A mix of creative design, comparative shopping, and sourcing, this is a dynamic and ever changing position. If you like to have your hand on every piece, you’ll excel in this role. The Merchandise Assistant is the perfect opportunity to learn all aspects the product life cycle of our private brands at Belk.
Sales / Margin:
• Monitor, report, and analyze advertising and sales performance by style, classification, and department.
Development / Assortment:
•Shop retail market to identify assortment, incoming trends and pricing opportunities based on competitive landscape.
•Set up and maintain presentation and trend boards.
•Prepare materials for merchant line reviews. Assist in recapping, finalizing, and communicating style placement to cross functional development team, agent, and vendors.
• Assist PM and other team members, to communicate all target costs and quantities by style
•Track new packaging label and hang tag requests.
• Maintain awareness of all departments in order to assist the team as needed.
• Maintain color cards.
Production / T&A:
•Partner with cross functional design, packaging, logistics, and merchant teams to ensure product needs and deadlines are met.
•Set up and manage style record and purchase order creation and maintenance; accountable for the integrity and accuracy of all data entered into PLM.
•Support e-commerce with style records creation and maintenance in CARS.
•Order and track development, pre-production, advertising, e-commerce, and top-of-production samples.
•Review trim charts and ticket approvals.
•Track shipping, communicate issues to Product Manager and merchant teams.
•Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent business experience.
•Minimum of 1 yrs experience in product development or its equivalent.
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Intermediate to Advanced MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) skills.
•Ability to be detail oriented, flexible, self-motivated.
•Able to see and distinguish colors.
Reports Directly to:
•Product Manager or Associate Product Manager