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Freelance Merchandise Coordinator

Apply Job ID 20558 Date posted Sep.. 13, 2021 Location Coraopolis, Pennsylvania Full Time / Part Time Full time (FT)

Quad/Graphics

Employees at Quad thrive at the intersection of thinking, making and marketing. As we continue to take the bold steps necessary to transform our offering, our goal is to provide our clients with the most powerful integrated marketing platform. We’re all partners in our company, committed to do the right thing, trusting the process, innovating for the future, growing the business, believing in each other, and having a little fun along the way.

Our photo studio in Corapolis, PA  is seeking a Freelance Merchandising Coordinator to add to our studio dedicated to producing quality photography exclusively for our client. The Merchandising Coordinator will oversee the process for accepting, receiving, storing, tracking and returning customer/client merchandise. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Accepting and receiving in merchandise using asset tracking software or spreadsheets
  • Barcoding, tracking and updating merchandise in the asset tracking system
  • Tracking, storing, and locating merchandise.
  • Organizing merchandise for upcoming photo shoots.
  • Managing workload schedule for freelancers to support high-volume sample management time periods
  • Prepping, assembling, arranging merchandise and maintaining prop area.
  • Maintaining schedule for merchandise check-out and return based on shot logs and tracking sheets.
  • Returning, logging-out and shipping merchandise.
  • Studio management support:
  • Maintenance
  • Equipment organization and tracking
  • Supply management
  • Prop management
  • Daily, weekly, monthly status reporting for all merch, prop, equipment, supply needs
  • Support tools for all photo tools
  • Support on-set needs: photo assisting, merch prepping, organization

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years industry experience in a high-end, high-volume, production photography catalog, and advertising or commercial photography studio environment.
  • Working knowledge of merchandise management systems and database records.
  • Ability to work as a team member in a creative group environment. 
  • Proficiency with Apple/Macintosh computer platform/software.
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Office software: Outlook, Word and PowerPoint, with a high proficiency in Excel, google sheets and smartsheets preferred.
  • Experience with prepping soft goods using steamers and irons, understanding what is needed with materials and how to test.
  • Working knowledge of styling techniques and skills.
  • Working knowledge of current styling equipment and tools.
  • Quick study of new merchandise tracking software.
  • Basic understanding of production photography workflows and scheduling.
  • Must be comfortable driving small company box truck, van and SUV
  • Must be able to lift at least 50lbs
  • Coordinator drives daily to pick up client merchandise

Additional Company Information:

Quad is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to creating a place of belonging — a space where employees do not need to sacrifice who they are to exist and grow in our workplace. Quad does not discriminate on any unlawful basis including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  Quad also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.

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