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Associate Merchant

Company: BJ's Wholesale Club
Location: Sudbury
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Join our team of more than 34,000 team members, supporting our members and communities in our Club Support Center, 235+ clubs and eight distribution centers. BJs Wholesale Club offers a collaborative and inclusive environment where all team members can learn, grow and be their authentic selves. Together, were committed to providing outstanding service and convenience to our members, helping them save on the products and services they need for their families and homes. The Benefits of working at BJs BJs pays weekly Generous time off programs to support busy lifestyles* o Vacation, Personal, Holiday, Sick, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty Benefit plans for your changing needs* o Three medical plans**, Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), Health Savings Account (HSA), two dental plans, flexible spending*eligibility requirements vary by position**medical plans vary by locationThe Associate Merchant is responsible for the merchandising functions for assigned categories, contributing to the development of business objectives, achieving sales and margin goals, executing the merchandising strategy, and providing analytical support, insights, and recommendations to the merchandise team. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Collaborates on the development of sales and margin plans and sales forecasts for assigned categories.
  • Manages and controls open-to-buy positioning and buys merchandise for assigned categories.
  • Participates in negotiations directly with vendors on merchandise pricing, quantity, delivery and terms.
  • Identifies and implements merchandise packaging and presentation techniques that enhance productivity and execution.
  • Objectively assesses merchandise mix based on consumer trends and business needs to develop planograms and to provide recommendations on assortments.
  • Reviews advertising and promotion analytics to evaluate performance, refine merchandise plans and suggest adjustments to strategy.
  • Responsible for the implementation of category pricing strategy and executes exit strategies on slow selling items.
  • Assesses pricing based on knowledge of competitive landscape, sales and margin objectives, and price indexing and targets.
  • Researches competitive landscape and consumer trends to ensure alignment with strategy.
  • Identifies merchandising risks and opportunities and presents recommendations.
  • Provides effective and supportive direction and guidance to Merchant Assistants.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. Requirements
    • Bachelors degree in business or operations related field
    • 2-5 years of professional merchandising or retail operations experience
    • Knowledge of vendor negotiation techniques
    • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced environment

Keywords: BJ's Wholesale Club, Boston , Associate Merchant, Other , Sudbury, Massachusetts

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