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Working As A Sample Supervisor

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information
  • Scheduling Work and Activities
  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $56,340

    Average Salary

What Does A Sample Supervisor Do At Ross Stores, Inc.

* Responsible for the human resources management of 6–8 Sample Support Coordinators and Administrators, who support Merchants in sample support activities.
* Proactively manage associates on a continual basis; set performance standards, hold associates to agreed-upon deadlines and provide constructive feedback and coaching.
* Work with Merchant team to accurately assess individuals against set performance standards; ensure that Sample Coordinators and Administrators clearly understand job expectations.
* Meet with Merchant Support Manager and interface with Merchant counterparts on a recurring basis to understand business peaks in sample volume, and effectively allocate sample resources appropriately.
* Demonstrate ability to establish strong relationships with Merchants and exercise flexibility when unforeseen peaks and valleys in workload occur.
* Work with other Merchant Support Supervisors to balance workload when necessary.
* Partner with Technical Services as needed to implement new processes and train associates.
* Maintains a “service-minded” approach to managing this internal sample service to the Merchants.
* Demonstrates problem solving skills.
* Objectively assess fluid business situations that may differ from division to division.
* Anticipate potential problems and generate ideas, insights and solutions to resolve or "head-off" potential problems.
* Maintain understanding of Sample and Merchant adherence to processes and effectively report up to Merchant Support Manager on issues related to process compliance.
* Must maintain strong knowledge and proficiency in the sample database and processes.
* Act as a resource for ongoing Sample training and for day-to-day questions from associates and the business.
* Complete operational reporting to help understand team performance and identify areas for improvement.
* Synthesize sample best practices from associates and share across the Merchant Support organization.
* Must understand how to implement streamlined processes

What Does A Sample Supervisor Do At TJX

* Implement and manage the Samples workflow to get product in and through the Time to Market (TM) process, from the time of purchase order is entered to the time the product is published on the website(s).
* This requires monitoring the amount of purchase orders coming in along with the dollars being received; adjusting the TM quantity when needed to accommodate increases bases on dollars and quantity of styles (this is generally caused by Retail Show season).
* This is accomplished by the use of Receiving’s Priority Log, Sample Status (Samples Tracking System) and several other reports.
* Manage process to make sure samples arrive in a timely manner.
* The goal is to have styles available for Catalogs and published to the website(s) prior to the bulk shipment being received, allowing us to sell the product immediately.
* This would include making sure samples have been ordered within 24 hours of the time the purchase order has been entered with the first follow up coming within 24 hours verifying the vendor has received the request, with the goal of having samples shipped within 5 business days of the Sample Request having been sent to the vendor.
* Manage TM’s making sure all samples needed are within the workflow process in a timely manner, as well as monitoring the flow in and out of each of the following departments: Specs, Photography, Color Correct and Copy.
* Work with Merchandising, Planners and QA for items to be added or removed from websites.
* Keep track of received product (from the bulk shipment) not yet published to the web, having the goal to keep the percentage of dollars not published below 2%.
* Address all QA issues as samples come through the Sample department, involving the Buyer Assistants, Buyer and QA department when needed.
* Making sure if changes have been made the proper notes have been added to assist the Receiving department when the shipment arrives.
* Work with various departments making sure the samples needed are requested and processed in a timely manner, adjusting the workflow when needed to accommodate their needs.
* Verify all products on the website have images and Color Chips using various reports.
* Verify all products on the website have a Color Family associated with it using various reports.
* This allows a customer to search by color on the website.
* Work with Photography so Vendor Images can be used when appropriate.
* Manage styles requested to be un-published, verifying they are republished at the appropriate time.
* These can be un-published due to QA issues or at a Vendor’s request such as MAP dating.
* Verify styles are published to website.
* Manage the Samples inventory, making sure unneeded inventory has been moved to the Fulfillment Center and made available for sale; this would include any product coming back from the Photography stock.
* Manage samples determined cannot be sent to the Fulfillment Center are sent to the Retail store, making sure all have an item number and pricing when needed with the goal of it being sent on a weekly basis.
* Work with OMS and Reports to create better ways to monitor and process samples throughout workflow processes.
* Work with Buying Assistants and QA Pod group with issues and questions they may have on the proper way to set up style numbers, colors and sizes.
* Manage changes being made to a style, making sure images and copy match inventory.
* This job description is not all encompassing and other responsibilities may be assigned

What Does A Sample Supervisor Do At PPD

* Oversee the quality and productivity of daily operations.
* Interact with internal departments and identifies opportunities for process and efficiency improvements.
* Train and schedule operations personnel.
* Prepare process documents, and act as a back-up to management, when needed.
* Perform and/or delegate all activities necessary to ensure sample management deliverables are met

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • German

  • Carrier

  • Spanish


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Top Sample Supervisor Skills

  1. Safety
  2. Andresult Entry
  3. Procedures
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  • Complied with all Environmental, Health & Safety regulations and practiced good housekeeping duties.
  • Supervised sample department for pasta manufacturing company.
  • Supervised technicians who process catalysts for sample orders and small production orders to meet stringent customer specifications.
  • Worked closely with Document Control group to improve the quality of the system under GMP and FDA regulation.
  • Performed sample inventory audits; reported all variances and deviations to appropriate authorities.

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