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Item Build Specialist

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The Item Build Specialist will be responsible for building softlines product (apparel, home and jewelry) that is offered for sale online. The candidate must be able to learn new systems quickly and be extremely detail oriented. A candidate with the ability to take direction well, but work independently and efficiently will be best positioned for success.

Required Skills/Experience:
• Strong excel knowledge (including v-look ups, concatenate, count-if and more)
• Ability to learn new systems quickly in order to build items for online (initial training and ongoing support provided)
• Problem solving skills
• Solid written and verbal communication skills
• Needs to proactively communicate issues to respective team members
• Have the ability to write customer friendly copy for vendor provided images
• Detail oriented
• Proven time management skills
• Basic understanding and familiarity of softlines products and categorization
• i.e. ability to distinguish a halter dress from a strapless dress
• Must be able to read, interpret and utilize product labels to create effective merchandising sales message for online product description
• Must be able to read and interpret item set up guidelines
• Self-motivated and driven
• Candidate will request additional work once their tasks are completed so as not to be sitting around until additional work is given
• Hours: 8am to 5pm, Mon-Friday, except Holidays
• Flexibility to stay late to complete projects as needed
• Able to lift at least 25lbs

Preferred Skills/Experience:
• Has the ability and takes the initiative to offer creative solutions to problems
• Seeks out opportunities to improve/create more efficient processes
• Ability to work across functional teams
• Copy writing
• Interest in apparel, Home and jewelry
• E-commerce merchandising a plus

Daily Responsibilities:
• Build items – ensure all items are set-up accurately including product detail, attribution, photo instructions, copy instructions and key in-store dates
• Identify and trouble shoot issues with samples received
• Ensure allocation indicator is correct for items built
• Write copy (when necessary) for product builds
• Interaction with cross functional teams
• Communicate with Inventory teams regarding allocation of product to online warehouse
• Communicate with Director of Operations and Online Merchants to prioritize builds for the day
• Communicate with merchants on necessary attribute/taxonomy updates
• Attendance at daily Item Build Specialist meetings to discuss issues with item set up and offer suggestions/provide insight into process efficiencies
• Retrieve and check in product samples when needed
• Troubleshoot item set-up (systems training will be provided)
• Issues w/ photo studio
• Issues w/ inventory allocation
• Issues w/ samples
• Use of Vision and WISMI tools
• Special projects as determined by Director of Operations

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