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Executive - Merchandise Specialist

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 545661BR Location Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted Apr. 10, 2018

Job Summary:

The Merchandise Specialist supports the Merchandise Planner in driving the business by assisting in the execution of quarterly/annual assortment strategies. The Merchandise Specialist supports all day-to-day activities of analyzing item/category/store performance to optimize in season opportunities and minimize liability. He/She identifies stock concerns and proactively communicates to the Planner. The Merchandise Specialist must exhibit strong analytical, organization, and prioritization skills, as well as proficiency in all systems and processes related to planning.


Areas of responsibility:

Assist Category Planners and Category Specialists by creating, updating and submitting the monthly Markdowns.

  • Creation and distribution of priorities to expedite warehouse receiving of purchase orders.

  • Provide data and generate update for the coding of the AAA/Show Sku items.

  • Review assortment grids to identify items with inventory in the warehouse without locations set up for replenishment.

  • Creation, distribution and review of weekly discontinued item lists at the Domestic and Coastal levels.

  • Identify delayed Purchase Orders.

  • Support the Category Planners and Category Specialists by creating the weekly warehouse to warehouse transfer requests.

  • Identify possible out of stock items and generated report with back fill strategies.

  • Support in additional future tasks selected for the role.

Basic Qualifications:

Graduate in any discipline

Required Education

2 - 5 years of work experience in retail operations

Additional Information:

Skills required:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with proven ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong financial and analytical skills.
  • High level of attention to detail; proactive with strong follow through skills.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills & time management skills with ability to prioritize workload.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast pace environment.
  • Ability to problem solve and meet challenging deadlines.
  • High motivation and willingness to learn
  • Strong ability to collaborate with peers and partners.

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; the upcoming Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney-branded streaming platforms, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with UTV Software Communications Ltd., which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

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