Entry Level Merchandising Associate in Seffner, Florida at Rooms To Go

Date Posted: 11/18/2019

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    11540 U.S. 92
    Seffner, Florida
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Job Description

We are currently seeking a  Merchandising Associate for Rooms To Go. This is an expansion position which will focus on supply chain planning for our Bedroom category. This position is a unique opportunity to work with a growing company, and combine cross functional skills to utilize your experience in supply chain, supplier performance management and strategic sourcing. The Merchandising Associate role is your starting point to grow your career while working in an exciting and engaging environment!

You will work closely with our buyers to ensure that products remain in stock for customers to purchase, all while maximizing cost savings and operational excellence.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Merchandise Tracking on a variety of products
  • Develop key relationships with external suppliers and Rooms To Go buyers.
  • Forecast product production and flow of goods
  • Extensive Detail Orientation a must
  • Inventory Planning, Flow and Follow-up
  • Optimizing inventory efficiency and inventory turns
  • Freight/Logistics management
  • Plan and forecast for future merchandise buys based on historical buys, reoccurring buys and current inventory levels.
  • Review stock to sales ratios.
  • Maintain merchandise flow-through.
  • Input and maintain data in various systems.
  • Administrative support to the buying team including scheduling vendor appointments, preparation of adhoc reports, maintenance of vendor files and routine correspondence.
  • Gain an understanding of the merchandising process and product lifecycle.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain or a Business related major, with a strong focus in analytics from an established and accredited university, OR equivalent experience in the merchandising or supply chain field
  • 1-2+ years in related work experience
  • Experience in retail environment a plus.
  • Intermediate level knowledge of MS Office.
  • Ability to spot trends and translate them into product suggestions desired by our target customer.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage multiple assignments at the same time.
  • Must have the ability to communicate with all stakeholders on a daily basis to maximize opportunities and minimize risks.
  • Strong math and analytical skills with the ability to identify outliers and trends and problem solving skills required.