Office6.6%
SKU2.5%
Inventory Control2.4%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Merchandising Assistant

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
New Merchandise
New Merchandise
24.8%
24.8%
2
2
Vendor Relations
Vendor Relations
11.2%
11.2%
3
3
Purchase Orders
Purchase Orders
9%
9%
4
4
Customer Service
Customer Service
8.9%
8.9%
5
5
Sales Floor
Sales Floor
7.4%
7.4%
6
6
Buying Office
Buying Office
5.6%
5.6%
7
7
SKU
SKU
2.1%
2.1%
8
8
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
2%
2%
9
9
Data Entry
Data Entry
1.9%
1.9%
10
10
Product Placement
Product Placement
1.5%
1.5%
11
11
Sales Goals
Sales Goals
1.3%
1.3%
12
12
Product Information
Product Information
1.2%
1.2%
13
13
New Product Development
New Product Development
1.2%
1.2%
14
14
New Items
New Items
1.1%
1.1%
15
15
E-Commerce
E-Commerce
1%
1%
16
16
Product Knowledge
Product Knowledge
1%
1%
17
17
Market Research
Market Research
0.9%
0.9%
18
18
Retail Store
Retail Store
0.9%
0.9%
19
19
POS
POS
0.8%
0.8%
20
20
Special Projects
Special Projects
0.8%
0.8%
21
21
RTV
RTV
0.8%
0.8%
22
22
Special Orders
Special Orders
0.8%
0.8%
23
23
Weekly Basis
Weekly Basis
0.7%
0.7%
24
24
Product Selection
Product Selection
0.6%
0.6%
25
25
Timely Delivery
Timely Delivery
0.6%
0.6%
26
26
Order Entry
Order Entry
0.6%
0.6%
27
27
Travel Arrangements
Travel Arrangements
0.6%
0.6%
28
28
Trade Shows
Trade Shows
0.5%
0.5%
29
29
Distribution Centers
Distribution Centers
0.5%
0.5%
30
30
Inventory Management
Inventory Management
0.5%
0.5%
31
31
Powerpoint
Powerpoint
0.5%
0.5%
32
32
Weekly Sales Reports
Weekly Sales Reports
0.5%
0.5%
33
33
Special Events
Special Events
0.5%
0.5%
34
34
Expense Reports
Expense Reports
0.5%
0.5%
35
35
Company Standards
Company Standards
0.5%
0.5%
36
36
UPC
UPC
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Market Appointments
Market Appointments
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Product Samples
Product Samples
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Customer Complaints
Customer Complaints
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
Line Sheets
Line Sheets
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Stock Room
Stock Room
0.4%
0.4%
43
43
Sample Room
Sample Room
0.4%
0.4%
44
44
New Associates
New Associates
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
New Vendors
New Vendors
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Stock Levels
Stock Levels
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
Daily Tasks
Daily Tasks
0.4%
0.4%
48
48
Ensure Accuracy
Ensure Accuracy
0.4%
0.4%
49
49
Vendor Meetings
Vendor Meetings
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
Sales Data
Sales Data
0.4%
0.4%

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