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Overview

Responsibilities

 

The Office Depot Merchandising Operations Assistants primary function is to provide administrative and operational support to our Merchant teams, with a specific focus on Item Master Data. This position ensures that items are setup or any changes to items go through defined administration process across functions and vendors; this is an integral part of this role.
Although the Merchant has final authority over decisions undertaken by his/her merchandising team, the Merchandising Operations Assistant is relied upon to produce analysis of sufficient scope and rigor that it informs those decisions.

  • Responsible for executing and managing new item setup requests by gathering, analyzing, and validating information from Vendors, Inventory Management, and Merchants.
  • Responsible for executing and managing over 20 unique item maintenance processes across multiple systems and teams. Requires detailed analysis and resolve to ensure data integrity and ability to work cross functionally.
  • Responsible for acquiring content and images from our Vendors after item setup in adherence to our internal guidelines. Requires heavy coordination with Vendors and Merchants during the escalation process.
  • Responsible for gathering approvals from Merchants, Inventory Management, LP, Finance, Vendor, Planogramming, Global Trade Compliance, etc. when executing and managing any of one of more than 20 unique processes simultaneously.
  • Responsible for resolving any issues identified during the item setup process through data collection and thorough analyses. Responsible for presenting final solutions to stakeholders and executing on those solutions.
  • Responsible for ensuring items are setup and maintained according to target cycle times and quality levels. Performance levels are actively managed at individual and team levels across all processes, both across total cycle time and quality of work.
  • Actively support item setup/maintenance training for all of Merchandising, including any initial development and subsequent maintenance of SOPs and process maps.
  • Establish and build relationships with all process stakeholders, including Merchants, Vendors, and support teams.
  • Support, and occasionally lead, special projects as assigned, such as functional design, user experience and user acceptance testing for new merchandising applications, think through new process enhancements, etc.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience and/or training in business administration. Fashion merchandising is a plus.
  • Retail experience and/or buying internship is a plus.

Other Information

  • Basic knowledge of the fundamental merchandising concepts a plus
  • Strong analytical skills and business savvy
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven ability to multitask and maintain organization
  • Strong aptitude to work within deadlines, both independently and as a part of a team
  • Cognos or SAP experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite
  • Knowledge of desktop PC applications

 

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Office Depot and OfficeMax offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

How to Apply

Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Office Depot and Office Max is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

Fair Chance Ordinance

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance

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At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Physical:

  • Health Insurance
  • Wellness Fairs
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
  • Ergonomic Support
  • Return-to-Work Programs

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off

Financial:

  • Retirement Programs
  • 401(k) Match
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Match
  • HRA Funding
  • Discounts/Perks
  • Life/Disability Plans

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Emotional:

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Community:

  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

  • Description

    Overview

    Responsibilities

     

    The Office Depot Merchandising Operations Assistants primary function is to provide administrative and operational support to our Merchant teams, with a specific focus on Item Master Data. This position ensures that items are setup or any changes to items go through defined administration process across functions and vendors; this is an integral part of this role.
    Although the Merchant has final authority over decisions undertaken by his/her merchandising team, the Merchandising Operations Assistant is relied upon to produce analysis of sufficient scope and rigor that it informs those decisions.

    • Responsible for executing and managing new item setup requests by gathering, analyzing, and validating information from Vendors, Inventory Management, and Merchants.
    • Responsible for executing and managing over 20 unique item maintenance processes across multiple systems and teams. Requires detailed analysis and resolve to ensure data integrity and ability to work cross functionally.
    • Responsible for acquiring content and images from our Vendors after item setup in adherence to our internal guidelines. Requires heavy coordination with Vendors and Merchants during the escalation process.
    • Responsible for gathering approvals from Merchants, Inventory Management, LP, Finance, Vendor, Planogramming, Global Trade Compliance, etc. when executing and managing any of one of more than 20 unique processes simultaneously.
    • Responsible for resolving any issues identified during the item setup process through data collection and thorough analyses. Responsible for presenting final solutions to stakeholders and executing on those solutions.
    • Responsible for ensuring items are setup and maintained according to target cycle times and quality levels. Performance levels are actively managed at individual and team levels across all processes, both across total cycle time and quality of work.
    • Actively support item setup/maintenance training for all of Merchandising, including any initial development and subsequent maintenance of SOPs and process maps.
    • Establish and build relationships with all process stakeholders, including Merchants, Vendors, and support teams.
    • Support, and occasionally lead, special projects as assigned, such as functional design, user experience and user acceptance testing for new merchandising applications, think through new process enhancements, etc.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
    • Minimum 2 years experience and/or training in business administration. Fashion merchandising is a plus.
    • Retail experience and/or buying internship is a plus.

    Other Information

    • Basic knowledge of the fundamental merchandising concepts a plus
    • Strong analytical skills and business savvy
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Proven ability to multitask and maintain organization
    • Strong aptitude to work within deadlines, both independently and as a part of a team
    • Cognos or SAP experience a plus
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite
    • Knowledge of desktop PC applications

     

    Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

    Office Depot and OfficeMax offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

    How to Apply

    Click the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Office Depot and Office Max is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Fair Chance Ordinance

    We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance

    Read More Read Less

  • Benefits

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Physical:

    • Health Insurance
    • Wellness Fairs
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
    • Ergonomic Support
    • Return-to-Work Programs

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Time Off

    Financial:

    • Retirement Programs
    • 401(k) Match
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Match
    • HRA Funding
    • Discounts/Perks
    • Life/Disability Plans

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • Benefits Part-Time

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Emotional:

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    Community:

    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • About Us

    As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

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