Job Details

Associate, Item Setup

location WILKES-BARRE , Pennsylvania , United States
category Technology
Job Opened November 7th, 2018
Education Bachelor's Degree
Job Number 18000BQU
Job Type Full Time

job description

Who We Are:

HBC is a diversified global retailer, focused on driving the performance of high quality stores and their all-channel offerings, growing through acquisitions, and unlocking the value of real estate holdings.

 Founded in 1670, HBC is the oldest company in North America. Our portfolio today includes formats ranging from luxury to premium department stores to off price fashion shopping destinations, with more than 480 stores and over 66,000 employees around the world.

Our leading banners across North America and Europe include Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, Galeria Kaufhof, the largest department store group in Germany, and Belgium’s only department store group Galeria INNO.

We have significant investments in real estate joint ventures. HBC has partnered with Simon Property Group Inc. in the HBC Global Properties Joint Venture, which owns properties in the United States and Germany. In Canada, HBC has partnered with RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust in the RioCan-HBC Joint Venture.

A truly global corporate citizen, HBC is committed to responsible business practices to bring about positive change, and we work hard to shape a sustainable future for people and the planet. Our philanthropic initiatives help create healthy families, strong communities, and sport excellence in the cities and countries in which we operate around the world, while striving to create innovative programs and resources that provide flexibility for work-life balance in order to maintain a positive working environment

 What This Position Is All About:

The Associate for Item Setup is responsible for ensuring a superior customer shopping experience as a result of executing the online merchandising and product information strategy for multiple categories of business. The objectives will be met by ensuring category merchandising is reflective of the site merchandising strategy for assigned areas of business. The position will also be accountable for ensuring timely and accurate setup and production of all products and assortments. They are also responsible for achieving topside sales plans, conversion goals, usability performance targets and corporate objectives.

 Who You Are:
  • Understanding of retail ecommerce landscape
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent writing, speaking, and presentation skills
  • Ability to quickly learn new processes and systems
  • Proven ability to function well in a collaborative environment
  • Strong aptitude to work within deadlines, both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work effectively with and present to individuals at all levels
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a cross-functional team and willingness to take on responsibilities outside primary job description when necessary
  • Assertive, adaptable and demonstrates initiative in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities
  • Self-motivated, resourceful with a creative mindset
  • Keen attention to details
You Also Have:
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in e-Commerce, retail site merchandising preferred
  • Familiarity with item onboarding and site analytics tools (e.g., Product Information Management Tool, Omniture or Coremetrics) and with content management tools
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Power Point) and the ability to quickly learn internal systems, processes and additional software/web-based applications

 As the Associate, Item Setup, You Will:

  • Be responsible for Item setup, categorization and brand merchandising for multiple areas of business.  Properly set up all new items and define where items should be assorted in appropriate web folders for optimal exposure and ensure timely live date. 
  • Responsible for delaying items that are not validated.
  • Responsible for the resolution process for quality center defects as well as items not on site in the Warehouse.
  • Identify process and/or system inefficiencies on a regular basis. 
  • Send items for select vendor approval.
  • Weekly sign-off on web site publication; Ensure team has completed thorough quality assurance of designated categories of responsibility.  Oversee the testing of all site content in coordination with weekly site refreshes, and functionality.
  •  Thoroughly understand competitive landscape primarily focused on navigation and customer experience and make recommendations to incorporate into business

 How Often You May Travel:

  • none

 Your Life and Career at HBC:

  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner-operator
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision and dental)
  • An amazing employee discount

Thank you for your interest with HBC. We look forward to reviewing your application.
HBC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HBC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
HBC welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.

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