Merchandising Assistant
Sax Arts & Crafts
 Greenville, WI

Are you ready to make a difference?

School Specialty is dedicated to changing education for the better. That means working closely with educators, sharing experience, and traveling into unchartered territories together. - Are you ready to join us on the journey?

Job Summary

The Merchandising Assistant’s main responsibilities focus around asset management, supporting the Merchandise Manager, and maintaining data integrity by working with suppliers within assigned categories. This role is based out of our Greenville, WI location.

Essential Functions

Obtains and supports all item data from suppliers and Merchandise Manager for new item setups, updating existing items, or discontinuing items.

Collects images from supplier, assigns metadata and uploads to Asset Management and Workflow Tools.

Build catalog copy blocks, whiteboard and proof pages.

Updates and maintains item pages on SSI websites including web titles, web copy, attributes, and images.

Reconciles item data to continually maintain accuracy.

Resolves inquiries/issues with product by compiling data from multiple sources.

Works with Merchandise Managers in areas such as supplier maintenance and communication, new product submissions, supplier meetings, etc.

Ability to recognize issues and errors, take direction, yet take initiative to foresee and act upon tasks needing attention.

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.

Minimum 2 years of experience in merchandising, marketing, or related area preferred.

Change is part of our daily routine, which means you have the chance to leverage your creativity and imagination every day. You’ll be encouraged to push the envelope, to lead through action, and to innovate regardless of your role. We’re shooting for nothing short of greatness. These aren’t just words, this is how we work. Are you up for it?

Preferred Knowledge and Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, as well as Oracle and Outlook. Ability to learn and work in multiple systems simultaneously.

Excellent data entry and accuracy skills.

Strong problem-solving skills and ability to resolve discrepancies.

Data base management

Attention to Detail. Proofing skills and applications

Ability to multi-task and work independently. Able to handle large volumes of data in an organized manner.

Develops effective working relationships with internal customers and suppliers

Works cross-functionally and recognizes the impact of own actions on others; gains support and commitment of others to achieve common goals

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

Safety Statement

At School Specialty Inc., Safety is every employee’s first responsibility. We expect our employees to adhere to all safety practices, have the moral courage to stop other individuals from performing unsafe acts, and immediately report unsafe conditions.


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, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace. All applicants are subject to a drug screen and background check as a condition of employment.

EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled

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.