The Home Depot, Inc.
Atlanta, GA, United States
Nov 17, 2020
Mar 02, 2021
The Merchant is responsible for executing the overall short and long term strategy for assigned Live Goods category/categories. This includes, creating and maintaining vendor relationships, marketing products, developing product line strategies and reporting financial results. The Merchant makes all or most of the buying decisions for the assigned category and negotiates terms with suppliers to drive item selection and pricing.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
30% Supplier Relationship Management: Influences the supplier management strategy to support overall department strategy and works to improve all aspect of supplier relationship. May serve as a key contributor on various other key projects.
30%Financial Planning & Management: Implements the financial strategy/ cost structure for a category and sets pricing.
20% Merchandising Execution: Develops merchandising strategy to understand key business drivers (e.g. historical performance, industry/ competitive landscape, consumer segmentation) May serve as a key contributor on various key projects within a business function.
20% Assortment Selection: Executes the business review of category/ categories on a regular basis; determining changes to product mix to better optimize assortment and drive innovation.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
Typically reports to Merchandising Vice President or Divisional Merchandise Manager.
Partial or full responsibility for managing the Merchant Associate(s).
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Environment: Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant condition
Travel: Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 6 years
Physical Requirements: 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.
Bachelor's degree, preferably in business or related field of study
Proven experience in merchandising execution, visual presentation, new concepts, inventory management, channel management, and supply chain
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Advanced understanding of internal and environmental sales drivers
Merchandising and retail planning expertise
Strong analytical skills
Expert communication and negotiation skills
Project execution skills. ability to negotiate pricing terms, co-op and rebate etc.
Ability and willingness to work in a highly cross-functional environment
Proficient with Microsoft Office, Specialized with Excel
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.