Position Summary:
Position Summary
The Merchandise Assistant is responsible for compiling, processing, disseminating and maintaining merchandise information, supporting activities which drive sales, and providing other clerical support to Buyers and Assistant Buyers within the Buying area.

Major responsibilities include:
Item Database Maintenance
Purchase Order Management
Administrative/Clerical support

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
Essential Functions

Item Database
  • Set up and maintain items in Belk’s Item Database for special orders
  • Set up items in database
  • Enter price changes
Purchase Order Management
  • Create and input orders into Purchase Order Management system
  • Change and update purchase orders as needed
  • Process Return To Vendor (RTV's) / damaged merchandise/ returns
  • Maintain shipping log for orders
  • Track shipping and receipts
Administrative / Clerical
  • Prepare specification sheets for advertising
  • Administer sample programs for advertising
  • Copying, faxing, and filing for Buyer and Assistant Buyer
  •  Prepare Excel spreadsheets for report formats as required
  • Prepare PowerPoint presentations as needed

Position Requirements
Education & Experience: 
  • Four-year college degree preferred
  • Previous retail experience
  • Familiar with standard PCs and business software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Advanced computer navigational skills
  • Proficient analytical skills
  • Ability to perform light to medium lifting
  • Ability to load/unload freight or samples
  • Ability to operate computer & keyboard
  • Ability to manipulate merchandise both hanging & folding
Reports Directly to: Buyer
Supervises: N/A

For reasonable accommodation information for an ADAAA qualified disability please see Belk Associate Handbook for policy and procedures.

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