Retail Merchandiser – Promotions Assistant

  • Location
    North York, Ontario
  • Job type
  • Category
    Marketing - Writer / Editor

Do you have proof reading and content writing experience? Do you have experience working in retail marketing and promoting sales and analyzing budgets? Do you have retail experience and understanding of merchandising behind flyer production? 

Adecco is currently hiring a temporary full-time Retail Merchandiser – Promotions Assistant for our client in North York, ON. In this role you will be working closely with the flyers that are distributed to promote sale items and generate sales. You will require experience analyzing budgets as well as determining the items are advertised accurately. This will require you to have proof reading and content writing experience. If this sounds like you apply today!

  • Pay rate: $26.32 /hour
  • Location: North York, ON
  • Shifts: Monday to Friday / 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Job type: Temporary / Full-time
  • Here's why you should apply:

  • 4% vacation paid weekly
  • Paid weekly accurate and on time
  • Strong health and safety programs
  • Free training programs
  • Responsibilities:

  • Pull information from both internal and external stakeholders as to items that will be advertised for a specific week and ensure accuracy of costs, rebates, retails and all other details for each province.
  • Detailed comparison between system and actual flyer at time of production as well as at each proofing stage. Reports any discrepancies to Category Management to ensure systems are updated accordingly to avoid issues at store level.
  • Ensure that layouts are reflecting the uniqueness of a specific province and correct items are advertised.
  • Pull all images, pricing, points and writes all flyer copies for each spot within the flyer and communicates all to 3rd party studio.
  • Coordinate collection of samples and required photography for the flyer.
  • Review all emails and Promotional Change Forms for flyers where changes have been requested (pricing, copy, images, layout changes, effective dates) and ensure changes are clearly communicated to 3rd party production house via internal proofreading system or via email within a set deadline
  • Proofing of Flyers for accuracy by comparing information inputted into internal system by category Management and ensuring flyer and system information are identical, thus keeping the integrity of the flyer to consumer intact.
  • Manages all changes to flyers requested from Category Management in the soft proofing system, making decisions to approve or reject based upon various standards set within policies.
  • Follows up at each proofing stage the discrepancies identified, to ensure Category Management has made necessary changes and set up in system is done correctly as well as within necessary timelines for transmission/printing.
  • Follow up with internal stakeholders if systems need to be updated as requested by management
  • Liaises with vendors to ensure artwork is provided within the correct timelines. Ensures vendor has provided correct information as well as meets vendor agreements for artwork placement within the flyer.
  • Works with Copy Writing and Translation Departments to ensure copy for special inserts are submitted on time. Sends completed copy to 3rd party production studio for implementation into the flyers.
  • Implements all changes requested by vendors for special inserts and provides PDFs for vendor approvals prior to flyer printing.
  • Liaises with 3rd party production studio ensuring correct images are archived in the database accordingly for all flyers.
  • Leads regular meetings with Category Management to discuss changes to flyer policies, formats and opportunities for growth in working relations as well as processes.
  • Proofread product information. Ensure images, copy, pricing is accurate as well as effective dates of Grand Opening Wraps.
  • Maintain 100% accuracy with the flyers at all times while working on extremely tight deadlines which are not flexible.
  • Requirements:

  • Must be legally eligible to work, and reside in Canada
  • 1 to 2 years business, marketing or equivalent experience.
  • Proof-reading and/or copy writing experience
  • Post-secondary degree (college or university)
  • Requires an understanding of inter-related work processes to be able to adapt to differing assignments.
  • Strong eye for detail is a must
  • Ability to work under extremely tight deadlines and immense pressure
  • Retail experience sufficient to understand merchandising behind flyer production
  • Strong priorities and deliverables management skills
  • Draws on a number of known options to solve problems and to develop improvements.
  • Computer skills to produce reports, documents and presentations.
  • Supervisory experience that allows for knowledge of how to mentor and motivate team and provide balanced feedback
  • If you are interested in the Retail Merchandiser – Promotions Assistant for our client in North York, ON, apply now and an Adecco recruiter will reach out soon!

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