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Product Assortment Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY Active member of Client Engagement Team (CET) responsible for supporting customer experience by managing product assortment and demand changes related to product conversions and business transitions.Analyzes actual customer sales to ensure that purchases are in line with customer provided usage and when misalignment occurs works to resolve issue with customer.Generates lost business buyout requests and provides to key customer stakeholders. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Add-to-Stock Processing + Coordinates the new/lost business add-to-stock process: including receiving, reviewing, and processing changes related to customer assortment demand changes.

  • Ensures that new/lost business is processed in a timely manner and passes reasonability checks.

  • Creates and analyzes monthly customer usage reports as an input to stock/nonstock decision making and identifies misalignments between forecasted versus actual sales Product Workflow Management + Communicates the addition, substitution, or discontinuation of SKU's from the Product Administration Team as needed.

  • Monitors stock status on inventory transitions and communicates with Client Engagement Reps to facilitate customer purchasing timing.

  • Updates item stocking status for discontinued and customer exclusive items due to lost business Internal Communication + Acts as the main point of contact for Sales, Purchasing, and CEC for new and lost business.

  • Notifies customer on timing of new item availability as well as buyout requirements.

  • Partners with purchasing resources to advise on product assortment changes as well as stock/nonstock recommendations.

  • Works within a shared-services environment, with matrix reporting lines to CEC leadership and global process leadership. External Communication + Prepares and publishes customer usage reports along with recommendations of stock items.

  • Provides closed loop reporting on prior "Add To Stock" submissions and assortment transition buyouts. SUPPLEMENTAL JOB FUNCTIONS: + Performs additional duties as directed. Qualifications EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: + High school diploma required; some college preferred + Three or more years of purchasing experience required + Or any combination of education and experience to meet above requirements KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES: + Good interpersonal skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills + Solid planning and organizational skills + Ability to work independently and as part of a team + Ability to independently seek issue resolution

  • Strong follow-up skills + Working knowledge of planning systems and concepts + PC/Systems skills & knowledge:Microsoft Office, SalesForce + Customer service oriented ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: + Must be available to work additional hours as required + May need to work various shifts Category: Corporate

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Sr. Business Process Analyst- Assortment Planning

Sr. Business Process Analyst- Assortment Planning Posted Date:Jul-26-2017 Job ID:8017 Job Type:Full Time Job Function:Merchandising City:Bellevue State:Washington ------------------------------------------------------------------------ What's cool about this job The Assortment Senior Business Process Analyst contributes to REI’s success by driving the design, development and delivery of critical Assortment business capabilities that will enable REI’s future Merchandising strategies and initiatives. This strategic role will work with the Business (Merchandising, Planning, and Inventory Management) and Merchandising IT in co-developing and influencing the Assortment Planning Roadmap and bringing the associated capabilities to life through the creation and delivery of new processes and tools. This role will bring strong retail industry and Assortment Planning thought leadership and experience in designing and implementing new Assortment Planning processes and tools to drive improved delivery of Merchandising strategies across the Co-op.

Key ResponsibilitiesAssortment Planning Subject Matter Expertise * Function as the Assortment Planning subject matter expert in business functionality, end to end processes, data flow, and functional architecture of systems supported

  • Develop and maintain a complete working knowledge of REI Merchandising and Inventory Management holistic processes, procedures, and current applications as well as future solutions _ _ Assortment Planning Roadmap * Co-identify, scope and plan Assortment Planning capabilities with the Merchandising Solutions Leadership and cross functional partners to enable REI’s Merchandising Strategies

  • Provide recommendations and assist with developing plans to drive capability design and implementation strategies

  • Design, develop and deliver presentations that educate, inform, and influence critical business decisions of Merchants and Business Leaders _ _ Discovery and Requirements Gathering * Drive the documentation of the “As Is” processes and identify/prioritize opportunities and pain points

  • Assist in building and socializing initial business case and project value proposition

  • Co-lead business working sessions and/or interviews for requirements gathering sessions that may act as an input into vendor RFPs

  • Interpret business needs, document requirement or user stories, and guide high level solution design on behalf of Merchandising

  • Identify and recommend tools or applications that achieve positive business results, enabling industry standard processes and leading best practices _ _ Business Process Design * Analyze, interpret and improve department specific business processes to support Merchandising strategies, capabilities and key projects

  • Lead and participate in business process design workshops, advocating for the business users, understanding and enabling industry leading best practices across multiple merchandising disciplines

  • Own “To Be” business processes design and documentation with the team and understand and analyze gaps providing recommended solutions

