HD Supply Merchant Planner in Atlanta, Georgia
HD Supply (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 300,000 customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations. Through 44 distribution centers, in the U.S. and Canada, the company's approximately 5,500 associates provide localized, customer-driven services including will call, 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
Manages a subset of a merchandising category and selects items for product line review in partnership with merchants. Optimizes assortment using data and financial projections. Works with respective merchandising teams to implement appropriate supplier strategies.
Major Tasks, Responsibilities, and Key Accountabilities
Inputs and maintains data in various merchandising systems.
Analyzes financial data and takes measurements to forecast growth and merchandising opportunities.
Reviews competitive market data for assigned merchandising categories.
Performs various administrative duties, including managing the SKU life cycle, preparing for vendor meetings, maintaining vendor contact information and inquiries, and performing ad hoc projects as assigned.
Assists merchant team with product category management, including managing category subsets. Works with merchants to resolve issues.
Produces reports and analyses for vendor meetings and negotiations.
Conducts root cause analysis for variation between supply and demand forecasts and collaborates with internal departments to recommend solutions.
Nature and Scope
Demonstrates skill in data analysis techniques by resolving missing/incomplete information and inconsistencies/anomalies in more complex research/data.
Nature of work requires increasing independence; receives guidance only on unusual, complex problems or issues. Work review typically involves periodic review of output by a supervisor and/or direct customers of the process.
May provide general guidance/direction to or train junior level support or professional personnel.
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 less than 10% of the time.
Education and Experience
Typically requires BS/BA in a related discipline. Generally 2-5 years of experience in a related field OR MS/MA and generally 2-4 years of experience in a related field. Certification is required in some areas.
Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details
2+ years work experience
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
Strong written communication and presentation skills
Ability to grasp new concepts quickly and adapt accordingly
Ability to multi-task in a highly complex, fast-paced environment
Proficiency in Excel required
Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
Posted Date 1 month ago (10/20/2021 9:44 AM)
Job ID 2021-47301
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.