Merchandising Space Planner

Waltham, Massachusetts

Category: Corporate Office

Job Type: Full time

Job Req code: R0014547

Job Description

The Merchandising Space Planner will oversee all retail space planograms, floor layouts and will work with the Category Management, Retail Space, and Business Partner’s teams to accomplish planogram creation, updates and maintenance. The right candidate will be able to leverage all available data sources to make the recommendations that will improve the performance of retail space in our locations.

Duties & Responsibilities:
o Support the Category Management and Retail Space department in executing Merchandise Planning functions to produce Best in Class planograms for retail locations
o Develop and analyze merchandise assortments that deliver overall category growth through a combination of internal merchandising tools coupled with specified guidelines and data
o Analyze retail and market level data to develop planogram schematics utilizing Symphony Cloud Space Planning software platform
o Create relevant product assortments and optimal space planning that drive sales across the business
o Assist with administrative responsibilities prior to retail project sets such as data cleansing, planogram management, planogram retrieval, reviewing retail and category management guidelines, etc.
o Understanding and utilization of data integrity tools to ensure correct data inputs and outputs in projects, and planograms
o Effectively communicate and coordinate with vendor partner resources and space management teams to ensure accurate and timely completion of deadlines.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
o Strong written and verbal communication skills
o Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience
o Experience with Symphony Cloud, JDA or similar Space Planning Software a must
o Proficient in MS Office
o Capable of making public presentations
o Self-motivated and able to function well in an ambiguous environment where functional direction at time may be undetermined

We are an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applications for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information or any other legally protected status.