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Assoc. Vendor Manager - Toys

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The Toys team at our client is looking for a driven, entrepreneurial, enthusiastic Associate Vendor Manager (AVM) to join our team in a temporary role. This role is an excellent opportunity to learn the buying function and e-commerce business from an experienced team.

The AVM will leverage strong project management skills and demonstrate ownership over key deliverables during the 2012 Holiday season. The AVM role will also have some international exposure, allowing for the opportunity to work with our cross-functional teams globally.

A successful candidate for the AVM position will have a natural affinity for project management, shall be motivated by a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment where every idea is heard, and will have an interest in working collaboratively with cross-functional and global teams. The successful candidate will also be intellectually curious, have a goal-oriented approach, and be a great communicator, with a keen understanding of customer needs. The candidate should have strong excel skills and be able to process data/trends comfortably.

Temporary assignment will include performing the following tasks:
- Setting up online promotions and feature discounts on select toy SKUs
- Running sales analyzers to make sure appropriate level of discounts are being taken on items
- Monitoring offers from online retail competitors
- Analyzing demand spikes and recommending appropriate pricing actions depending on inventory levels
- Pulling weekly reporting metrics
- Updating toy catalog content to make sure we have accurate product information on our site
- Troubleshoot problems around product receiving or compliance
- Interface with vendors on required solutions
- Expand toy catalog with new toy selection and acquiring new vendors for 2013

Basic Qualifications
- Batchelor's Degree
- Strong excel skills
- Microsoft Office knowledge

Preferred Qualifications
- Strong database and computer skills
- 1+ years of retail and/or online experience preferred

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