HD Supply Associate Merchant in Atlanta, Georgia
HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) ( www.hdsupply.com ) is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. The company provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 500,000 customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations and specialty construction sectors. Through approximately 260 locations across 36 states and six Canadian provinces, the company's approximately 11,000 associates provide localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success. With an active commitment to the communities in which we operate, HD Supply associates are part of a thriving organization that supports the virtues of wellness, diversity and inclusion – all of which are top priorities for the company. Equally as important is empowering our associates to grow professionally while providing competitive benefits and compensation. If you’re ready to find a rewarding career and achieve your full potential with a growing industry leader, HD Supply is ready for you!
Job Description & Qualifications
Responsible for establishing merchandising objectives for a category or categories of merchandise. Drive the financial planning process and manage the process from recommending targets to pricing optimization. Drive the assortment planning process, from business performance review to supplier negotiations. Create operational plans used in SOAR execution. Oversee the supplier management strategy and works to source and rationalize suppliers to meet business needs. Responsible for approximately $150 million in business dollars.
Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities
Acts as primary decision maker on merchandising and finance operational issues. Utilizes current market data (industry/competitive) to drive merchandising strategy. Determines consumers to target for a specific category and collaboratively decides the strategic direction of the business segment.
Executes and manages visual merchandising, new concept development, marketing / catalog, vendor services, inventory management, and supply chain issues.
Responsible for developing and executing plan to meet annual financial goals which include Sales Performance, Category Profitability and Category Inventory Productivity.
Makes decisions and manages supplier strategy (e.g. import vs. domestic, national vs. proprietary). Reviews the supplier portfolio on a ongoing basis to ensure suppliers maintain the bandwidth to support changing needs. Works with key functions to source new suppliers.
Manages projects within a business function (e.g. capital). Acts as the project champion and assists with setting the overall direction and defining the measures of success.
Nature and Scope
Solutions require analysis and investigation.
Achieves planned results by decisions and actions based on professional methods, business principles, and practical experience. May recommend/make decisions regarding new programs/initiatives that have significant impact to the business and carry consequences in unsuccessful endeavors.
Manages a larger team or multiple small teams through direction of subordinate management and/or supervisory staff.
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
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.
Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.
Education and Experience
- Typically requires BS/BA in a related discipline. Generally 7+ years of experience in a related field. May require certification. Advanced degree may offset less experience in some disciplines.
Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details
Experience in merchandising strategy, visual merchandising, new concepts, inventory management, channel management, and supplier management.
Experience managing supplier performance.
Masters Degree with an emphasis in business.
Job ID 2019-34535
Business Unit Facilities Maintenance
Functional Area Merchandising
Remote Position? No
Position Type Full-Time
Posting Location : Postal Code 30339
HD Supply is an Equal Opportunity Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veteran and Affirmative Action Employer. HD Supply considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law.