1-800-Flowers.Com, Inc. Medford , OR 97501
Major responsibilities of the position are listed below. To perform the job successfully, the individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties, assignments and specific projects may be assigned at the discretion of executive management
Support product development, internal and external; assortment planning; and profitability goals of the department providing timely analyses and accurate reporting.
Support Merchandise Managers in communicating related product information to all cross functional partners (Marketing, Operations, Customer Service, Product Development).
Independently manage an area of the business; lead assortment planning, pricing, cost negotiations, and all channel placement through the entire product lifecycle.
Evaluate and recommend appropriate actions to remove low contributing products from the assortment.
Ensure company and vendor deadlines are met through timely communication and asset acquisition (photo samples, product information, enclosures, product tasting samples).
Partner with inventory management team to assure that products are delivered in a timely manner to minimize out of stocks and lost sales.
Manage all system requirements, including assortment planning, item set ups, product information, price changes, others as needed.
Track and evaluate expiring merchandise; prepare recommendations for appropriate action to resolve immediate issues, and eliminate expiring product in the future.
Maintain current knowledge and understanding of key competitor's product and promotional trends and best merchandising practices in catalog, online, and direct marketing channels.
Manage vendor relationships and external partner communication.
Update job knowledge by participating in conferences, trade shows, and educational opportunities as appropriate; reading professional publications; maintaining professional networks.
Other duties as assigned.
A Bachelor's Degree in Merchandising, Business or a related field or equivalent experience.
1-3 years related experience in project management or a buying department.
Experience in baked goods, confections, specialty or luxury goods retail desired.
Ability to analyze reports and draw conclusions/ recommendations
Strong coordination skills, ability to multi-task and manage to a deadline
Ability to work with multiple teams, vendors, partners and management.
Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills, particularly in Excel required.
Strong presentation skills required. Must be comfortable speaking to large groups of people and with all levels of management.
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled