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Home Depot SR MGR OFF SHELF MERCHANDISING in Atlanta, Georgia

POSITION PURPOSE

Directs a team responsible for the development of the Merchandising Action Plan and the Cross-Merchandising Plan (MAP & CMAP) and Divisional Planner as part of the Off-Shelf Merchandising Team. This individual will have responsibility for identifying inventory requirements for IPR, partnering with finance to measure program effectiveness and communicating all merchandising direction to stores. The team also is responsible for fielding questions from store and other field associates. This individual will hold a leadership role focused on developing, managing and communicating the company's off-shelf merchandising program.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Partner with SSC and field merchants to plan the off shelf and cross merchandising programs.

  • Educate merchants on the rules of engagement, off shelf merchandising planning tools, and any changes to overall program.

  • Help merchants find solutions to problems (SKU changes, product availability issues, etc.).

  • Produce printed documents for store associates that summarize the merchandising direction for the off shelf, cross merchandising and other merchandising programs as needed.

  • Define the production timeline, including merchant review and agency deadlines.

  • Manage agency partners who produce the documents, including timelines, deliverables and performance metrics.

  • Responsible for final proof of all documents.

  • Manage business partnership with IPR and other internal/external partners.

  • Meet weekly with IPR to discuss issues and concerns. Partner with IPR to resolve any discrepancies with merchants.

  • Act as the point of consolidation for all SKU updates and changes, including any supply chain concerns.

  • In partnership with merchants and vendors, set endcaps and register stackouts at the IC each quarter.

  • Provide leadership on quarterly IC walk to ensure leadership understands the merchants strategy and any in-store presentation concerns.

  • Create a summary of the IC walk decisions and work with merchants on any issues and requests.

  • Work with Director of Merchandising on special projects and ad hoc requests as needed.

  • Partner with store communications to manage the Map area of myApron to ensure information is presented efficiently to store associates.

NATURE AND SCOPE

Position reports to Director of Merchandising

Accountable for direct supervision of the work activities of others. In addition to personnel issues -- including selection, termination, performance appraisal and professional development of subordinates.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Environment:

Typically located in a comfortable indoor area.

There may be regular exposure to mild physical discomfort from factors such as dust, fumes or odors, temperature extremes, loud noise, strong drafts, or bright lights.

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 retail and operations experience

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

Proven ability to perform in a changing and fast paced retail environment

Ability to work effectively with all levels of management and other colleagues and demonstrate initiative, mature judgment, customer service orientation, and ability to anticipate needs of the organization

Strong communication skills, both oral and written

Strong project management skills, plans, organizes and completes projects in the shortest, most efficient manner, intense commitment to successfully completing all projects

Analytical / Business Acumen

Problem solving skills

Detail oriented, ability to multi-task

Demonstrated leadership skills

Action oriented 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.

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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