Manager, Merchandising and Space Strategy for a Large Retailer

Area : Calabasas

Description :

The Manager, Merchandising & Space Strategy is responsible for supporting the Category Management team with assortment, pricing and, particularly, in-store merchandising insights to drive the business.  The core responsibility will be to develop analytics to drive in-store merchandising decisions.  Additional responsibilities will include partnering with other departments to design & monitor merchandising tests as well as creating post-mortem analyses & socializing to drive future decision-making.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

- Build models & analytics that determine the value of shelf space across each area of the store

- Leverage these analyses to inform merchants on how to organize their products on shelf to maximize sales

- Design & lead cross-functional projects on aggressive timelines and with visibility to senior leadership

- Develop KPIs and targets to understand efficiency and effectiveness of the store and our key marketing vehicles

- Work with large data sets to develop novel analytics to identify improvement opportunities

- Build dashboards to track results and ensure continuous improvement

- Partner with department leadership and merchant teams to design tests, read results and distribute findings


- Demonstrated ability to identify key insights from data to solve business problems

- Proven ability to manage situations that require analytical thinking, negotiation, interpretation, and execution

- Expertise in MS Excel, MS Access and/or other analytical tools

- High proficiency in financial/statistical modeling applications including forecasting and/or optimization preferred

- Knowledge of retail, supply chain, merchandise layout and/or space planning practices and procedures

Education and/or Experience:

- 4-year Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

- 2-4 year’s work experience in Retail Strategy & Analytics, Management Consulting or Investment Banking

- Retail experience preferred

- Experience with JDA, Apollo and/or other retail space planning software a plus

- MBA or advanced mathematics / statistics degree
a plus

Published : Oct 16, 2019

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