Atlanta, Georgia

Position Purpose:

Reporting to the Manager, Space Planning, the Analyst works closely with the Sr. Analyst to design, build and maintain merchandise planograms. The Analyst is responsible for ensuring that planograms accurately reflect assortment decisions and are consistent with category strategy, visual merchandising standards and planogram optimization targets. The analyst is directly responsible for ensuring planograms meet high quality standards, are localized to each store, and able to be executed without issues in the field.

The analyst will capture and build planograms in JDA Space Planning according to the merchandising strategy, visual merchandising recommendations and assortment clusters provided, ensuring that merchandising safety standards are adhered to. This role will work directly with cross-functional team members to address any issues related to the planogram building process. This role will analyze planograms for sales, profitability and inventory productivity, and make recommendations to optimize the planograms bearing in mind trade-offs for customer experience, store labor efficiencies, merchandise strategy and visual considerations. You will present, discuss alternatives and make final planogram recommendations to the Space Planning and Merchandising teams.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:

  • 15% Analyze Planograms - Analyze planograms and make recommendations to optimize planograms, improve functionality (customer experience as well as store operations) and financial performance
  • 10% Capture Bay Sets - Capture bays as set in the Innovation Center, conduct space diagnostics and analyze planograms based on sales, profitability and inventory productivity
  • 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
  • 5% Miscellaneous - Address deficiencies that arise from pre-walks or execution, in a timely manner and in accordance with defined SLA. Supports other tasks and duties as business needs dictate
  • 60% Optimization of Space Strategies - Evaluate and develop optimized space strategies working closely with merchandising, visual team, and inventory planning. Translate assortments and strategies into store specific planograms based on store specific fixture needs Develop planograms that meet THD merchandising standards, best practices and satisfy merchandising safety standards Ensure the accuracy of planograms conducting quality checks against assortment listings and store data

Nature and Scope:
This Position typically reports to Sr. Manager
This Position has 0 Direct Reports

Environmental Job Requirements:

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

Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma and/or GED.

Years of Relevant Work Experience:
2 years

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 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
  • Ability to draw accurate conclusions from financial documentation
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Ability to convey complex or technical ideas and processes in easy-to-understand terms to diverse audiences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with JDA Intactix space management suite preferred including: Space Planning, IKB, Planogram Generator, and Space Automation

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
  • Action Oriented
  • Business Insights
  • Decision Quality
  • Global Perspective
  • Manages Ambiguity
  • Collaborates
  • Manages Complexity
  • Optimizes Work Processes
  • Plans and Aligns
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Customer Focus
  • Drives Results

Atlanta, Georgia

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