Merchandise Assistant - Electronics

HSN's Merchandising teams are responsible for developing our unique product assortment. Our buying teams partner with world class designers and industry experts to develop HSN exclusive products and build their brands. The teams create product and brands to inspire, entertain and engage our customers through assortment selection, product development, pricing, presentation and promotion.

Day in the Life

Under general supervision, the Merchandise Assistant supports the divisional merchandising strategy and helps maximize effectiveness by providing support and assistance to their buying team. This role is used as a foundation to build on employees' fundamental knowledge of retail buying, allowing entry level merchandising candidates an opportunity to begin their corporate retail buying career.

* Enter purchase order information (pricing/delivery terms) and creating of HSN item numbers using established systems.

* Track vendor shipments of samples and inventory to ensure timely delivery.

* Maintain sample room.

* Administrative support to the buying team including scheduling vendor appointments, preparation of adhoc reports, maintenance of vendor files and routine correspondence.

* Assisting new team members in acclimating to the HSN buying process.

* Gain an understanding of the merchandising process and product lifecycle.

Keys to Success

At HSN, if you are Agile, Innovative, Pioneering, Dynamic, Boundaryless, Passionate, Customer-Centric, Collaborative, and Results-Focused, you will love it here!

Must Haves

* BS/BA degree, preferably in merchandising and/or marketing.

* Understanding of the merchandising process and product lifecycle.

* Minimum of 2 years of total experience in a traditional retail environment.

* Intermediate level knowledge of MS Office.

* Ability to spot trends and translate them into product suggestions desired by our target customer.

* Highly organized and detail oriented.

* Ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage multiple assignments at the same time.

* You have the eagerness to learn.

* Ability to carry, push or pull items (up to 30 lbs) unaided.

Candidates will be considered in totality of their skills and experience versus strict interpretation of "must haves".

Nice to Haves

* Bachelors Degree in related field (i.e. Merchandising) and have completed a Merchandising Internship.

* 1-2 years of administrative experience.

* Experience working for a major retailer.

* Experience working in complex environments.

* Experience working in a global buying environment, building both digital and non-digital assortments.

Why HSN

HSN's unique blend of Retail, Television and eCommerce create a one-of-a-kind working environment. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefit program including health and retirement plans, merchandise discounts, volunteer days, and more. We encourage growth and development across the company. Most importantly, we have fun. Follow HSN Careers on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

To learn more, visit https://jobs.hsn.com.

About HSN

About HSN: HSN is a leading interactive entertainment and lifestyle retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Home/Lifestyle, Fashion/Accessories, and Electronics. HSN broadcasts reach approximately 90 million households (with live programming 364 days per year) and its website — HSN.com features more than 50,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, Inc., founded 40 years ago as the first shopping network, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation and is attributed to the QVC Group tracking stock (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB). For more information, please visit http://corporate.hsn.com/newsroom/, or follow @HSN on Facebook and Twitter.

About the QVC Group

The QVC Group consists of eight leading retail brands: QVC, HSN, zulily, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road and Improvements. The QVC Group has 27,000 team members in the US, the UK, Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Poland and China. Visit the QVC Group webpage to learn more.