Atlanta, Georgia

Position Purpose:

The Senior Analyst Space & Merchandising Analytics is the key business partner and advisor for the Merchandising Organization on all matters related to space planning and analytics. In addition to planogram responsibilities, the Senior Analyst will assist their merchant with analysis to drive sales, optimize assortments, increase turns and maximize profit. The Senior Analyst will partner with the merchant, space analysts, store planning, visual merchandising and project managers on all resets, MET projects and other activities for which space analytics and planogram support is required. This role will negotiate project timelines, ensure that all required inputs are received complete/timely and will escalate issues to the Manager, Space Planning, as required. The Senior Analyst will also be involved in designing and implementing new processes that will continue the evolution of this department and contribute to taking this team to the leading edge of space planning and analysis.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:

  • 40% - Execution: Design and build planograms, incorporating merchandising strategy, visual merchandising standards and best practices, merchandising safety standards and analyze planograms to optimize sales, profitability and inventory productivity
  • 35% - Analysis: Leverage systems to analyze and develop recommendations around key merchandising factors (e.g., space productivity, pricing, inventory turns, margin rates, promotional activity, product trending) 
  • 10% - Collaboration: Attend weekly meetings with cross-functional teams to participate in business discussions and provide space planning expertise, contributing to strategic merchandising plans for the business 
  • 10% - Problem Solving: Work on behalf of merchant to identify, quantify, and communicate assortment opportunities; helps develop seasonal transition targets and strategies, if applicable 
  • 5% - Assessment: Works on various product tests within respective category, including inventory monitoring, in-store execution, visual merchandising, and analyzing results.

Nature and Scope: 

This position reports to the Sr. Manager, Space Planning. 
This position has no direct reports.

Environment:  

Located in a comfortable indoor area. 
Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable. 

Travel:  

Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time

Standard Minimum Qualifications: 

Must be eighteen years of age or older. 
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Additional Minimum Qualifications: 

Experience with JDA Intactix space management suite including: Space Planning, CKB, Planogram Generator, and Space Automation. 
Experience working in the retail industry. 
Experience analyzing large amounts of data

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.

Work Experience Required: 2 

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.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Working knowledge of Tableau
  • Working knowledge of presentation software (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint) 
  • Working knowledge of analytical/statistics software (e.g., SPSS, SAS, R, Stata) 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work effectively with cross-functional teams D emonstrated project management skills 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies: 

  • Action Oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm 
  • Business Insights - Applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals 
  • Communicates Effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences 
  • Decision Quality - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward 
  • Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions 
  • Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances

Atlanta, Georgia

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