Merchandising Initiatives and Development - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States

Job Summary

Responsible for executing merchandising and/or purchasing strategies pertaining to one of more of the following: space management, format/category strategy, merchandise planning, format design and planning, visual merchandising, merchandising process design, merchandising analytics, merchandising systems, fixture planning and management, merchandising operations, or other merchandising/purchasing projects as needed.

Job Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with other Retail Products departments to execute merchandising strategies that are aligned with Company goals and are focused on delivering value to the customer.
  • Communicates with and supports the stores regarding merchandising programs and policies. Works with the field to ensure execution of merchandising programs that drive return and enhance the customer experience.
  • Performs and coordinates day-to-day activities to meet departmental objectives. Develops mastery in one area of specialization and generalist knowledge of a broader functional area.
  • Collaborates and communicates with other areas of Retail Products, vendors, suppliers, contractors, and internal, cross-functional project teams.
  • Works with analytical tools to deliver data analysis to develop, enhance and maintain merchandising programs to the stores.
  • Contributes to, participates in, and supports continuous improvements and advancement efforts for merchandising programs.
  • Develops an understanding of the systems, tools and processes used in the Merchandising organization.
  • Utilizes this knowledge to develop and execute merchandising programs to the stores.
  • Develops an understanding of store KPI and targeted merchandising strategies that will drive store results.
  • Creates deep dive analysis to study key area trends.
  • Participates in the development of new programs and enhances current programs to meet performance objectives.
  • Evaluates key area trends and develops/implements innovative programs/improvements.
  • Runs ad-hoc analyses to identify and recommend innovative options to drive business strategy.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree OR a High School Diploma/GED and at least 3 years of experience in two or more of the following: retail, procurement/purchasing, merchandising, vendor relations, or retail marketing.
  • Experience using time management skills such as prioritizing/organizing and tracking details and meeting deadlines of multiple projects with varying completion dates.
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns)
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).

Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA or Master’s Degree.
  • 2 years of experience in one or more of the following: retail, procurement/purchasing, merchandising, vendor relations, or retail marketing.
  • Retail experience.