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SPP Merchandising Asst

Function: Merchandising/Buying
Location: Overland Park, KS, Overland Park, KS US
Date posted: 3/14/2018 5:03:47 PM
Type: Full-time
Permanent / Contract: Regular
Job number: 1043183
Job Summary

Communicate with vendors regarding the status of samples. Unpack, check in and help organize all samples as they are received and keep merchandising team informed as to status.
Maintain sample libraries. Work with proactively with suppliers and internal teams to ensure all items are current.
Assist with set up and tear down of meeting rooms for client reviews and item selections. Steam garments and help label and organize all samples in order of presentation. Organize presentation materials and documents; prepare any additional books that are required. Pack up and re organize samples for post item selection meeting.
Organize and label all samples for hand off meetings and offsite meeting presentation. Pack and mail samples to ensure timely receipt.  

Key Job Responsibilities

Impact on Business
  • Partners with Merchandising Team to ensure that merchandise meets all timelines and expectations of customers. 
  • Demonstrates positive morale, teamwork and communication within the department and entire organization.

Innovation and Change
  • Participates in discussions with internal teams to identify best practices, issue resolution, etc.

Internal & External Customers / Suppliers as well as Third Parties 
  • Ability to compose original correspondence; follow processes and have increased contact with cross functional teams.

Business Strategy
  • Contribute to discussions surrounding initiatives and best practices.

KPIS-Key Performance Indicators
  • Meet all project timeline deliverables with regard to sample deadlines


Education/Experience Equivalent (minimum requirements)

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 1-2 Years relevant work experience in product marketing, merchandising or related field.

Professional Knowledge/Experience

  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal. 
  • Strong math skills and ability to understand pricing and cost buildups.
  • Multi task oriented with strong organizational skills and attention to detail.  Ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously and meet required deadlines.
  • Requires a self-motivated and energetic personality.
  • Solid PC skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Teamwork and flexibility are essential

Other Skills

  • Must have a passion for Retail shopping and merchandise
  • Proficiency in MS Office, including PowerPoint and Excel


Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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