Robert Half The Creative Group Merchandise Coordinator in Columbus, Ohio

The Creative Group is seeking a Merchandise Coordinator for a 3 month contract with our retail client. If interested, please forward your resume to Andrea.Juergens@creativegroup.com!

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Req ID: 03410-9500277649

Functional Role: Mktg/Comm Specialist

Country: USA

State: OH

City: Columbus

Postal Code: 43068

Compensation: $16.00 to $17.00 per hour

Requirements: This role is designed to support the administrative and logistics needs of the retail teams. In this role, the associate will act as a liaison between the merchants and cross-functional partners in all areas of the business. Responsibilities:

  • Communication Lead Business Updates and Walkthrough Recaps

  • Floorset Development Process Management

  • Retail Merchant Marketing Visual Request Form (MVRF) Process Owner for brands o Monitor and track all MVRFs within the custom developed MVRF tool o Reconcile and validate with approved floor plans and walkthrough notes within Filemaker Pro o Train new members of retail merchant team on usage of the MVRF Tool

  • Ensure pro-active cross-functional communication between brand Merchants, MP&A;, Visual, Marketing, Testing and Store Training teams o Act as liaison between retail merchant team and testing and visual merchandising partners o Builds an awareness of the priorities and requirements of cross-functional team members

  • Partner with Design Operations, Retail Merchant, Testing, Central Planning, Space Planning and Marketing/Visual teams on continuous process improvements, tools and communication that maximize efficiency in merchandising decisions & processes o Comp Management Process for floorsets o Partner with Design Operations on Shop Story Boards o Complete special projects as assigned

  • Visits stores regularly in order to understand the retail customer, our Assortment and solicit opportunities for improvement from our field associates Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or business

  • 1+ years of related work experience in internship positions or customer service roles that relate to the areas of merchandising, retail sales or related field experience

  • Strong communication, follow-up, attention to detail and organization skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize

  • Demonstrates ability to organize and follow through on projects in a timely and efficient manner

  • Demonstrates ability to work as part of a team and take initiative independent of direct supervision o Ability to communicate with people at various business levels o Exceptional ability to bridge and enhance cooperative working relationships o Ability to manage through conflict and problem-solve

  • Software and computer proficiency (MS Office, Outlook, Adobe InDesign)