New Goods Coordinator

Retail Warehouse-Brice Rd, 2675 Brice Rd, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America Req #1220
Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Goodwill's Mission:  Transforming the lives of the individuals with disabilities and other barriers through pathways to independence and the power of work.


This position is responsible for the overall operation of the New Goods department, including the purchase, presentation, and sales performance analysis of new goods merchandise; must ensure all retail locations are adequately stocked with new goods and merchandising is attractive to the public. 


Essential Job Functions

  • Purchases new goods for all retail stores.  This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Researching, building relationships with, and negotiating with vendors.
    • Purchasing new goods to supplement the donated goods program, and ensuring that the new goods program falls within established performance expectations.
    • Participating in buying trips outside of the local area.


  • Monitors inventory and profitability of new goods.  This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Analyzing sales performance of new goods to maximize the profitability of all categories.

  • Overseeing flow of inventory for all locations utilizing the Point of Sale (POS) system.


  • Supports visual presentation of merchandise, including but not limited to:
    • Working with the retail director and store managers in maintaining presentation and space allocation standards.  Visits stores to assist with pricing, merchandising, stocking of new goods.
    • Establishing seasonal set dates throughout all locations to assure consistency whenever possible.
    • Reviewing distribution plans with the retail director to promote consistent displays in the stores.
    • Coordinating pricing and signage for new goods at all locations to maintain consistency and to provide customers with a positive in-store experience.
    • Communicating changes and updates in new goods merchandise presentation to stores.


  • Manages pricing integrity and accurate recording of new goods, including but not limited to:
    • Verifying accurate receipt of goods.
    • Confirming invoicing to ensure proper payment.
  • Ensuring accurate inventory recording.  Assists with store inventories when and where needed.


  • Monitoring pricing to ensure margins are within guidelines.



Ancillary Job Functions

  • Event support requiring occasional Saturday hours.

Education and Experience – An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.

  • High school or equivalent education.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.

  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills in dealing with customers and employees.
  • Enhanced Excel skills
  • Clear verbal communication skills and ability to give and follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work as well as concentrate on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently and make responsible decisions.
  • Ability to use good judgment and think quickly and rationally in difficult or stressful situations.

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.

  • General retail store conditions.  Exposed to moderate noise levels.

Physical Abilities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job.  The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Must be able to stand, walk, bend, push, and reach for extended periods of time.
  • Regularly lift and carry up to 30 pounds; heavier lifting occasionally needed.
  • Must have finger dexterity and hand-eye coordination to work on cash register and related store equipment.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.

At Goodwill, we'll help you reach your potential while you help others reach theirs. Want to enjoy coming to work? So do we!   
Our full-time benefits include:

  • Promotion and Growth Opportunities 
  • Company paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Health, Dental and Vision insurance the 1st of the month after 30 days
  • Voluntary life, short-term disability, accident,  and critical illness
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Employee Discount at all Goodwill Columbus Stores

Goodwill Columbus is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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  • Other details

    • Pay Type Salary
    Location on Google Maps
    • Retail Warehouse-Brice Rd, 2675 Brice Rd, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America