Merchandise Coordinator- Fashion Photo Studio

Merchandise Coordinator- Fashion Photo Studio

  • Location SECAUCUS, NJ
  • Department Retail
  • Team Fashion
  • Employment Type -
  • Position -
  • Requisition GH1818077

What you'll do at

ABOUT WALMART

This Is That Place where opportunity knocks. Our Walmart eCommerce team is obsessed with finding ways to help our customers live better, raising the bar for an entire industry along the way. You’ll play a crucial role in shaping the future of shopping, working with crazy talented people in an environment that values kindness and transparency. With the energy of a startup and the scale of the Fortune One, it’s the ultimate innovator’s playground.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Walmart Fashion adds hundreds of new items onto the website each week and the Merchandise Coordinators are the engines behind executing the studio product pipeline.  The Merchandise Coordinator is responsible for the active management of the image production pipeline for a subset of physical samples from the time samples are booked into the studio to tracking product samples through the shoot lifecycle and confirming that copy and image edit is complete and the sample can leave the studio.

The Merchandise Coordinator is responsible for working with other studio teams and management to establish and adhere to throughput standards by working with the Sr. Merchandise Coordinator to schedule and allocate samples to relevant bays/sets to ensure the studio is maximizing efficiency and throughput.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Problem solving / troubleshooting of varied areas of business according to business needs
  • Assisting in training for new hires and serving as a resource for production best practices, including technology roll-outs, throughput forecasting and sample inventory allocation
  • Active focus on reducing volumes on the Not Available to Sell (NATS) report, minimizing the volume of not on site items across all categories
  • Propose and execute new process changes that would benefit the team (e.g. new vendor launches, logistics, communication tools and new systems)

Cross-functional partners at this level include:

  • Stylists
  • Photographers
  • Sample Management
  • Copywriters
  • Producers

WHAT YOU’LL DO

The studio is fast-paced environment with an average of 30-100 items per bay daily, depending on category of business. A strong focus and sense of urgency is required along with the following skills. This role requires proven studio experience.  The ideal candidate will execute on the following:

  • Manage merchandise purchased by Walmart Fashion
  • Coordinate production calendars by working with buying offices and photo studio
  • Communicate with vendors and Category Management offices to prepare shoots and work to creatively and appropriately style sets
  • Prepare material for daily/weekly turn-in and present to the studio
  • Generate and distribute reports as needed
  • Partner with cross functional leads to meet and exceed company targets and objectives
  • Work with Sample Assistants to ensure sample tracking through the turn-in process
  • Ensure correct workflow is followed for areas of responsibility
  • Identify and help resolve roadblocks in the workflow 

ABOUT YOU

You are a risk taker—a dreamer who delivers. You have big ideas and can implement them with a positive attitude. You pride yourself on being the first of your friends to know what’s happening in the world. You have a passion for innovation in eCommerce. You want to be a part of one of the fastest growing eCommerce companies in the world, where the only constant is change.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to work within deadlines, thinking creatively to increase productivity and throughput.
  • Results driven and a sense of urgency.
  • 3+ years relevant experience.
  • 2+ years of ecommerce experience
  • Exceptional organizational skills and passion for documentation and process
  • Keen eye for details
  • Strong Communication skills, written & verbal
  • Understand the importance of relationship management and demonstrate potential to be strong in this area
  • Highly competent with MS Word and Excel
  • Demonstrate analytical skills and good business acumen
  • Team player with self-confidence, assertiveness and personal motivation
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines and manage stress (with a good sense of humor!)
  • Ability to multi-task to meet concurrent deadlines
  • Strong problem solving skills, ability to perform under pressure
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel) and the ability to quickly learn internal systems.
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work within deadlines, thinking creatively to increase productivity and throughput.
  • Results driven and a sense of urgency.
  • Self-starter and self-driven.
  • Operating experience of Mac OS

COMPETENCIES

Customer/Member Centered: Focus on the Customer/Member - Reviews customer/member-focused data and adjusts performance to address findings. Promotes and supports associate efforts to exceed customer/member expectations. Informs associates on how to identify and locate resources to meet the diverse needs of customers/members.

Judgment: Use Appropriate Judgment - Identifies, reviews, and applies policies and procedures to make informed judgments. Identifies and uses facts, information, and expertise to set priorities and make informed decisions. Uses data and evidence to determine the causes of problems and develop solutions to address them.

Execution and Results: Manage Execution and Results - Holds associates accountable for completing work within expectations and time requirements. Plans and manages own and others' time, based on business priorities, and follows up to ensure all work requirements are completed in a timely and accurate manner. Identifies and obtains the resources needed to complete projects. Encourages associates to strive for excellence, efficiency, and quality in work practices.

Planning and Improvement: Plan and Pursue Team-Based Improvement - Coordinates and aligns planning with organizational initiatives and direction. Looks at work plans and makes changes, as needed, to achieve team or work group objectives. Sets realistic timelines for goal accomplishment. Improves work processes and practices to increase performance and results

Influence and Communicate: Increase Commitment - Promotes ideas and links them to business needs and benefits. Builds trusting, cooperative relationships and alliances with others, inside and outside of the organization. Effectively communicates clear, up-to-date information on business plans and priorities (for example, change initiatives). Shares experience and ideas with associates across the organization.

Ethics and Compliance: Manage Ethics and Compliance - Instructs associates on how to act in accordance with policies and procedures, and supports their efforts in doing so. Ensures associates demonstrate the highest standards of integrity and ethics in work situations. Corrects ethical and compliance issues, enforcing compliance and administering appropriate consequences as needed.

 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES

The following physical activities are necessary to perform one or more essential functions of this position.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds of equipment and supplies.
  • Observes associate, customer, or supplier behavior.
  • Enters and locates information on computer.
  • Presents information to small or large groups and individuals.
  • Communicates effectively in person or by using telecommunications equipment.
  • Creates documents, reports, etc., using a writing instrument (such as a pencil or pen) or computer.
  • Visually verifies information, often in small print.

About Walmart.com

The Walmart US eCommerce team is rapidly innovating to evolve and define the future state of shopping. As the world’s largest retailer, we are on a mission to help people save money and live better. With the help of some of the brightest minds in merchandising, marketing, supply chain, talent and more, we are reimaging the intersection of digital and physical shopping to help achieve that mission.

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