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Merchandising Assistant

School Specialty, LLC
Greenville, WI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

People Passion Purpose
Everything School Specialty offers is designed for one purpose – to help students succeed. We believe every student can flourish in an environment where they feel safe and inspired to explore and grow.

We’re determined to positively impact the future, one child at a time. We need to talk if you share our passion:
Transforming more than classrooms.®

School Specialty offers Medical, Dental, & Vision plans (Effective Day 1), Wellness programs, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401 (k), PTO, Promise Hours dedicated to volunteering, Education Reimbursement, Paid Holidays, Fall & Winter Flexible Hours, Employee Discounts and much more!

Merchandising Assistant
The Merchandising Assistant’s main responsibilities focus on maintenance of item and supplier data integrity. Additionally, they are charged with supporting their Merchandise Manager in the day to day from new item creation, product assortments, re-sourcing, or development of exclusive product, all the way through procurement.

The targeted salary range is $19-$20 an hour.

Summary of Primary Responsibilities
  • Creates accurate and complete engineering change orders (ECO’s) for supplier/item information to ensure Oracle is updated accordingly
  • Obtains all item data, including standard images and copy from suppliers and maintains all necessary Oracle fields. Provides necessary information for supporting necessary system data platforms.
  • Reconciles item data to maintain accuracy.
  • Maintains active components within Bill of Materials.
  • Maintains data to track cost, status, and supplier profiles.
  • Resolves inquiries/issues with product by working with Merchandise Manager.
  • Assist Merchandise Manager in tracking Supplier Agreements and returning signed copies to suppliers.
  • Works with Merchandise Managers in areas such as supplier maintenance and communication, new product submissions, assortment evaluations, new product development, competitive assortment and pricing research, supplier meetings, etc.
  • Assists the Bids & Quotes department with product knowledge and in finding alternate items as needed.
  • Exercises care within work environment to prevent injuries. Support and follow all company safety policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Required Qualifications
  • High School diploma or equivalent required. Associates or bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Preferred experience in merchandising, marketing, or related area.
Preferred Knowledge and Skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, as well as Oracle and Outlook.
  • Excellent data entry and accuracy skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to resolve discrepancies.
  • Data base management
  • Proofing skills and applications
  • Able to handle large volumes of data
  • Develops effective working relationships with internal customers and suppliers
  • Proficiency in ERP (Oracle) platform
  • Works cross-functionally and within flow cells and recognizes the impact of own actions on others; gains support and commitment of others to achieve common goals
  • Estimates budgets and time necessary to complete assignments; tracks and manages multiple tasks; prioritizes effectively
  • Knowledge of support resources, systems, and processes
  • Vendor management
  • Conveys information effectively and concisely through both verbal and written communication with strong follow-up
  • Seeks to continuously improve; readily supports change and can adapt to daily challenges and larger, one-off change events
  • Displays motivation, initiative, enthusiasm, and commitment to flow cell objectives
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
  • School Specialty, LLC. is a Drug Free Workplace. All applicants are subject to a drug screen and background check as a condition of employment.
  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression.
  • EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
  • If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

School Specialty, LLC


Greenville, WI