Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. (www.belk.com) is the nation’s largest privately owned department store company with over 300 Belk stores and 23,000 associates located in 16 states with revenues of $4 billion and growing. Belk.com was awarded the Fastest Growing E-Retailer recognition from Internet Retailer Magazine in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Recently named in Stores Magazine as one of the Top 50 online retailers, we are also philanthropic and provided over $19.0 million in support to local communities, education initiatives, and breast cancer. In 2013, we proudly celebrated our 125th anniversary with a continued commitment to our mission, “To satisfy the modern Southern lifestyle like no one else, so that our customers get the fashion they desire and the value they deserve.” We are investing heavily in business areas like IT, Omni-Channel, Ecommerce, and Innovation and are looking for talented people to join our diverse and inclusive Belk team.
The Merchandise Assistant is responsible for
compiling, processing, disseminating and maintaining merchandise information
and providing other clerical support to Buyers and Assistant Buyers within the
- Set up and maintain
items in database, including special orders;
- Enter price changes
into PMF program in order to alter pricing for stores and eCommerce
- Manage purchase
orders (PO’s): create new POs, track orders (shipping and receipts);
process Return To Vendors (RTV’s), update/change POs as needed using APX
and SPO systems
- Pull business results of
circulars, tests, and special events
- Generate reports and
analyze data in order to support marketing workflow, pricing/signing, and
style selling strategies & objectives
- Track and communicate
vendor data using PO tracking systems
- Perform various Marketing Workflow activities: enter in copy
information for ads, perform image requests, fill out styles for turn-in, provide
artistic direction regarding product photos, enter sales projections; prepare advertising
specification sheets, administer sample programs
- Supports CARS/eComm
teams as necessary which may include acquiring samples, developing item
descriptions, and providing additional information
administrative/clerical duties including copying, faxing, and filing for
the Buyer and Assistant Buyer
- Provide coaching and
training on systems and office procedures to fellow MAs, Executive
Trainees (ETs), and Assistant Buyers
- Enter co-op contracts
into BMS program in order to track co-op advertising financials
- Special projects and
other duties as assigned.
- All employees are expected to be in compliance with
government and corporate laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Education, and Experience:
Bachelors degree and/or equivalent years of experience
- Bachelors degree
- Specific work or project experience: Demonstrated
basic-level Microsoft Excel proficiency
Knowledge, Skills, and
with standard PCs and business software (Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel,
computer navigational skills.
- Analyzes data from multiple sources to
identify trends & risks, resolve issues, and recognize opportunities.
- Flexible; capable of shifting to different projects as priorities
change; successfully navigates ambiguity and drives business results
regardless of obstacles
- Ability to sit for long periods of time and enter data in a computer.
knowledge of and experience in the retail industry, including exposure
to pricing and advertising methodology
- Demonstrated experience using Oracle systems
reasonable accommodation information for an ADAAA qualified disability please
see Belk Associate Handbook for policy and procedures.
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