Navy Exchange Services (NEX) MERCHANDISER (Personal Care) in VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia
Title: MERCHANDISER (Personal Care) Location: United States-Virginia-Virginia Beach Job Number: 180001N1
Job Summary: Performs routine administrative functions related to Buying functions for designated departments under Centralized Procurement. Serves in developmental capacity for a Merchandiser, NF-3 position . Duties and Responsibilities : Places purchase orders of basic forecasted, repetitive, and standing purchase order programs. Checks basic stock assortment for additions and deletions; initiates interstore transfers; returns merchandise to warehouse and overstocked merchandise to vendors. - Assists in the preparation and implementation of model stock plans and seasonal buying plans. Prepares historical analysis of various aspects of the merchandise required in developing buying plans and making commitments. - Responds to inquiries from field Exchanges, vendors, etc. Works closely with NEXCOM departments, vendors, field Exchanges, etc. to facilitate flow of information regarding changes to stock assortments, merchandise availability, sales events, substitutions, vendor support, etc. Ensures that Navy Exchanges are provided with complete merchandising information pertinent to assigned departments or merchandise classifications. Prepares bulletins including the master stock assortment list for each selling location. - Assigns style numbers to line items procured and maintains UPC files. - Assists in the preparation of advertising sheets, coop forms, worksheets, secures samples and performs other related duties as needed in conjunction with all corporate promotional events. Assists in developing vendor produced inserts/flyers to tie-in with major promotional events. - Participate in retail marketing meetings, merchandise clinics, functional training courses for department(s) assigned, as required. - Keeps abreast of current industry/market trends for assigned department(s) by receiving trade publications, market offerings and information from the commercial sector. - Works under close supervision. - Performs other related duties as assigned Qualifications: GENERAL EXPERIENCE: 1 year experience in which applicant demonstrated the ability to perform clerical duties required. AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: 1 year experience in which the applicant has gained knowledge of the regulations and procedures of one or more areas of a procurement system. SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: 1 year of academic study above the high school level may be substituted for general experience. Substitution of additional education for specialized experience must include 6 semester hours in business subjects such as marketing, accounting, purchasing, economics or other directly related courses.