Merchandising Assistant

| Chicago

DESCRIPTION

Position Overview:

The Merchandising Assistant is a unique entry-level role within our Business Development/Merchandising team, which sources and selects products for our subscription boxes and eCommerce shop. The Assistant will be involved in supporting the end-to-end merchandising process, but also will be expected to work on high-impact strategic projects.

 

What you will do:

  • Support the product purchasing and box finalization process, including:
    • Creating purchase orders and confirming with manufacturing partners
    • Ensuring on-time product delivery
    • Creating in-box experience materials
    • Communicating with partners to respond to questions or concerns
    • Managing the samples and imaging process
    • Onboarding new partners
  • Manage inventory to expand ecommerce sales
    • Optimize inventory turns using quantitative and qualitative data
    • Create opportunities for excess inventory
  • Maintain accurate product details within our Product Information Management system
  • Assist the Business Development team with other strategic initiatives

 

What will make you successful:

  • Knowledge of fishing tackle.
  • Ability to adapt to different working and communication styles
  • Ability to make progress independently
  • Drive to proactively improve processes and performance
  • Persistence in following through with initiatives
  • Comfort in working in an unpredictable environment that sometimes results in multiple plan changes over the course of a day
  • Interest in any of the following: ecommerce, startups, outdoor sports

What makes this a special opportunity:

  • This is an excellent role for a candidate looking to enter business development or merchandising
  • We are a small team that places a lot of emphasis on coaching and professional development
  • We are a dynamic early-stage startup with tons of momentum (ranked #435 on the 2017 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies)
  • We place a premium on building a great culture made up of great people
  • You will work with and learn from experienced leaders who have a track record of building successful companies
  • We are based in Chicago’s West Loop (one of the best restaurant neighborhoods in the world), with easy access to all major public transportation system

REQUIREMENTS

What experience you need:

  • Knowledge of fishing tackle required.
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail while balancing multiple priorities
  • Experience with analyzing data
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word
  • Excellent listening, verbal, written and communication skills
  • Experience in ecommerce and fishing a plus
  • Ability to adapt to different working and communication styles
  • Ability to make progress independently
  • Drive to proactively improve processes and performance
  • Persistence in following through with initiatives
  • Comfort in working in an unpredictable environment that sometimes results in multiple plan changes over the course of a day
  • Interest in any of the following: ecommerce, startups, outdoor sports

BENEFITS

  • Competitive Medical Dental and Vision insurance.
  • Ability to work from home.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • "Take what you need" vacation policy.
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Location

Our office is located in the midst of West Loop's restaurant row. With easy access to Au Chavel, Little Goat and trendy coffee spots like Stump Town.
549 W Randolph St , Chicago , IL 60661

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