Sample Room Representative

Location: Hingham, Massachusetts US


This position is no longer open.

Job Number: 13937

Position Title: Sample Room Representative

External Description:

Basic Purpose:


Responsible for executing controlled receiving procedures for samples in excess of 200,000 units received at Corporate Headquarters. Ensure all samples are scanned and filed appropriately and that a full and comprehensive library of merchandise styles in excess of 90,000 units is retained for current and future use.


Principal Accountabilities:


  • Open, hang, receive, and file over 200,000 samples annually. Print and scan sample tickets and receive units into the Sample Tracker Ensure required sample information is entered into Sample Tracker System accurately and timely for future use by Merchandising Division.


  • File and maintain organized merchandise sample steel for use by merchandising associates.


  • Prepare over 150,000 sample units for sale for Sample Sale. Ensure all readied garments are saleable and comply with US Customs regulations.


  • Support the shoe area ensuring there is ample space for new receipts and that returns are filed back accurately and timely for each season. Establishing and moving shoe libraries to designated area of Sample Room.


  • Work with Merchandising Team to ensure the needs of each merchandising division are met. This includes assisting with maintenance of certain large divisions, thinning out and removing older samples from steel. Monitoring that each division is following the clean out schedule and that each line is current to maximize room on each line.


  • Accurately and timely filing back sample rolling rack returns from Cat, Web, Visual, and Quad.


  • Ensure the established Sample Room standards are maintained in Sample Room.


  • Lifting and distributing large cartons of merchandise and hangers, throughout the Sample Room on a frequent basis.


  • Assist with the Sample Boutique with replenishment, maintenance, and hanger removal








Internal and External Relationships:


Internal: Sample Room Manager, Merchandising Coordinators, Merchants and Visual Associates




Number of Direct Reports and Titles:






  • Requires knowledge normally acquired through the completion of a High School diploma
  • 6 months – 1 year of related experience, preferably in a retail organization
  • Outstanding communication and organization skills are a must
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word required





The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel assigned to this job.



Community / Marketing Title: Sample Room Representative

Company Profile:

Talbots is a leading omni-channel specialty retailer of women's clothing, shoes and accessories. Established in 1947, the company is known for modern classic style that's both timeless and timely, fine quality craftsmanship and gracious service. At Talbots relationships are the key to our business, we hire individuals who bring new ideas to the table, understand smart risk taking and  can enhance an already thriving culture.  With a commitment to offer modern classic style for every body type, through a  full range of sizes, inclusive to every woman in your life.

EEO Employer Verbiage:

Talbots is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates. Hiring decisions are based upon a candidate's qualifications as they relate to the requirements of the position under consideration and are made without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, or any other category protected by applicable law. Talbots is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for job applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position you are seeking or to participate in the application process please contact Talbots will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified applicants or employees, unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operations of the Company’s business.

PositionType_Description: Full Time

Location_formattedLocationLong: Hingham, Massachusetts US

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