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Category Administrative Associate - Merchandising

Company: Michaels
Location: Irving
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Support Center - IrvingWe're here for the Makers! Come be a part of the team where innovation and teamwork come together to support the most exciting missions in the world!
Michaels is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are here for all Team Members and all Makers to create, innovate and be better together. To review a comprehensive list of benefits, please visit Michaels Benefits
CO, CT and NYC only -To review pay ranges for the position you are applying for, please visit Michaels Pay Ranges - CO, CT, Ithaca and NYC only
Under the direction of a Category Director or Category Manager, the Category Administrative Associate (CAA) is responsible for providing administrative support for Merchandising and is considered an entry level Buyer role. The CAA works closely with Category Directors/Managers, Associate Category Managers, and the Product Development Team to ensure merchandising and development activities are properly executed.

Administrative processes that support category management & product development process:

  • Complete and expedite paperwork necessary to support buying process
  • Set up new vendors
  • Establish, sets up & maintains SKU data in SPEDY
    • Utilizing systems (RMS, SPEDY) verify & input SKU setup information
    • Ensure quotes run through the process in a timely manner
    • HTS & DBC follow up as needed. Create batch lists of Quote Sheets uploaded into SPEDY for Merchant team
    • PIAB worksheet (HTS information) completed
    • Enter data into Retek.
    • Maintain Excel assortment plans with SKU detail, in partnership with Associate Category Manager
    • Write seasonal purchase orders - Final Proof - Associate Category Manager
    • Process and track purchase orders through the system - Process changes and communicate them to the vendor. Work with internal departments to develop wave breaks and generate POs, as needed
    • Run daily and weekly sales reports by class and department using MARS and Power BI
    • Respond to customer and store requests as needed
    • Schedule and coordinate meetings, conference calls, and other events
    • Copy and collate reports, as needed
    • Maintain seasonal files and manage archives
    • Maintain and organize sample room and coordinate with partners for sample sales
    • Mock up packaging for samples for POG walks
      • Ensure ad accuracy of signage and download
      • Proof ad for accuracy. Input comments into proofing system, as needed
      • Order and coordinate ad samples from vendors to Advertising
      • Pack and deliver samples from Planogram (POG) to Advertising
      • Maintain ad books and files
      • Print Matrix reports
        Planogram (POG):
        • Request, track, and organize samples pre/post planogram review.
        • Proof planograms to ensure layout and SKU accuracy
        • Compile information for store notification (Hot items, shifts, late merchandise notifications)
        • Execute the product presentation in the model store.
        • Support the ACM with the set up and management of the POG area for the overall category, including private label brands
          • Download and distribute vendor sales on an exception basis, with CD/CM approval
          • Print vendor scorecards on an exception basis, with CD/CM approval
            Other duties as assigned

            Minimum Special Certifications or technical skills
            • Requires a thorough understanding of MS Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
              Preferred Education
              • Four-year college degree in Merchandising or Marketing is strongly preferred, other majors will be considered
                Physical Requirements
                • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
                • Frequent physical movement including standing, stooping, bending, use of ladder at times and lifting

                  Applicants in the U.S. must satisfy federal, state, and local legal requirements of the job.

Keywords: Michaels, Irving , Category Administrative Associate - Merchandising, Hospitality & Tourism , Irving, Texas

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