Benton County, AR
Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects by identifying customer and operational needs; developing and communicating business plans and priorities; removing barriers and obstacles that impact performance; providing resources; identifying performance standards; measuring progress and adjusting performance accordingly; developing contingency plans; and demonstrating adaptability and supporting continuous learning. Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates by selecting and training; mentoring; assigning duties; building a team-based work environment; establishing performance expectations and conducting regular performance evaluations; providing recognition and rewards; coaching for success and improvement; and ensuring diversity awareness. Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by training and providing direction to others in their use and application; ensuring compliance with them; and utilizing and supporting the Open Door Policy. Ensures business needs are being met by evaluating the ongoing effectiveness of current plans, programs, and initiatives; consulting with business partners, managers, co-workers, or other key stakeholders; soliciting, evaluating, and applying suggestions for improving efficiency and cost-effectiveness; and participating in and supporting community outreach events.
What you'll do...
Leads cross-functional buying matrix team by aligning subcategory team workload with modular relay timelines and strategies; reviewing and approving purchase plans; managing the timely execution of business plans at the store level; reviewing and analyzing inputs and reports from team members; identifying merchandising issues; coordinating and leading team meetings to address merchandising issues and develop potential solutions; addressing unexpected or unusual circumstances that impact product availability or demand; and escalating issues to senior management as required.
Develops and manages category and subcategory budgets by analyzing past performance, trends, and strategy; coordinating with planning teams to develop initial budget; collaborating with planning teams to set category and subcategory financial targets; reviewing financial projections against actual results; requesting and reviewing analysis and reports from suppliers and cross-functional peers; identifying and addressing the root cause of deviations from projected plans; and reporting business risks and opportunities to senior management.
Develops strategy and growth of multiple formats and departments for large, complex, or high-risk categories and subcategories by staying current on customer and competitive trends; aligning and adapting strategies to meet the needs of the small formats; translating multiple category theory and strategy into tactical and actionable business plans; tailoring multiple category brands and assortments to meet diverse customer needs while working cross-functionally with core merchandising teams; reviewing pre- and post-modular financial results; identifying opportunities for additional marketing support to enhance return on investment; developing strategies for merchandising in-store presentation; and communicating business needs to senior management.
Establishes and maintains high-visibility supplier relationships by maintaining the supplier matrix; using the matrix to select and develop suppliers; managing the number of suppliers and stock keeping units required to meet customer needs; negotiating supplier cost, quality, and delivery terms; leading meetings with suppliers and cross-functional peers; addressing escalated issues related to replenishment and other support areas; and working with suppliers to resolve issues.
Develops and manages new and existing product lines by presenting and supporting line review decisions; ensuring modular item assortment and design determinations are aligned with category, department, and division strategies, financial targets, and presentation expectations; setting base retail prices; and approving price tiers and price leadership items.
Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Business, Merchandising, or related field 4 years experience in merchandising, buying, financial planning, operations, or related area OR 6 years experience in merchandising, buying, financial planning, operations, or related area.
Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.
Microsoft Office, Negotiating Skills, Supervising AssociatesMasters: Business Administration