Anthropologie: Temporary Merchandise Assistant (Canonsburg)

  • Canonsburg, PA

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Retail



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Founded in 1992, Anthropologie (www.anthropologie.com) operates more than 175 retail stores in North America and Europe, and ships to over 100 countries worldwide via our ecommerce channels. We cater to fashionable, educated, and creative women between the ages of 28 to 45, who desire an inspirational shopping experience. To that end, we are committed to exceeding her expectations in unexpected, delightful ways. Our unique product assortment includes women's apparel and accessories, home furnishings and dcor, gifts, beauty, and found objects. Our mission is to provide our customer with an unimagined experience.

Title: Temporary Merchandise Assistant- Accessories

Reports toBuyer

This position will run from August until December

Overview

As a Merchandise Assistant (MA), you will support the daily operational functions within your designated buying area; support the buying team in managing the overall merchandise flow. You will also learn to develop key cross functional relationships with both the market and internal partners: distribution center, design, and production. The MA is also responsible for partnering with the Assistant Buyer on all necessary tasks.

Responsibilities

Samples

Open all packages and distribute to the appropriate Assistant Buyer for review
Organize all sample areas (our area, desk, shelves, etc.)
Manage and set up samples for all styleouts and other meetings
Keep a sample log to track location and other critical information
Call in any missing samples from vendors or request from production via sample log
Organize and file all vendor catalogs.
Work with Assistant Buyer to request appropriate number of samples for web turnover, catalog shoots, press previews, and other meetings

Mail/Email

Check all mailboxes and distribute mail twice daily
Open all mail and distribute to the appropriate Assistant Buyer for review
Drop inter office mail off in mailroom
Answer all emails promptly and in an organized fashion

Visual Merchandising

Take digital photos of all items
Manage and maintain picture packs
Take pictures of finalizations and styleouts

Web Velocity/Turnover

Print departments classes on the combined web velocity for the Buyer and each Assistant Buyer
Compile a preliminary web turnover list based on what the Product Assistant Coordinator sends out on Fridays and what is entered in MTS, work with the Assistants to compile a final list
Pass all samples to the Product Coordination team with completed tags and Product Information sheets weekly
Participate in the weekly velocity meeting

Vendor Communication

After opening unsolicited samples, contact vendors with feedback
Answer various inquiries, especially shipping related
Set up new vendors as needed

Attribute Management

Run reports every Monday morning for Buyer and Assistant Buyers
Make all necessary attribute changes and confirm everything is coded correctly

Calendar

Review the Buyers calendar weekly and prepare for upcoming meetings
Add meetings to the Buyers calendar and book rooms when appropriate
Monitor excel home calendar and maintain awareness of all upcoming deadlines

Market

Visit local stores to inspect execution and get a sense of general wear/tear to home product.
Read magazines and bring tear sheets / ideas to the table for new merchandise and trends

Qualifications

Must exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Detail Oriented.
Ability to work in a fast paced work environment.
An understanding of the customer's wants and needs and the ability to identify the appropriate product/trend that will appeal to the customer and meet their expectations.
Ability to prioritize projects and handle multiple tasks.
Must demonstrate creative thinking.
1-2 Years retail experience or internship.

Education Bachelors Degree in Fashion, Business, or a related field.

Location Philadelphia, PA

Travel Some travel required.

REQUISITION DETAILS
Associated topics: inventory, merchandise, merchandiser, merchandising, procurement, retail merchandiser, stocking, supply chain, warehouse, warehouse associate


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