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Sample Assistant (Pottsville, PA)

Pottsville, PA 17901

Posted: 01/06/2021 Job Category: Sample Coordinator Job Number: 162848

Job Description

Job Title: Sample Assistant Temp
Company Description: Luxury department store
Location: Pottsville, PA
Duration: 3 months + extension (possible to convert)


• Responsible for the physical organization of the sample closet including organizing samples by category, turn-in schedule, and priority

• Manage sample logistics (pack, unpack, send back to vendor, distribution center, track)

• Complete copy sheets with information from the vendor or directly from the garment, inputting information directly in product management system

• Check the accuracy and quality of samples from vendors; track and report issues to Product Supervisors / Manager

• Float between all categories – focus on resolving issues related to the weekly Not On Site report (missing copy, etc.)

• Prep samples for turn-in meeting (e.g. organize, tag) and complete picture packet for Studio team use

• Assist Product Supervisor & Sr. Manager/Manager with ad hoc projects



• Responsible for the physical organization of the sample closet including organizing samples by turn-in schedule or any other configuration as directed by the Product Supervisor

• Track the whereabouts of samples – check items in when arriving at studio, check products out for photo shoots, check back in after shoot

• Fill in incomplete areas in the product copy sheet by getting information off the physical sample; check copy sheets into the tracking system

• Check sample against ordered item to make sure it is the same and free of defects; report any item issues to the Product Supervisors and Merchandising Assistants; track item issues by vendor and provide report to Manager on a quarterly basis

• Pack / unpack samples

• Timely return samples back to vendors and DC and provide tracking information as needed

• Keep samples clean / tagged

• Prep samples for turn-in meetings

• Assist in the transport of samples to the corporate office when needed

• Support the Product Supervisor/Manager as needed on ad hoc projects

• Entry-level position but must demonstrate a strong passion for retail operations

• Keen eye for details, strong organizational skills and passion for documentation and process

• Competent with Google Docs, Excel and MS Word

• Team player with self-confidence, assertiveness and personal motivation

• Ability to multi-task / manage multiple projects with concurrent deadlines

• Ability to respond positively and act with a sense of urgency to challenging work and deadlines

• Positive attitude can manage the repetitive nature of the role

• Work as an integral part of a talented team in a fast-paced, proactive environment with collegial / partnership approach

• A passion for product, and crucially for always exceeding internal and external customer expectations

• Passionate about making Saks.com the premier luxury fashion destination


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