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Merchandising Coordinator (Fashion & Home D├ęcor)


Pharmasave #455
Morden, Manitoba

Term: Full Time

Category: Store Staff

Competition #: 22-665

Pharmasave #455, located in Morden, MB is currently accepting resumes for a full-time Merchandising Coordinator (Fashion & Home Décor). This position will work 38 to 40 hours a week. This position will work on Monday from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm, Tuesday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The usual shifts will fall between these days and times.

The Merchandising Coordinator (Fashion & Home Décor) is responsible for ordering all fashion items, giftware, and home décor for the store. They will also be responsible for inventory control and merchandising duties such as setting up displays and ensuring all stock is properly priced. Their team must be knowledgeable about following proper merchandising techniques such as stock rotation and sequencing.

Applicants should possess superior communication and customer service skills, a strong work ethic, and blend well as part of a team. Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience in retail sales.

JOB DESCRIPTION: MERCHANDISING COORDINATOR (FASHION & HOME DÉCOR)

OBJECTIVE: To develop and increase home décor, giftware, and clothing sales through displays, promotional activity, and personal selling. To maintain department profitability through proper buying, pricing, and inventory control.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

BUYING  

  • Determine suitable product mix and place all wholesale and direct orders.
  • Review all orders with sales reps before approval.
  • Utilize a purchase order and claim form system for all transactions.
  • Maintain adequate inventory levels of all fashion and home décor stock utilizing an inventory control system to guard against overstocks.
  • Count all major lines once a month, for inventory and thief control.
  • Contact sales reps if orders are needed between calls.
  • Organize supplier returns. Resolve returns before orders are placed.
  • Mark down dead stock regularly to avoid the accumulation of inventory.
  • Carry out price changes and updates as required. Check prices of local competition on key items.

MERCHANDISING

  • Set up seasonal displays and decorating.
  • Change corner and top displays regularly (at least once per month).
  • Ensure a strong signage program. Change regularly.
  • Arrange countertops and displays in an uncrowded manner.
  • Ensure the fashion and home décor area is kept dusted, clean, and free of boxes and clutter.
  • Face sections daily.

 PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Organize ongoing creative promotional activities to generate excitement and increase sales.
  • Negotiate with suppliers (and the help of the store buyer) co-op monies to be applied to fashion and home décor advertising.
  • Offer regular in-store specials (approx. 4 per week).
  • Develop community involvement to increase exposure.
  • Develop an industry “awareness” including competitor’s activities, display techniques, and product lines not stocked.

 SERVICE AND SELLING

  • Greet all customers and create a warm, friendly environment.
  • The emphasis is on serving customers, before putting out stock, merchandising, ordering, and sales reps.
  • Practice selling techniques to increase sales and improve customer satisfaction.
  • Keep other store staff aware of new fashion and home décor products and promotional details.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Grade 12 education
  • Preference will be given to candidates that have previous retail or fashion/home décor experience.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and courteously with customers.
  • Mature and cooperative attitude.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s licence.
  • Due to the sensitive nature of this position, the successful candidate must complete a Criminal Record Check

We offer full benefits, pension, life insurance, disability, dental, health, employee assistance program, annual wage reviews, etc.