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HDE Program Merchant (132035)

Home Depot, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
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    337709
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HDE Program Merchant (132035)

GA - Atlanta

  • Date Posted: Aug 7, 2019
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: None
  • Functional Area: Services
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No




Position Description:
POSITION PURPOSE
Responsible for executing the overall short and long term strategy for the Doors and Windows 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

  • 25%-Define product assortment, features, benefits, pricing strategy, and geographic differentiation for in-home sales products for HDE and HDI. 
  • 25%-Develops critical internal controls for margin, product line reviews, suppliers, and utilizes advance analytic techniques to ensure these controls and strategies are measured and adjusted to optimize sales, competitive differentiation, supplier efficiency, and 3rd party installer effectiveness
  • 25%-Works effectively with internal partners across core merchandising, on-line, marketing, finance, learning, and communications to ensure product strategies are implemented quickly and efficiently. This includes in-store signage, product line reviews, A/B market tests, and associate communication and knowledge on product changes.
  • 25%-Develops labor pricing models and labor standards for pricing that considers geographic differences integrated in a national strategy

NATURE AND SCOPE

This position reports to Division Merchandising Manager 
This position has 2 Direct Reports

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Environment: 
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Travel: 
Typically requires overnight travel 20% to 50% of the time.


ESSENTIAL SKILLS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 
10 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.

Additional Qualifications - 

  • Experience with managing regional and national suppliers. 
  • Ability to manage sales typically in excess of $500M.
  • Experience managing a business (financial, operational, process, people, technology etc). 

Preferred Qualifications-

  • 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 supplier management. 
  • Proven ability to manage large scale projects in a complex environment 
  • Proven proficiency in both a brick and mortar and online retail environment 
  • Experience managing several hundred vendor contracts simultaneously 
  • Comprehensive understanding of relevant products to make purchasing decisions 

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.

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Posted: 2019-08-15 Expires: 2019-09-14

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