Temporary Merchandising Assistant

Temporary Merchandising Assistant

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Job Function Merchandising and Sourcing
  • Employment Type Full Time
  • Position Type Hourly
  • Requisition 1266760BR

What you'll do at

Completes work assignments and priorities in the Merchandising area by using policies, data, and resources; collaborating with managers, coworkers, customers, and other business partners; identifying priorities, deadlines, and expectations; carrying out tasks; communicating progress and information; determining and recommending ways to address improvement opportunities; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback. Contributes to the management of key financial metrics by generating reports from Retail Link; providing item procurement history, results, and planning for upcoming events; creating and tracking cost reductions and co-ops; working with suppliers and Finance to correct and resolve issues; and creating and sending product offers to Members. Coordinates activities for category product demonstrations, new programs, and promotions by communicating with buyers, suppliers, and Replenishment; scheduling demonstrations; preparing materials (for example, sales sheets, scripts, club list); determining cost and sell by state, city, county, and club; creating multiple new items per month; ordering promotions and tracking to ensure delivery; reporting results; communicating processes, direction, and issues to Field Management, suppliers, and associates; and drafting program direction. Creates and maintains item files by determining and scheduling product flow to clubs; building new item forms (for example, pack size pallet configuration, Universal Product Code (UPC)); verifying item pricing and distribution; creating direct-ship purchase orders; creating pack sell cost changes; processing item status changes and markdowns; communicating item number to Replenishment to facilitate ordering; and tracking stock keeping unit (SKU) budgets; implementing inventory adjustments (for example, markdowns, liquidations, returns). Manages and resolves Remedy tickets, club calls, and Member requests by responding to communication from clubs and suppliers (for example, emails, phone calls); dispatching communication regarding pricing errors, compliance, and Member requests to Clubs; processing bottle deposits and cash redemption value (CRV); figuring cost and sell by state, city, county, and package; and linking CRV or bottle deposits to product item numbers. Provides administrative support by running routine and ad hoc reports (for example, club, supplier, Member history); assisting the buyer with category reviews; maintaining supplier and Member files; filing quality control results; tracking preproduction and production testing for item and supplier; requesting and handling Buyer samples; answering telephone calls and emails; and reconciling Member account and payment issues. Processes special orders or requests by gathering item information; reviewing item requests from Clubs to determine item availability; checking current stock keeping unit (SKU) budget for clubs; following up on out-of-date issues to determine if additional credit is available for clubs; and setting forecasting on new items. Complies with company policies, procedures, and standards of ethics and integrity by implementing related action plans; using the Open Door Policy; and applying these in executing business processes and practices.

Minimum Qualifications

Enters and locates information on computer. Sits or stands for long periods of time. Communicates effectively in person or by using telecommunications equipment. Creates documents, reports, etc., using a writing instrument (such as a pencil or pen) or computer. Visually verifies information, often in small print. Reads information, often in small print.

Preferred Qualifications

1 year experience using the intermediate functions of Microsoft Office (for example, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

About Sam's Club

Sam Walton opened the first Sam's Club in 1983 to meet a growing need among customers who wanted to buy merchandise in bulk. Since then, Sam's Club has grown rapidly, opening more than 600 clubs in the U.S. and 100 clubs internationally. By offering affordable, wholesale merchandise to members, Sam's Club helps make saving simple for families and small business owners.

Sam's Club employs about 110,000 associates in the U.S. The average club is 134,000 square feet and offers bulk groceries and general merchandise. Most clubs also have specialty services, such as a pharmacy, an optical department, a photo center, or a tire and battery center.
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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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