• Merchandising Support Specialist

    Location US-TN-Nashville
    Job ID
    2018-24101
    Job Family
    Retail-Headquarters
  • Overview

    Work with LifeWay (www.lifeway.jobs)

     

    LifeWay is the world’s largest provider of Christian resources, and one of 2017 Forbes Best Midsize Employers.  Located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, our headquarters team leads, produces, and delivers biblical solutions to fulfill the mission and vision of LifeWay's ministry.

     

    The Merchandising Support Specialist will support LifeWay retail stores by managing and executing customer and store product orders and assisting in ongoing operations of Merchandising processes.

    Responsibilities

    • Execute custom and other special orders that require manual support (e.g. custom bookbinding, hymnal and Bible imprinting, expedited orders, external vendor curriculum); monitor and troubleshoot open special orders (custom and standard), providing timely feedback and savvy solutions for order fulfillment
    • Manage and execute purchase order entry for major corporate events as well as individual store events; process purchase orders for event-related products; return unsold event product back to vendors within terms of vendor agreements, when applicable. Procure products for internal and external clients
    • Enter purchase orders for products related to Marketing strategies, such as giveaways, workshops, visual supplies, and POP/promotional supplies, ensuring timely delivery of product to ensure smooth strategy execution
    • Manage order transmission for non-EDI vendors; enters non-replenishment promotional product purchase orders; provide backup assistance to Replenishment and Merchandise Support teams

    Qualifications

    • 1-2 years of experience, involving vendor management, procurement, and/or customer service
    • Demonstrated Microsoft Excel capabilities, with an ability to manage several thousand rows effectively
    • Proven organizational skills and the ability to multi-task areas of dissimilar work
    • Must be able to learn and function well in LifeWay's host and replenishment software and their associated processes
    • Ability to articulate and able to communicate effectively with stores, internal partners, and vendors

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