HD Supply Associate Product Merchant in Waukegan, Illinois
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 working with Associate Merchants to select items for product lines for review; optimize assortment using data and financial projections. Work with the respective merchandising team to implement the appropriate supplier strategy. Responsible for category business dollars.
Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities
Selects, negotiates, and prices for out stock or specialized merchandise.
Selects, negotiates and determines price points for smaller vendors. Conducts/facilitates vendor meetings and negotiations.
Maintains all SKU information. Liquidates discontinued merchandise.
Determines visual representation for catalog, mailers, and other marketing mediums. Seeks out new products, writing new ads, and correcting ads. Reviews the revisions from the Design team, verifies pricing is correct, and aids in pagination.
Restocks replacement products and/or makes recommendations on replacement products.
Reviews competitive market data for assigned categories.
Nature and Scope
Works in compliance with established procedures and/or protocols. Identifies and resolves readily identifiable, clearly defined problems. Demonstrates skill in data analysis and techniques by resolving missing/incomplete information and inconsistencies/anomalies in routine research/data.
Nature of work requires general supervision; exercises judgment. May be paired with a mentor. Work typically involves regular process checks or review of output by a coworker and/or supervisor.
May provide general guidance/direction to or train junior level support 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. Certification may be required in some areas. Generally 0-2 years of experience in a related field OR MS/MA and generally 0-1 year of experience in a related field.
Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details
Experience in vendor negotiations.
Experience in Waste Water Treatment or other industry related experience preferred.
Job Locations US-IL-Waukegan
Posted Date 1 month ago (1/25/2021 3:27 PM)
Job ID 2021-41336
Business Unit Facilities Maintenance
Functional Area Merchandising
Remote Position? No
Position Type Full-Time
Posting Location : Postal Code 60085
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.