The Assistant E-Commerce Merchant is responsible for all aspects of support for an online product category, including but not limited to category review support, promotional planning and execution, product content, retailer communication and credits, SKU on-boarding and maintenance and special projects as assigned. The position is designed as a support role, as well as development step in all aspects of the E-Commerce department to prepare a candidate for full category responsibility as an E-Commerce Merchant in 2 3 years.
What you'll do
Merchandising Online Assortment on acehardware.com
Support Sr. E-Commerce merchant in all phases of category and product online merchandising
Kibo Admin tool- fundamental site merchandising practices including the creation of categories, discounts, product ranking rules
New Item and Promo activation and maintenance
Responsible for edits throughout creative process including site, email and marketing creative
Prepare category analytics and identify opportunities to drive sales online
Responsible for product content- work with vendor and PCM team for goal of A++ content
Analyze the ecommerce market to develop understandings of market trends and competitors' strengths, weaknesses and strategies
Promotional Planning Support
Assist in solicitation of monthly promotional items from vendors and Merchants
Support in organizing and securing all promo offers- pricing, offer, credits
Prepare of Monthly Promo Marketing file
Promo creation in Kibo and/or Event Planner
Support with daily retailer customer service
Assist with communication via ACENET to relay monthly online promos and credits
Assist with Merch CARE to prep Ace Care Center for calls and e-mails related to respective category
Inventory/Supply Chain Support
Assist in inventory planning for promotional items
Support Clearance and Closeout opportunities
What you need to succeed
Assistant E-Commerce Merchant Competencies
Product passion Natural and fanatical curiosity around product and the online marketplace, demonstrated and put into action.
Results-oriented Ability to drive results to and above plan with full accountability, proactively shifting efforts as trends and business variables change
Negotiation skills Solid negotiation skills with proven results leveraging company scale, business drivers and strategies
Planning skills Ability to interpret company and team goals, and assemble a plan to contribute to overall strategy and sales success.
CollaborationCross functional cooperation throughout the entire Merchandising team and vendors, as well as the various Marketing channels
Experience and Technical Requirements
2+ years of ecommerce, marketing, merchandising experience
Strong problem solving skills
Demonstrated ability to analyze/interpret data, proactively make recommendations and successfully implement plans
Demonstrate strong decision making skills
Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills required
Highly creative, flexible and adaptable with good follow-through
Proven ability to multi-task projects and meet deadlines
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Strong problem solving skills required
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Power Point,
We want to hear from you!
When most people think of career opportunities with Ace Hardware, they often think of the helpful cashiers and sales associates at their local store. However, have you also considered the people behind the scenes who select, promote, ship and process the invoices for more than 75,000 products? Maybe you haven't, but we'd like you to. Because together we help our customers take care of their homes. Come find out why a career with the Ace Hardware Corporation is one of America's best kept secrets.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Ace Hardware Corporation and its subsidiaries are committed to a policy of promoting equal employment opportunities. The company recognizes the importance of diversity and leveraging the skills and talents of all people to the mutual advantage of each individual and the organization. The company is committed to the prevention of employment discrimination related to race, religion, color, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability and military discharge, or any other action covered by federal or state laws.