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Merchandising Manager

Company: School Specialty
Location: Appleton
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

The Merchandising Manager develops the product portfolio, including:evaluating, sourcing and selecting items within a product category.
Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for revenue and profit of the product assortment.
  • Development of go-to-market assortment.
  • Development and execution of category strategy promotions in collaboration with Marketing.
  • Manages the product life cycle from item creation to product disposition.
  • Conducts analysis of competitive markets.
  • Analyzes competitors product mix, pricing and merchandising strategy.
  • Sets item pricing consistent with assortment strategy.
  • Sources, evaluates and selects suppliers that enhance the categorys product and service portfolio.Sources, evaluates and selects new products for the category.
  • Determines the supplier matrix needed to support the assortment.
  • Negotiates supplier contracts to include costs, volume buys, rebate programs, shipping/packaging parameters.
  • Tracks performance metrics for the vendor scorecard; measures financial performance of supplier.
  • Makes sales forecast recommendations to Supply Chain partners for inventory planning.
  • Manages all supplier touch points.
  • Support and follow all company policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for item data attributes for Web and Print marketing.
    Minimum Requirements
    Bachelors degree in related field with 3+ years of experience in either merchandising, purchasing, marketing, or related area.
    • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
    • School Specialty, Inc. is a Drug Free Workplace. All applicants are subject to a drug screen and background check as a condition of employment.
    • EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled
    • If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email atOpportunities@SchoolSpecialty.comand let us know the nature of your request and your contact informationby Jobble

Keywords: School Specialty, Appleton , Merchandising Manager, Hospitality & Tourism , Appleton, Wisconsin

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