Position Summary:

High Level 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.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Responsibilities & Essential Functions

  • 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 eComm teams as necessary which may include acquiring samples, developing item descriptions, and providing additional information

Additional Responsibilities

  • Perform 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.


Position Requirements

Education & Experience

·         Four-year college degree preferred

·         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


  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the retail industry, including exposure to pricing and advertising methodology

Demonstrated experience using Oracle systems

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.


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

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