  • Support the implementation of industry best practices, company programs, procedures, and methods _ _ Change Management/Training * Collaborate with Change Management and Training to help identify initial impact assessments, the change management and training strategies, and associated communication plans

  • Assist with Change Management and Training in the physical training and rollout plans for new systems or enhancements to existing systems (as required) * Act as a Change Champion with the business in communicating and supporting the new process or technology capabilities UAT Strategy and Execution * Own co-developing and socializing the UAT Strategy with cross divisional partners

  • Create UAT Test Scripts to test and approve new capability/system functionality

  • Execute UAT Test Scripts with the Business and IT Business Go Live Planning and Communications * Work with the Business, IT, and Change Management and Training partners to develop the business go live/rollout strategy and communications plan

  • Partner with the Business and IT to execute defined plans Post Go Live Support * Collaborates with Change Management and Training to conduct post go live adoption and training support

  • Co-own the Product Roadmap post implementation to identify and plan for future solution enhancements

  • Own grooming and prioritizing backlog of potential enhancements and solution modifications General Project Management * Participate in all project related governance meetings including design sessions, daily stand-ups, sprint retrospectives and sprint demonstrations for Agile projects and all other project meetings as required Bring your passion and expertise Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Merchandising, Retail Operations or related field * 5+ years professional retail industry or consulting experience preferably in Merchandising Assortment Planning with knowledge of the end-to-end retail model (Merchandising, Supply Chain, Operations) * 2+ years of business process design and improvement experience (e.g. Six Sigma, Lean, Kaizen) with a focus in Merchandising Assortment Planning * 1+ year of project management-oriented delivery experience and methodologies (e.g. Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)- Waterfall and Agile) in Merchandising, Supply Chain, or Retail Operations

  • Experience in implementing Enterprise Merchandising Assortment Planning Solutions (e.g. TXT, JDA, Oracle, etc.) * Ability to work and act as the conduit/translator between Merchandising Business and IT partners (business and IT knowledge) * Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities

  • Focused on delivering quality work through using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals.

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to think critically, from both an operational and financial perspective, when solutioning end-to-end and related identifying impacts

  • Team player that openly, actively and flexibly collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals

  • Proficient in developing senior management level communications, statuses and presentation materials

  • Strong self-starter with ability to self-educate and learn while doing in a highly complex and rapidly changing environment

  • Advanced computer skills, to include, but not limited to: Microsoft Suite of Tools (Excel, Visio, Word, PowerPoint, Project and SharePoint) required Why you'll love it here You'll get to work with vendors who represent some of the top brands in the outdoor industry. At REI we offer an enviable work environment that has been recognized on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list since the award's inception – 20 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place. With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 12,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more. REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Manager, Space & Assortment Analytics

Job Description: Whole Foods Market is looking for a highly motivated Manager of Space & Assortment Analytics to join our Space Planning Team. You will be part of a team responsible for delivering data-driven, actionable insights that contribute to the overall productivity of our stores. This position requires experience drawing conclusions from imperfect and incomplete data, application of various analytical techniques, and developing overarching micro and macro space strategies. Above all, you will help shape the strategic direction of category management by ensuring best analytical practices and techniques are used to provide Space and Assortment recommendations. The Manager of Space & Assortment Analytics is responsible for managing a team to deliver micro and macro space and assortment analyses to identify opportunities for more optimal use of store and planogram space to drive profitability.This role will drive sales through optimized micro and macro space allocation and drive operational efficiencies through improved space allocation throughout the store.This job is part of our merchandising evolution. Join us now in ATX!Learn more at www.joinwholefoods.com/merchandising Responsibilities:

  • Leads the development of standardized space and assortment analytics through ad hoc tools and methodologies.

  • Leads the integration of space and assortment analytics into the overarching category management processes throughout the purchasing organization.

  • Designs and explains various space and assortment evaluation methodologies.

  • Work with cross functional project teams including Purchasing, Marketing, Regional Operations, Inventory Planning, Replenishment and Data Science, serving as the subject matter expert on Space & Assortment analysis and processes, participate in the discussion of business requirements and act as a leader of change management and assist the Purchasing teams’ training and development.

  • Integrate robust data analysis and variables to develop and maintain space and assortment strategies that reflects the category’s strategic vision, most optimal assortments, merchandising guidelines, capacity and size requirements.

  • Recommends assortment and space changes with category managers for revisions that directly contribute to improved category performance including but not limited to: Sales, Margin and Turns.

  • Develops and works with analytical tools/teams to deliver upon ad hoc space productivity analysis.

  • Works collaboratively to ensure analyses are in alignment with strategic objectives and are executed in stores.

  • Manage and oversee deliverables of team members.

