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
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
- 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
resourceful with a creative mindset
- Keen attention to
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
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.
for delaying items that are not validated.
for the resolution process for quality center defects as well as items not
on site in the Warehouse.
process and/or system inefficiencies on a regular basis.
items for select vendor approval.
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
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
- 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.