Best Buy Merchandising Specialist in Chicago, Illinois


Job Title:

Merchandising Specialist

Location Number:

001777-Kennedy Expressway at Belmont-Store

Job Description:

What does a Best Buy Merchandising Specialist do?

At Best Buy our mission is to leverage the unique talents and passions of our employees to inspire, delight, and enrich the lives of our customers through technology and all its possibilities. If you have a passion and curiosity for what is possible and enjoy people, we invite you to join us on this mission.

  • This position is responsible to implement assigned responsibilities from Merchandising Senior in merchandising designated areas, upstocks merchandise to ensure department is continually stocked and replenished, and confirms the accuracy and timeliness of implementing special program guidelines. You will also assist customers in locating product.

45% of your time you will:

Following weekly merchandising packet instructions, merchandises designated areas:

  • Checks in drop shipments, truck shipments, and GEO shuttles.

  • Confirms products are put on sales floor properly and in a timely manner.

  • Arranges product according to planogram specifications.

  • Performs ad set, price change, clean & bright, functionality and farming duties.

  • Insure check-out lanes are set with proper product in each line.

25% of your time you will:

Monitors floor merchandise:

  • Upstocks overstock product when necessary.

  • Downstocks product when necessary.

  • Moves all product off of the sales floor prior to opening.

20% of your time you will:

Ensures program guidelines are followed:

  • Confirms Raincheck Follow up is completed.

  • Confirms functionality checks are complete and problems reported to the manager.

  • Brings \"lock-up\" product to front checkout lanes for customer purchases.

  • Confirms closeout and open item program guidelines are followed.

10% of your time you will:

Greets customer and assists with locating product

What are the professional requirements of an Merchandising Specialist?

Basic Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in a team environment requiring clear, professional and effective communication

  • Prior experience with prioritizing multiple tasks in a team environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • 3 months experience in retail or customer service

  • Lift or maneuver 50 pounds, and team lift up to 100 pounds

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Job Level:

Entry Level

Employment Category:

Part Time


Best Buy

About Us:

Best Buy Company and its Family of Brands

Best Buy is the world’s largest multi-channel consumer electronics retailer with stores in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. We are the 11th largest online retailer in the U.S. and Canada, we have the number one customer loyalty program of its kind and more than 1.6 billion visitors to our websites and stores each year. Our more than 165,000 employees are committed to helping deliver the technology solutions that provide value, enabling access to people, knowledge, ideas and fun – whether online, via mobile device or in our stores.

Additional Job Information:

What are my rewards and benefits?

Surrounded by the latest and greatest technology, a team of amazing coworkers and a work environment where anything is possible, you’ll find it easy to be your best when you work at Best Buy. While you’re making technology work for our customers, we’re making sure Best Buy works for you with our pay for performance philosophy. At Best Buy we offer top salaries for management, including both short and long term incentive plans based upon business results, as well as endless opportunities to grow in a dynamic work environment that’s part of an industry that never sleeps. From tuition reimbursement to deep employee discounts, to health, wealth and wellness benefits, we believe the success of our company depends on the passion of employees for learning, technology and people.

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