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Associate Merchandiser / Mandarin Chinese

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Associate Merchandise is responsible for the management and planning of inventory. We need this person to analyze and adjust system forecasts based on daily review of product movement including seasonality, industry and market trends, and probability of anticipated sales. The Associate Merchandise will work closely with Merchandising/Design team, as well as Sales, to ensure the company maintains a healthy inventory.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES / FUNCTIONS

  • Analyze and manage inventory data
  • Manage demand forecasts, seasonal profiles and exceptions in the replenishment system
  • Communicate with vendors to expedite orders, obtain pricing, schedule and follow up on delivery dates
  • Assist in development of proper safety stock strategies
  • Interpret and report forecast implications of phasing-in/out of items
  • Work cross functionally to proactively manage aging inventory, slow moving items and discontinued items
  • Coordinate purchases with other merchandise planners and buyers
  • Manages new product development cycle
  • Handle product quality control and claims
  • Must be able to develop sales and profit margin plans

REQUIREMENTS / MUST HAVE:

  • 2+ years of experience working with overseas factories or import business.
  • Bilingual in English and Mandarin or Cantonese.
  • Strong math and analytical skills
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and have the ability to learn new software quickly.
  • Ability to type 40 wpm
  • Must have excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to think objectively and interpret meaningful themes from quantitative and qualitative data
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have strong sense of initiative – proven track record of solving problems.
  • Must have a strong sense of team and a desire to improve processes and help build a dynamic, unique organization.
  • Must have strong follow-up skills.
  • Must excel in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to work business hours in our Cerritos headquarters from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull, reach objects of medium weight (less than 30 lbs.)
  • Ability to stand, bend, and stoop.
  • High school diploma required; college education preferred.
  • Authorization to work in the US
  • No OPT or H1 visa.

FULL-TIME BENEFITS:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • 401K plan
  • Year-end bonus program
  • PTO
  • Paid holidays
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