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Sr. Associate Merchant- Remote

Company: Office Depot
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Sr. Associate Merchant associate leverages consumer insights, markets trends and new product development to build curated, customer driven assortments and service solutions.; This position partners closely with key stakeholders to understand the division strategies and financial goals based on the strategic category plan to ensure that overall product development and direction delivers in-store, catalog, and online programs that are competitive and differentiated.Works with suppliers to set up new items and maintain item integrity, content and web attributes.; Partners cross-functionally to ensure we are providing customer centric solutions and improving product mix and shopping experience.; Tasked with optimizing assortments and catalogs to maximize trade up, solutions, micro-assortments and identify gaps by customer vertical/segment.; Maintain cross reference files, good/better/best assortments and upsell/cross sell. This role will be provided the opportunity to fully manage and develop the strategy for a sub-category.This role requires a thought leader that will bring an independent perspective while, effectively building collaborative solutions with key stakeholders across the company.; Partners with content, ecommerce, inventory management, private brand, and pricing and promotion teams.This position has decision making authority within scope of work and categories assigned.This role requires a comprehensive understanding of all current and future paths to purchase.
Necessitating knowledge of key drivers including: - Retail store format optimization and brick & mortar shopping experience - Web dynamics, digital marketing impacts, and mobile experience - Contract B2B sales motion, pricing strategies and vertical / customer segmentation. - Performs market research to gain an in-depth knowledge of products, vendor capabilities, industry trends and emerging innovation - Partners with Private Brand to optimize the portfolio to offer unique value to our customers through new development and supplier sourcing opportunities. - Optimizes the product and services portfolio to drive consumer demand, market share, sales and profitability, grounded in market and consumer understanding. - Manages assortment of products and services, determining optimal product mix based on category goals, performance, and designated category roles. - Works with cross-functional partners to ensure exceptional execution of assortment strategies. - Responsible to identify and initiate vendor setup and maintenance working with Merchandising Operations. - Responsible for overseeing item integrity, including new item set up, content and web attributes with support teams. - Works with suppliers to develop new product assortments by vertical and segment and set up new items and maintain item integrity, content and web attributes. - Ensures Web and catalog execution.
Qualifications - Bachelors Degree (B.A/B.S) in Business, Merchandising, Operations - 5-7 + years experience (3+ years progressive merchandising plus other equivalent related experience) - Minimum three years merchandising experience required. Finance, marketing, product development, procurement, services and operations background beneficial;
Other Information - Strong leader with strategic business management skills, who can appropriately shift between tactical and strategic perspectives.; - Will need to be results oriented, seek empowerment, inquisitive, comfortable with ambiguity and possess versatile communication styles - Cross-functional strategic vision:; a willingness to see business opportunities from the perspective of the whole company as opposed to solely the perspective of his/her functional area
Pay, Benefits & Work ScheduleThe company offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.
How To ApplyClick the Apply Now button and follow the instructions on each page. When you have completed the application, click the submit button.
Equal Employment OpportunityThe company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records City & County of San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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