  • Exemplify conscience leadership to mentor, coach and develop Space Planning team members.

  • Consistently communicate and model Whole Foods Market core values and goals. Qualifications:

  • Ability to translate complex analyses into actionable business insights.

  • Preferred Bachelor’s Degree and/or equivalent experience and at least 5-7 years of experience in space planning, field retail, merchandising, inventory management, or related role.

  • Minimum of 2 years directly supervising a team.

  • Experience with Tableau or another analytics visualization tool.

  • Proficient skill level in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.

  • Demonstrated understanding of retail merchandising basics (ie, category management), and purchasing organizational structures and processes.

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple assignments and meet tight deadlines.

  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with all levels of purchasing team and leadership.

  • Experience with analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions.

  • Team oriented with excellent time management and organization skills.

  • Customer service oriented with ability to maintain positive attitude in all situations. At Whole Foods Market we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the position to be filled. Who are we? Well, we seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we’re all about. Oh yeah, we’re a mission-driven company too. Whole Foods Market attracts people who are passionate - about great food, about the communities they live in, about how we treat our planet and our fellow humans - and who want to bring their passion into the workplace and make a difference. Learn more about careers at Whole Foods Market here! Privacy Policy

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Assortment Planner

Assortment Planner Date: Sep 19, 2017 Location:

Kansas City, MO, US, 64108 Apply now » Apply now + Start apply with LinkedIn + + Apply Now + Start + Please wait... Company: Hallmark The Assortment Planner develops assortment within the defined space and defined model line at a product segment/rooftop level. This position’s key objective is placing the appropriate product in the right stores at the right time via the translation of customer-centric, consumer–centric and visual merchandising strategies into business rules.

This position partners primarily with the Assortment Planning Manager to contribute both the strategic and analytical perspective of the business by providing information and feedback to the customer and commercialization teams to maximize sales while minimizing financial risk for Hallmark. The incumbent also partners with the Assortment Planning Manager on new or enhanced assortment planning system design and implementation. A key focus of this position is defining current assortment methodologies and providing feedback on strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to influence and drive future strategy and system functionality.

The incumbent is results-oriented and responsible for meeting individual as well as team performance objectives. This involves developing strategies for category merchandise plan execution, analyzing the business, developing tools and spreadsheets and maximizing the sales and profitability for all customers. This requires an awareness of current sales trends, reports and statistics related to sales and profitability measurements and the ability to interpret information to support the customer and commercialization team with recommendations on how to meet the financial objectives of their categories.

Essential Functions: Rooftop Assortment Planning: + Develops assortments within the defined space and defined model line at a product segment/rooftop level. Translates customer-centric, consumer–centric and visual merchandising strategies into business rules ensure alignment with financial objectives.

Responsible for ensuring that model lines support customer development’s business strategy. Collaborates with the category leader, APL, and product managers to establish a strategy for all new program placement and rooftop targeting that will result in effective execution at retail. Establishes guidelines for implementation of replenishment and manages process to take advantage of retail trends.

Establishes guidelines to manage program transition, including sell-down and cross-reference strategy. Category Management: + Works with CL to develop recommendations for category analysis, including major test/initiatives, product mix and price shifts, etc. Develops category management reports required to assess performance and to report progress.

Activates cross-customer opportunities. Supports presentations with RSI forecasts and ship/sales information and assortment plans, as well as other strategic and tactical recommendations to the buyer. Provides direction to the season business unit on product line mix to ensure that the right product mix is planned for future seasons.

Process Improvements: + Refines the assortment planning process to be consistent with the customer’s go-to-market strategy while leveraging systems capabilities. Provides direction for all future system enhancements that impact assortment planning. Improves effectiveness of all assortments, outposts, etc. through sales analysis, store selections and assortment choices.

We create innovative products and services that enrich people’s lives every day. We’re privately held, committed to the communities we call home and guided by a set of beliefs and values that make us proud to be called Hallmarkers. Requirements: To be considered an applicant for this position you must show how you meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document you upload, or by completing the work experience and education application fields.

Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML, or TXT. Individual file size attachment limit is 10 MB. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary companies will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

Hallmark does not generally provide sponsorship for employment. Employment by Hallmark is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, signing of an agreement to arbitrate in connection with the Hallmark Dispute Resolution Program, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification and satisfactory reference and background checks. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS + Bachelor's degree OR 3+ years professional experience with data analysis + Experience or coursework working with data analysis PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS + Experience working in business services, product, finance, research or sales + Industrial engineering background preferred + Space or assortment planning experience preferred + Experience analyzing sales data to make recommendations that drive productivity + Experience managing direct reports + Category management experience + Proficient in Excel + Currently lives in the Kansas City metro area Hallmark is an equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status. Principals only please.



