Merchandise Assistant

Citi Trends, Inc. New York City , NY 10018

Posted 2 months ago

SUMMARY: This person provides support to the merchandising team by working directly with the buyers in a specific assigned department. This person, under supervision from the buyers, works with the vendors, stores and other associates in the company to ensure merchandise gets to our stores.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Administrative Support to the merchandising team.

  • Supports buyers in creating, submitting and tracking purchase orders.

  • Accurately enters orders into systems.

  • Corresponds with vendors for shipping details. Reports delivery issues to buyer.

  • Obtains samples for approval prior to shipping.

  • Pulls data and creates selling reports for the merchant team.

  • Maintains professional relationships with external vendors and internal partners via telephone, fax, email and face-to-face meetings.

  • Communicates to vendors daily regarding purchase orders, amendments, traffic issues, as well as any pre-ticketing issues.

  • Manages samples upon receipt.

  • Prepares merchandise for presentations/meetings with the buying team.

  • Assists with special projects to include researching information.

  • Prepares daily status and other management reports as required.

  • Answering telephones, bookkeeping, typing, office machine operation, and filing.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school degree or equivalent. Minimum 1 year of related administrative or secretarial experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Proficient in Microsoft Office. Computer skills in Excel.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and understand documents such as general correspondence, department reports, OTB reports and office procedures/memos. Ability to communicate effectively with vendors and fellow associates.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to talk and hear

  • Manual dexterity is required to operate computer and telephone

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Merchandise Assistant

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