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Assistant Vendor Manager- eCommerce Merchandising

Ashcomm, LLC
Tampa, FL, United States

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Description

The Assistant Vendor Manager is accountable for supporting the eCommerce Vendor Management team in maximizing the Company’s business through the development and implementation of web-based merchandise placement strategies that address customer needs for assigned category. This involves supporting the creation and implementation of a robust online merchandising platform and assisting in the creation of compelling supplier presentations. This position will help attain the Company’s goals of increasing customer acquisition and selection growth.

Primary Job Functions

    • Assist the eCommerce Vendor Management team to help implement a compelling, well-balanced merchandising strategy to support the achievement of financial objectives.
    • Research fashion trends, retail landscape and other relevant data and present to Vendor Management leadership to help identify potential selection expansion.
    • Analyze traffic patterns and keep record of customer behavior and shopping patterns; share information and provide recommendations for updates and changes to the website.
    • Assist Vendor Management leadership in monitoring supplier partner performance against pre-identified service and financial Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
    • Analyze reports, draw conclusions and make recommendations regarding products and categories.
    • Communicate with the business, technical teams and external partners to implement new site functionality and enhancements.
    • Assist merchandising partners with utilization of Ashley Item creation process.
    • Assist in optimizing the online assortment by adding new products and/or categories.
    • Assist in executing long-term and seasonal ecommerce merchandising strategies.
    • Assist in identifying and onboarding new partners; ensure new products and partners meet the compliance and vendor requirements.

Job Qualifications

Education:

·Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Marketing or related field or equivalent work experience, Required. MBA preferred.

Experience:

•2 years experience in traditional retail buying and/or site merchandising for a major department store, specialty retailer or ecommerce operation, Required

Licenses or Certifications

·None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·Knowledge of ecommerce and/or web-based retailing

·Knowledge of an enterprise web analytics platform, such as Adobe Omniture or Google Analytics

·Knowledge of merchandising, pricing and assortment planning.

·Knowledge of retail math, Open-to-Buy and system analysis.

·Strong attention to detail

·Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·Excellent interpersonal skills

·Effective time management and organizational skills

·Work independently as well as in a team environment

·Document management system

·Analytical and problem solving skills

·Maintain confidentiality

·Working knowledge of Continuous Improvement

·Handle multiple projects simultaneously within established time constraints

·Proficient computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite, internet

·Perform under strong demands in a fast-paced environment

·Work professionally with customers and co-workers to efficiently serve our customers, treating both with enthusiasm and respect

·Display empathy, understanding and patience with employees and external customers

·Respond professionally in situations with difficult employee/vendor/customer issues or inquiries

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