Merchandising Associate in Grapevine, TX at GameStop

Date Posted: 7/18/2021

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Description:

  • Working with general supervision, the Merchandising Associate is for executing the merchandising objectives for a category of merchandise. This includes, assisting the merchant with creating and maintaining vendor relationships, marketing products, developing product line strategies and reporting financial results. The Merchandising Associate assists with making buying decisions for the assigned category and negotiates terms with suppliers to drive item selection and pricing. This position also ensures that details and approvals are accounted for in the process of implementing the concept, aligning all cross functional team members and various GameStop vendors to drive change.  This position will also work across cross-functional organizational business units primarily collaborating with merchandising, logistics, marketing, and other internal teams to successfully drive projects from concept to store execution. \

  • ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*

    • Assists Merchant with influencing the supplier management strategy to support overall department strategy and works to improve all aspect of supplier relationship

    • May serve as a key contributor on various other key projects. New supplier set-up – the merchant would negotiate the terms, once agreed upon the associate merchant coordinate and review for accuracy all needed documents for approvals

    • Assists Merchant with Implementing the financial strategy/ cost structure for a category and sets pricing.

    • Assists Merchant with developing merchandising strategy to understand key business drivers (e.g., historical performance, industry and competitive landscape, consumer segmentation)

    • Assists Merchant with executing the business review of category/ categories on a regular basis; determining changes to product mix to better optimize assortment and drive innovation

    • Responsible for all weekly vendor reorder reviews & new item set up while communicating all changes with the Merchant. Accurate typing and data entry skills are required

    • Submit promotions for marketing vehicles

    • Provide accounting with timely and accurate records of all Marketing Coop

    • Accurate and timely proofing of advertising materials including but not limited to online FSI, print media, store signage, storefront windows, marketing books, shopping guides and USED/Trade signage

    BASIC AND PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE)

    • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, merchandising, retail, or related field

    • At least 2-3 years of retail experience required; merchandising experience preferred

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, JOB SKILLS, ABILITIES

    • Proficient knowledge of Windows-based business computers and Microsoft Office programs; specifically, Access, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel; writing formulas and creating flexible, detailed, accurate spreadsheets

    • Proficient analytical, written, and verbal communication skills

    • Proficient quantitative analysis, financial analysis, and budget forecasting skills

    • Proficient vendor or external partner management

    • Proficient ability working with financial statements (P&L, balance sheet, cash flow)

    • Working presentation skills to effectively present information to an audience of varying responsibility within the company

    • Expert understanding of internal and environmental sales drivers

    • Expert communication, negotiation, and analytical skills

    • Proficient execution skills with the ability to negotiate pricing terms

    • Ability and willingness to work in a highly cross-functional environment

    • Proficient understanding of relevant products to make purchasing decisions

    • Proficient ability to meet demanding, evolving and potentially overlapping deadlines through proficient contingency planning