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Associate Online Assortment Manager

Our vision at Petco is Healthier Pets. Happier People.

Better World. We're making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are proud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our Vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience.

From our retail stores and our network of Distribution Centers to our Corporate offices, you'll work with others who share your values and commitment. We seek individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization.

Position Purpose: The Associate Online Assortment Manager is focused on expanding our online assortment, to continue to make Petco the authority in the pet space and fuel the growth of our online business. This role will work across teams to grow our selection through new vendor identification, term negotiations, speedy and accurate item set-ups, vendor monitoring and performance reporting.

Essential Job Functions: The incumbent must be able to perform all of the following duties and responsibilities with or without a reasonable accommodation. Execute and surpass online assortment goals for each category(ies) and deliver incremental funding from vendors to Petco.

Conduct research on products, merchandise, customer trends and market factors, utilizing internal knowledge/process, external market research, external search queries and online analytic tools. Incumbent will also be responsible for researching the competition and tracking assortment gaps. Quantify, monitor and report on various stages of item set-ups, working with internal teams to remove bottlenecks and also working with vendors to improve quality of submission.

Incumbent will work closely with dropship manager and overall e-Commerce team to ensure that guidelines are adhered. Monitor vendor performance from a speed-to-customer perspective, communicating performance to each vendor and ensuring that SLAs are met or surpassed across all internal- and customer-facing processes. Ensure assigned online category(s) goals and objectives are strategically and tactically aligned to differentiate Petco online from the competition, as well as deliver on Petco's customer value proposition of exceeding customer expectations and financial budgets.

Demonstrating a passion and leadership competency for data-driven decision making for vendor selection, negotiations to deliver against online business objectives. Accountable for ownership and delivery of weekly reports detailing efforts around prospecting new vendors, status of item setups and overall performance (financial and logistical) of vendors/ SKUs. Work with e-Commerce team to create and execute promotional activities with key online-only vendors in order to drive increased traffic, sales and expand profit margins consistent with total e-Commerce goals.

Ensure all activities comply and are conducted in accordance with international, federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances; remain cognizant of planned/proposed changes to same. Interact professionally and effectively through verbal and written communication with all professional contacts with emphasis on company interests. Perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required, assigned and directed.

Supervisory Responsibility: Other management tasks include, but are not limited to, providing input and direction on such topics as key goals and objectives; strategic and tactical planning, implementation and execution; budgetary issues; capital expenditures and associate management, training and development. Additionally, this position will lead a cross-functional team over which it does not have direct administrative authority.

This position is expected to independently lead these teams through the successful development and execution of strategic plans and tactical imperatives to support the business plan for the assigned category(s). Work Environment: Operates in a standard office environment. The majority of job duties are performed while seated indoors with little or no exposure to hazards.

Day and overnight domestic travel to vendors, seminars and/or conferences is required periodically throughout the year. Extended domestic and overseas travel may occur periodically throughout the year. QualificationsEducation and Experience:

Requires a minimum of two to four years of professional-level experience in a fast-paced businesses/ functional areas. Appropriate areas include brand management, marketing, supply chain, or relevant verticals such as Retail, CPG, or Management Consulting. The candidate should have some the following preferred qualifications:

Proven track record of taking ownership and delivering results Strong multi-tasking ability and experience with meeting multiple deadlines Demonstrated ability to thrive and succeed in an entrepreneurial environment and not be hindered by ambiguity or competing priorities Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), with vendor, client, or customer-facing experience Passionate & skilled about understanding the insights behind consumer behavior Highly organized, flexible, easily adapts to changes Specific functional experience should include buying, account management, product management, project management, financial analysis and/or marketing. The successful candidate should also be versed in negotiations and highly proficient at excel. Must have advanced computer skills, including MS Office Suite and the aptitude to learn and utilize new internal applications.

Additionally, this position requires a highly advanced level of knowledge, competency and continued development in the following areas with the ability to effectively: Persuade, and motivate others with the ability to flex style as the situation requires, and collaborate or empower as needed Continue to expand ability to manage multiple responsibilities with the skill to multi-task and shift focus from one task to another seamlessly Recognize and seize upon opportunities to maximize sales and profitability Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated experience engaging and influencing cross-functional teams and senior executives Demonstrated ability to quickly learn our suite of in-house tools. Attention to detail, ability to learn quickly and deliver results, and manage multiple projects and competing priorities Must have a valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a US Passport for international travel.



