Merchandise Assortment Planner

Lowe’s Home Improvement

3.5

(24)

Mooresville, NC

Why you should apply for a job to Lowe’s Home Improvement:

  • 5/5 in supportive management
  • 65% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 65% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • All eligible, full-time salaried or hourly associates receive up to 10 weeks of paid maternity leave and 4 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Our Women Empowered Business Resource Group helps women achieve their full potential inside and outside of Lowe’s.
  • Recognized as one of the 2023 NBIC Best of the Best Companies for Inclusion
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    Position summary

    Recommending localized assortment updates within the Assortment Optimization solution (user) Tracking and reporting of PLR and BR deliverables and alignment to core strategies Managing workflow opportunities within categories assigned In addition, this role is responsible for supporting ad hoc analysis for the core strategies, category management insights and merchandise assortment recommendations. Responsibilities also include analysis, PLR support, and other cross-functional partner engagement and insights who would be directly involved in the end to end assortment planning process and AO tool.

    What you will do

    • PLR / BR Process analysis & supporting end to end planning process including Pre-coordination session,assortment kickoff meeting, cluster strategy review, supplier planning sessions, calibration sessions with cross functional teams.

    • Synthesizes category managment analytics for Merchandising in to actionable opportunities.

    • Assortment Plan Development - manages assortment "eligibility, review and finalize product and forecasted demand

    • Analyzes enterprise portfolio opportunities within Role of the Category, Localization, Pro Growth and Assortment/Space Productivity

    • Utilize the Assortment Optimization tool to determine item / store cluster assortments.

    • Partners with Merchants & Sr Planners to perform an in depth understanding of the category management decision process to lead the Merchants through the evaluation and determination of store clustering and assortment selection

    • Analyze, review and identify assortment planning opportunities within the assortment planning tool and reporting outputs for resolution with Merchants, influencing the team on better configuration options to accomplish the optimum goals.

    • Collaborate with Sr Planners & Merchants to interpret AO recommendations for current items and to develop assortment plans for new items.

    • Translate opportunities and vision to various business areas of Lowe's ensuring successful integration.

    • Lead others in linking Assortment Planning tool results to the overall end to end PLR/BR business process

    • Assist with presentations, as needed, to all s of corporate management.

    • Serve as project management support for Full Line Reviews: that incorporates data prep, CC runs and, Assortment Planning tool worksheets, new item data collection, Space data collection, PLR key milestone dates, and all communications to all affected parties, to meet PLR dates.

    • Plan and schedule Line Review meetings as they relate to non-vendor presentations

    • Provide reporting on the status and activities of the PLR

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree Marketing, Statistics, Finance or related field

    • 1 Year years of experience in merchandising, assortment planning, finance or related work experience

    • Experience working in a retail environment

    • Experience with assortment and/or merchandising planning (e.g. categories, products, processes, etc.)

    • Experience executing on project plans in a cross-functional environment

    • Experience with retail assortment store clustering

    • Experience with Assortment Planning Software (e.g. SAS, JDA, Oracle, etc)

    • Experience working for a large retail organization, preferably in Merchandising, Store Planning, or Store Operations

    About Lowe's
    Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving approximately 16 million customer transactions a week in the United States. With total fiscal year 2023 sales of more than $86 billion, Lowe's operates over 1,700 home improvement stores and employs approximately 300,000 associates. Based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe's supports the communities it serves through programs focused on creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

    Lowe's is an equal opportunity employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law.
    Starting rate of pay may vary based on factors including, but not limited to, position offered, location, education, training, and/or experience. For information regarding our benefit programs and eligibility, please visit https://talent.lowes.com/us/en/benefits.

    Why you should apply for a job to Lowe’s Home Improvement:

  • 5/5 in supportive management
  • 65% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 65% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • All eligible, full-time salaried or hourly associates receive up to 10 weeks of paid maternity leave and 4 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • Our Women Empowered Business Resource Group helps women achieve their full potential inside and outside of Lowe’s.
  • Recognized as one of the 2023 NBIC Best of the Best Companies for Inclusion