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Merchandising Operations Specialist

Company: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.
Location: Carle Place
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Merchandising OperationsAssociate will support all of Merchandising by acting as a facilitator for the Product Development cycle. This person will help manage, coordinate, organize, and disseminate information and materials to all constituents as needed throughout the process. She/he will support Merchandising by managing gift data and driving product to completion.


Major responsibilities of the position are listed below. To perform the job successfully, the individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties, assignments and specific projects may be assigned at the discretion of executive management

  • Assist in keeping seasonal development timelines visible and on track.

o Assist in the progress of gift development.

  • Establish preliminary gift costs/targets prior to submitting to Product Information Management Team (PIM).

o Facilitate the transition of Product Development sheets (PD Sheets) to PIM for processing. Validate accurate information...

o Create Preliminary Bill of Materials (PBOM) for initial gift review and PIM product team processing.

  • Manage data integrity for LLT memo development.

o Communicate Long Lead Time items to Supply Chain partners prior to full demand being loaded in SAP.

  • Assist Finance and Purchasing in managing Excess & Obsolete components during the development cycle.

o Manage/coordinate component reviews prior to seasonal development cycles.

  • Partner with Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Packaging, Merchants, & Developers to drive cost savings.

o Review/Validate product Minimum Order Quantity & availability.

o Review margin/cost variances with Merchants.

o Create cost estimates and comparisons to assist in validating items for system development and help document impact of future cost increase for Merchant evaluation.

  • Manage sub requests through Merchant Substitution Communication Mailbox.

o Work with appropriate partners to validate impact or adjustment of production requirements driving substitution request.

  • Support Gift tracking meetings with updated gift status and detailed knowledge of components.
  • Facilitate BOM request notifications and approvals to Merchants and QA.
  • 2 years Associates, Business Administration or equivalent experience.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite application knowledge.
  • End user experience with Sharepoint.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and reporting skills.
  • Ability to adapt to changing directives and priorities.
  • Proficiency in creating charts, pivot tables, and creating visual representations of data.
  • Ability to work independently while managing multiple tasks.
  • Eagerness to dive into the data to solve the questions that drive the business forward.
  • Highly analytical mindset with the ability to look at vast amounts of data and recalling specific sets of data.
  • Familiarity with Merchandising, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain best practices highly preferred.


Keywords: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc., New York , Merchandising Operations Specialist, Other , Carle Place, New York

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