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Manager, Allocation Assortment

GENERAL PURPOSE: The Allocation Assortment Manager, is responsible for ensuring both the product Treasure Hunt and inventory objectives are achieved across all Stores, addressing regional and volume differences through targeted allocations. The Allocation Assortment Manager will develop and train Assortment Analysts and Associate Analysts to create and execute allocation strategies that support the merchandising vision.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Assortment Management + Develop and oversee the execution of assortment strategies by business area + Collaborate with Merchant and Planning partners in monthly meetings on achieving assortment vision

  • Assess the broad implications of assortment strategies and allocation execution required to achieve + Review effectiveness of allocation strategies and results through review of reporting, analytics and store visits + Provide insight and opportunities on improving assortment through modifying allocation approach/rules + Identify opportunities to enhance systems and processes to optimize allocation results

Communication + Provide Merchant partners with clear and relevant feedback and findings regarding their business and allocation strategies + Collaborate with cross functional business partners within the department and across the organization to ensure key strategies and objectives are achieved + Provide leadership with visibility and status updates on all strategic initiatives across business areas + Keep direct reports informed on business direction, strategies, goals and objectives

People Management + Create an environment that challenges associates to grow and advance their skills and careers + Provide opportunities for associates to participate in cross functional and/or team projects and initiatives + Collaborate with associates to identify key competencies for their individual development goals to grow in their role and/or career + Provide ongoing coaching and feedback in weekly/monthly meetings and through formal appraisal channels

COMPETENCIES: + Communication/Informing + Dealing with Ambiguity + Decision Quality + Developing Direct Reports + Motivation Others

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED: + Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required + 5-7 years of experience in an allocation/planning/buying role + 1-3 year’s experience managing people + High level of analytic skills and business acumen

  • Strong communication and presentation skills + Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites with advanced Excel skills PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA: Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer. Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.

    Consistent timeliness and regular attendance. Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: + Sr. Assortment Analyst + Assortment Analyst + Associate Assortment Analyst

DISCLAIMER This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Contents are subject to change at management’s discretion. Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience.

We believe that it is an essential part of the Company’s overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.



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MGR Assortment Planning

POSITION PURPOSE The Manager Assortment Planning will provide subject matter expertise, project management and analytical support to assortment decisions made by the merchandising organization during category reviews for key departments. This position is responsible for executing category Business Reviews (BR) and Product Line Reviews (PLR) for a designated department and should be seen by merchants as a thought leader on category and assortment strategy.

The Manager should be an advocate for implementing assortment planning best practices across the portfolio of categories and provide guidance and support to Senior Analysts in the absence of a Senior Manager. MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES 80% Work in collaboration with Merchants to determine category review goals and objectives, conduct standard and ad hoc analysis to identify key drivers of performance, recommend assortment decisions that will improve category performance and develop financial plans that reflect category changes. Typical analysis will include: (a) marketplace and macroeconomic trends impacting the category including competitive assessment, (b) vendor portfolio strengths and weaknesses including private brand, (c) line structure, (d) store clustering, (e) customer and store feedback, (f) identifying key product attributes and (g) regional performance.

Develop executive-level presentations that summarize analysis including historical category performance, strategic rationale underpinning assortment decisions and expected financial impact. Report out to all levels of management. Accountable for accuracy, thoroughness, thought process, timeliness and viability of recommendations. 10% Support to develop and maintain a calendar of category reviews. 10% Own MVP/DMM and Merchant/Associate Merchant relationships for designated department.

Strategic projects. Ad hoc analysis and reporting. NATURE AND SCOPE This position reports to the Senior Manager, Assortment Planning No direct responsibility for supervising others ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS Environment:

Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable. Travel: Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be eighteen years of age or older. Must be legally permitted to work in the United States. Education Required:

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job. Years of Relevant Work Experience: 4 years Physical Requirements: Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about.

On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles. Additional Qualifications: Strong analytical and communication skills Preferred Qualifications:

MBA Prior experience in category management Prior experience in merchandising, planning and analysis Prior experience with merchandise planning software Proficient with Microsoft Access, Excel and PowerPoint Strong analytical skills including demonstrated aptitude with financial analysis and ability to generate insight from large and complex data sets Strong communication skills including the ability to effectively articulate viewpoint to executive leadership and ability to write compelling executive level presentations Strong project management skills and ability to effectively handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously Strong financial acumen including experience with the retail and cost methods of accounting Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies: Ability to partner with cross-functional teams at all levels across a complex organization Ability to get results despite a large workload, competing demands and working in a fast paced environment Ability to effectively prioritize multiple demands, adjust to change quickly and work constructively under pressure Ability to structure nebulous projects and to work constructively under tight deadlines Ability to influence peers and business partners without authority We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.



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