Job Details

Product Supervisor

Location New York, New York, United States
Category Corporate & Business Services
Job Opened January 21st, 2022
Job Number R-100216
Job Type Full time
Remote No

job description

What This Position Is All About:

Saks Fifth Avenue adds thousands of new items to each week and the Product Supervisors are the engines behind initiating product movement through the digital item lifecycle. The Product Supervisor is responsible for liaising with vendors, merchants, studio and digital partners, and ultimately responsible for ensuring timely publication of items to The Product Supervisor is supported by the Sample Assistant in setting up, styling and pushing items physically through the photo studio and systemically through the digital item lifecycle.

Cross-functional partners at this level include:

  • Merchants
  • External Vendor Account Reps
  • Item Setup / Copy Associates
  • Studio / Photography Managers

Who You Are:

  • Proactively works with vendors to ensure all merchandise is shot and copy attributes are complete, 8 weeks prior to go live date (launch date, pre-order date, start ship date)
  • Maintains Master Sample Tracking Sheet for each product purchased for by fashion season
  • Maintains and sets up all items in product management system
  • Completes the turn-in styling instruction sheets for the photo studio by partnering with the buying office and vendor
  • Partners with cross-functional partners (item setup, buying office, studio, creative teams) to ensure timely publication of products
  • Manages the master turn-in calendar by working in partnership with the manager and buying offices
  • Proactively manages the flow of samples and turn-in schedule to minimize peaks and valleys
  • Supports the Manager & Director on any and all Sample Management special projects (European Shoots, VPI, time studies, physical inventory)
  • Provides status reports on the workflow summary report and project progress updates to the Manager / Director
  • Ad-hoc projects and data entry

You Also Have:

  • BA or BS Degree
  • Demonstration of analytical skills, business acumen and previous experience in a similar role at an ecommerce retailer is highly preferred
  • Keen eye for details, exceptional organizational skills and passion for documentation and process
  • Persistence and resilience working with vendors on sample and copy data acquisition
  • Strong communication skills, written & verbal
  • Understand the importance of relationship management and demonstrate potential to be strong in this area
  • Highly competent with Google Docs/Sheets, MS Word and Excel
  • Team player with self-confidence, assertiveness and personal motivation
  • The ability to meet tight deadlines and manage stress (with a good sense of humor!)
  • Ability to multi-task to meet concurrent deadlines
  • Ability to respond positively and act with a sense of urgency to challenging work and deadlines
  • Must be able to adapt and react to constantly changing details and priorities, and shift the focus to the important tasks
  • Work as an integral part of a talented team in a fast-paced, proactive environment with collegial / partnership approach
  • A passion for product and for always exceeding internal and external customer expectations
  • Passionate about making the premier luxury fashion destination
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and, if hired, present proof of vaccination prior to beginning employment.

As The Product Supervisor, You Will:

  • Manage all products for assigned area of the business purchased for
  • Coordinate master turn-in calendar by working with buying offices and photo studio
  • Communicate with vendors and buying office to prepare shoots and work with buying offices and vendors to creatively and appropriately style sets
  • Prepare materials for daily / weekly turn-in and present to the studio
  • Work with Manager, Buyers, Merchandising Assistants, Item Setup Associates, and Sample Assistants to ensure timely and accurate publication of products (item copy and image accuracy, classification, and publication dates)
  • Serve as a liaison to all vendors; maintain vendor information and communication, including proactively following up on attributes and missing images
  • Partner with Merchandising Assistants to coordinate on-time PO upload
  • Partner with Buyers to meet and exceed company targets and objectives
  • Work with the Sample Assistants to ensure sample tracking through the turn-in process (i.e. track the whereabouts of physical samples, copy attributes, and VPIs)
  • Work within PIM and to ensure correct publication of all items turned in

Your Life and Career At Saks:

  • Be part of a world-class team; work with an adventurous spirit; think and act like an owner-operator!
  • Exposure to rewarding career advancement opportunities, from retail to supply chain, to digital or corporate
  • A culture that promotes a healthy, fulfilling work/life balance
  • Benefits package for all eligible full-time employees (including medical, vision, and dental)
  • An amazing employee discount!

Thank you for your interest with Saks. We look forward to reviewing your application.

Saks provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Saks complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Saks welcomes all applicants for this position. Should you be individually selected to participate in an assessment or selection process, accommodations are available upon request in relation to the materials or processes to be used.