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Senior Merchandising Specialist

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Senior Merchandising Specialist

Successful candidate will create and coordinate the development and implementation of merchandising programs including monthly and seasonal flyers, catalogs, fundraising programs and other marketing programs.

Specific Accountabilities

Flyers

* Brainstorm with team ideas for monthly and seasonal short-term flyers (Consumer & Host)
* Prepare monthly spreadsheets, including gross margin analysis
* Prepare and submit monthly confirmation sheets and attend weekly confirmation sheet meetings
* Attend all copy and layout review meetings
* Communicate with appropriate departments regarding availability of molds and sourced items
* Order samples needed for photography
* Prepare marketing meeting presentations; present materials at turnover meetings
* Proof flyer versions for layout (in line with marketing strategies), copy, pricing
* Attend photography sessions for flyer
* Review final proofs with team
* Review sampling sheets and campaign guides for content/pricing; review and approve related materials and documents
* Manage preparation and execution of seasonal short-term flyer (plan, secure items, obtain forecasts, prepare and send communication regarding flyers and changes; manage creation and distribution of flyers)
* Work with all departments on seasonal short-term flyer execution
* Oversee flyer production process and communication with departments including merchandising, creative and communications

Fundraising Program and Flyers

* Overall responsibility for Fundraising program
* Prepare and review content in catalog on Fundraising program
* Attend catalog Fundraising program photography sessions
* Review Catalog Fundraising program pages for layout (in line with marketing strategy), copy, pricing

Merchandising / Marketing Programs

* Brainstorm ideas with team for plans pertaining to specific monthly strategies (Birthday Month, Record Breaker, Big Weeks)
* Oversee execution of Dating Packs for specific events (Fall Fest, Spring Fest)

Communications

* Work with communications on substitutions, corrections other issues to resolve and ensure information is communicated to Sales Force
* Printed Host flyers for designated months

Additional accountabilities include:

* Attend daily inventory meetings
* Process invoices for Accounting
* Product Marketing relations (planning, videos, product info, etc.)
* Other projects as needed

Education and Experience

* Bachelor?s degree in Marketing preferred and five years related marketing experience in consumer goods, direct selling preferred

Special Skills

* Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Ability to produce multi-media presentations; create working spreadsheet models and analyze data. Experience with Microsoft project software a plus; proficiency in Crystal reporting software.
* Excellent analytical skills
* Good organizational skills
* Strong project management skills
* Good interpersonal, writing and communication skills.
* Ability to maintain good working relationships with all department members
* Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize projects independently

Please send your resume to cwilson@aquent.com

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