Monday , March 20 2023

Ace Hardware Jobs For Associate Merchant

Website Ace Hardware Corporation

Job Description:

The Associate Merchant – Specialty Hand Tools & Tools Storage is responsible for all aspects of Ace and EJD assortment strategy, development and execution through to retail for a respective category. This responsibility spans both B2C and B2B customer types. The position provides leadership within the organization via a thorough understanding of the competitive marketplace and trends, opportunities for Ace retailers and EJD customers to grow via differentiated assortment and ability to articulate and drive an action plan to execute.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Identify opportunities within strategic planning process to grow respective category in terms of sales and gross profit
  • Present plan to leadership for support and revisit throughout the year to report progress and shifts in execution
  • Manage category growth plan for Ace and EJD while achieving SKU productivity and ACENET Direct goals.
  • Manage highly complex categories and execution (Level 3 POG) requiring cross-functional support
  • Determine category selection and goals for assortments (both B2B and B2C)
  • Determine vendor selection and lead all negotiation and program syncs on behalf of Ace and EJD
  • Lead wholesale and retail assortment and merchandising aides with category management and store development
  • Understand and drive regional needs of category and build into category deliverables on an ongoing basis

Job Requirements:

  • 4+ years of business experience
  • 2+ years managing product categories
  • Strong problem solving skills required
  • Strong interpersonal skills required
  • Understand financial measures that impacts corporation
  • Demonstrate strong decision making skills
  • Highly creative, flexible and adaptable with good follow-through
  • Versatility to shift category responsibility every 1-2 years
  • Proven ability to multi-task projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Power Point,
  • Knowledge of PCM, SAP and guided Ad-hoc reporting tools

Job Details:

Company: Ace Hardware Corporation

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Sales

Job Location: Chicago, IL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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