The Senior Analyst Assortment Planning will provide subject matter expertise, project management and analytical support to assortment decisions made by the merchandising organization during category reviews. This position is responsible for executing category Business Reviews (BR) and Product Line Reviews (PLR) for a designated department and should be seen by merchants as a thought leader on category and assortment strategy. The Senior Analyst should be an advocate for implementing assortment planning best practices across the portfolio of categories.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
90% Work in collaboration with Merchants to determine category review goals and objectives, conduct standard and ad hoc analysis to identify key drivers of performance, recommend assortment decisions that will improve category performance and develop financial plans that reflect category changes. Typical analysis will include: (a) marketplace and macroeconomic trends impacting the category including competitive assessment, (b) vendor portfolio strengths and weaknesses including private brand, (c) line structure, (d) store clustering, (e) customer and store feedback, (f) identifying key product attributes and (g) regional performance. Develop executive-level presentations that summarize analysis including historical category performance, strategic rationale underpinning assortment decisions and expected financial impact. Report out to all levels of management. Accountable for accuracy, thoroughness, thought process, timeliness and viability of recommendations.
10% Own Merchant/Associate Merchant relationship for designated department. Special projects. Ad hoc analysis and reporting.
NATURE AND SCOPE
This position reports to the Senior Manager, Assortment Planning.
This position has no direct responsibility for supervising others.
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.
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