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Merchandising/Purchasing Analyst

Company: Universal Screen Arts Inc
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Job Description The Merchandising/Purchasing Analyst aids the DMM, Senior Buyers and Buyers (aka Merchants) in the discovery, selection, and purchasing of merchandise for the ShopPBS website and catalog. In addition, the position plays a major role in the production of the print catalog and securing information and materials for the websites. Responsibilities include:Communicates directly with vendors and merchants about the upcoming seasonFollows-up on all product sample requests (where are they, when can we expect them, etc.)Participates in Product Review and selectionResponsible for requesting new samples from vendor lines as directed by MerchantsBackup contact for both vendors and the internal departments when Merchants are travelingGathers all information from vendors for the accurate placement of Purchase OrdersEnsures that photo samples are correct and to studio by the due dateGathers detailed production information for copywriter and participates in copy editingSecures vendor images and provides to CreativeResponsible for new vendor and new item set up and maintenanceResponsible for placing initial purchase orders as directed by MerchantsMaintains an accurate Excel line list of products which appear in each seasonRegular communication with Purchasing department when rebuy issues require merchant assistanceSome negotiation with vendors for packaging and priceReviews sales, backorder, overstock reports. Follow up on returns and late PO'sParticipate in team reviews and proofs of the catalog for errors before going to pressPerforms other duties as assignedGenuine interest in direct merchandising, gifting industry, retailBachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferredMust be highly organized and able to multi-taskMust be very detail orientedMust possess a very solid understanding of MS Excel and spread sheet maintenanceStrong phone and email communication skillsFair but strong negotiation skillsExceptional grammar and spelling skills. Writing skills a plus.Must work well as part of a teamMust be comfortable with tight deadlines and shifting prioritiesFamiliarity with Public Television programming a plus Apply today for immediate consideration! PI208173473

Keywords: Universal Screen Arts Inc, Minneapolis , Merchandising/Purchasing Analyst, Professions , Minneapolis, Minnesota

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