Home Depot Atlanta , GA 30301
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Responsible for executing the merchandising objectives for a class/subclass of merchandise. This includes, assisting the merchant with creating and maintaining vendor relationships, marketing products, developing product line strategies and reporting financial results. The Associate Merchant assists with making buying decisions for the assigned category and negotiates terms with suppliers to drive item selection and pricing.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
NATURE AND SCOPE
Typically reports to Senior Merchant or Merchant
No direct responsibility for supervising others.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
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.
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 4 years
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.
Experience with managing regional and national suppliers. Ability to manage sales typically in excess of $400M. Experience managing a business (financial, operational, process, people, technology etc).
Bachelor's degree, preferably in business or related field of study
Proven experience in merchandising execution, visual presentation, inventory management, channel management, and supplier management.
Proven proficiency in both a brick and mortar and online retail environment
Experience managing a large number of vendors 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
Ability and willingness to work in a highly cross-functional environment
Proficient with Microsoft Office, Specialized with Excel
Ability to work independently