BJs Wholesale Club Assistant Merchant in BJ's Home Office Westborough, Massachusetts
Join a team of more than 32,000 team members, comprised of our home office and over 229 clubs and 7 distribution centers. We’re committed to delivering value and convenience to our Members, helping them save every day on everything they need for their family and home. BJ’s Wholesale Club offers a collaborative, team-oriented environment where all team members can learn, grow and excel.
The Merchant Assistant is responsible for process management, implementing merchandising policies and procedures, and providing analytical support, insights, and recommendations to the merchandise team while learning the long-range business strategy and tactics associated with the merchandising function. Additional responsibilities include:;Functions as liaison and point of contact for vendors, merchandise, supply chain, operations and marketing teams to resolve issues and communicate expectations. Generates financial reports and analyzes data to draw conclusions and provide insights and recommendations to help reach and exceed sales and margin plan. Maintains and manages purchase order activity based on established merchandising plans for assigned categories. Maintains awareness of merchandise, consumer trends and competitive environment through competitive shopping, price checking, vendor meetings, trade shows, and demographic research. Monitors inventory levels and open-to-buy positions and creates and maintains SKUs to ensure timely and accurate delivery of merchandise. Participates in vendor selection process. Interviews prospective vendors and provides recommendations to the merchants. Performs slow-turn analysis, reviews sales and margin performance, and provides recommendations for markdowns and price adjustments based on trends and analyses. Plans and coordinates vendor correspondence, vendor meetings, product demonstrations/samples and promotional events. Maintains detailed assortment plan, identifies issues, and recommends solutions to the merchants. Responsible for coupon management and maintaining the advertising plan. Reviews and analyzes advertising and promotion results, summarizes findings, and presents conclusions to the merchants. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelors degree in business or operations related field
1-3 years of professional merchandising or retail operations experience
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced environment