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Category Administrative Associate - Merchandising at Michaels

Category Administrative Associate - Merchandising

Michaels Irving, TX Full-Time
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Support Center - Irving

For nearly 50 years, Michaels has been the destination where Makers get inspired, learn, shop, and create. We strive to cultivate an inclusive shopping environment for all Makers and work environment for all Team Members, providing a place of belonging and empowering everyone to bring their creative dreams to life. At Michaels, every Team Member is encouraged to hone their craft with opportunities for personal and professional growth. From our Stores and Distribution Centers to Artistree and our Support Center, our best-in-class team is passionate about leaving the world a better, more creative place by contributing to every “make”.

Michaels is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are here for all Team Members and all Makers to create, innovate and be better together.

Under the direction of a Category Director or Category Manager, the Category Administrative Associate (CAA) is responsible for providing administrative support for Merchandising and is considered an entry level position into merchandising.

The CAA works closely with Category Directors/Managers, Associate Category Managers, the Product Development Team, and PIM team to ensure merchandising and development activities are properly executed.

Administrative processes that support category management & product development process:

  • Complete and expedite paperwork necessary to support the buying process
  • Set up new vendors
  • Establish, sets up & maintains SKU data in SPEDY
    • Utilizing systems (PIM, SPEDY) to verify & input SKU setup information
    • Ensure quotes run through the process in a timely manner
    • HTS & DBC follow up as needed. Create batch lists of Quote Sheets uploaded into SPEDY for the Merchant team
    • PIAB worksheet (HTS information) completed
    • Enter data into the Replenishment Management System.
  • Maintain Excel assortment plans with SKU detail, in partnership with Associate Category Manager
  • Write seasonal purchase orders - Final Proof – Associate Category Manager
  • Process and track purchase orders through the system – Process changes and communicates them to the vendor. Work with internal departments to develop wave breaks and generate POs, as needed
  • Run daily and weekly sales reports by class and department using MARS and Power BI
  • Respond to customer and store requests as needed
  • Maintain seasonal files and manage archives
  • Maintain and organize sample room and coordinate with partners for sample sales
  • Mock up packaging for samples for POG walks


  • Maintain Ad rotation
  • Ensure ad accuracy of signage and download
  • Proof ad for accuracy. Input comments into the proofing system, as needed
  • Order and coordinate ad samples from vendors to Advertising
  • Pack and deliver samples from Planogram (POG) to Advertising

Planogram (POG):

  • Request, track, and organize samples pre/post planogram review.
  • Maintain accurate labeling for POG sets
  • Execute the product presentation in the model store.
  • Support the ACM with the setup and management of the POG area for the overall category, including private label brands


  • Communicate to vendors for sample requests
  • Communicate with vendors for ecommerce assets

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Minimum Special Certifications or technical skills

  • Requires a thorough understanding of MS Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Preferred Education

  • Four-year college degree

Applicants in the U.S. must satisfy federal, state, and local legal requirements of the job.

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Street Address

3939 West John Carpenter Freeway


Irving, TX

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Admin - Clerical


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