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Category Merchant - Value- Home

Company: Dollar Tree
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The principal purpose of this position is to develop the assortment, execute the merchandising strategy, and implement merchandising plans for Dollar Tree stores.

ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consulted on the definition of the Category Strategy for their respective Category and ensuring that this strategy aligns with the Corporate strategy and meets targeted financial objectives
  • Responsible for the assortment definition and product selection for the banners, channels, countries and departments they manage, ensuring that the assortment aligns with targets
  • Responsible for identifying, developing and procuring products to drive the success and performance of their assigned banners/channels/countries/departments (i.e. their "assigned responsibilities")
  • Responsible for collaborating with the Global Sourcing organization to identify new sources of supply, prepare for buying trips, select vendors, and negotiate costs for their assigned responsibilities
  • Consulted on all financial and assortment planning activities for their assigned responsibilities. Ensures plans align with the Category Strategy and business objectives, and that buys align with assortment targets
  • Responsible for signing off on all plan-o-guides, display guides, flow guides, and planners for their assigned responsibilities prior to communication to stores
  • Responsible for collaborating with the Global Sourcing organization to manage and direct relationships and performance of those vendors that support their assigned responsibilities
  • Responsible for the selection of all products from their assigned responsibilities that are included in a promotional program. Responsible for ensuring the products are appropriately represented in a promotion
  • Responsible for conducting Weekly Business Reviews of their assigned responsibilities. Consulted on the Monthly P&L Performance Reviews of their assigned responsibilities
  • Consulted on activities related to leading, mentoring and providing guidance to the Category Team as well as training and developing the Merchandising organization
  • Responsible for identifying potential Merchandising business and systems improvement initiatives

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 to 6 years' experience
  • Bachelor's degree (BA / BA / BFA) or equivalent
  • Retail/discount merchandising
  • Merchandise planning, assortment planning, and category management experience
  • Market and trend analysis experience
  • Creativity - big idea development
  • Proven vendor management skills (sourcing, relationship building, product pricing, product development); strong negotiating skills

Job Description

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The principal purpose of this position is to develop the assortment, execute the merchandising strategy, and implement merchandising plans for Dollar Tree stores.

ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consulted on the definition of the Category Strategy for their respective Category and ensuring that this strategy aligns with the Corporate strategy and meets targeted financial objectives
  • Responsible for the assortment definition and product selection for the banners, channels, countries and departments they manage, ensuring that the assortment aligns with targets
  • Responsible for identifying, developing and procuring products to drive the success and performance of their assigned banners/channels/countries/departments (i.e. their "assigned responsibilities")
  • Responsible for collaborating with the Global Sourcing organization to identify new sources of supply, prepare for buying trips, select vendors, and negotiate costs for their assigned responsibilities
  • Consulted on all financial and assortment planning activities for their assigned responsibilities. Ensures plans align with the Category Strategy and business objectives, and that buys align with assortment targets
  • Responsible for signing off on all plan-o-guides, display guides, flow guides, and planners for their assigned responsibilities prior to communication to stores
  • Responsible for collaborating with the Global Sourcing organization to manage and direct relationships and performance of those vendors that support their assigned responsibilities
  • Responsible for the selection of all products from their assigned responsibilities that are included in a promotional program. Responsible for ensuring the products are appropriately represented in a promotion
  • Responsible for conducting Weekly Business Reviews of their assigned responsibilities. Consulted on the Monthly P&L Performance Reviews of their assigned responsibilities
  • Consulted on activities related to leading, mentoring and providing guidance to the Category Team as well as training and developing the Merchandising organization
  • Responsible for identifying potential Merchandising business and systems improvement initiatives

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • 3 to 6 years' experience
  • Bachelor's degree (BA / BA / BFA) or equivalent
  • Retail/discount merchandising
  • Merchandise planning, assortment planning, and category management experience
  • Market and trend analysis experience
  • Creativity - big idea development
  • Proven vendor management skills (sourcing, relationship building, product pricing, product development); strong negotiating skills

Keywords: Dollar Tree, Chesapeake , Category Merchant - Value- Home, Other , Chesapeake, Virginia

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