Senior Merchant, Home Appliance American Freight Stores, LLC American Freight Stores, LLC

The Senior Merchant, Home Appliances will work in concert with the Strategic Sourcing Manager and be responsible for building assortments, measuring performance, analyzing results, forecasting trends, management of inventory, communications to stores regarding pricing and merchandising directives, review / proofing all forms of advertising, working with cross functional teams, and achieving planned results.


Responsibilities:

  • Developing strategies to support multiple lines for large, complex categories and subcategories by identifying relevant trends, industry input, financial analysis and customer input to optimize sales and profits

    • Working with cross-functional teams, establishing merchandise assortment strategies, managing budgets to drive profitable growth
    • Developing strategic partnerships with suppliers
    • Growing assigned categories: planning, budgeting, forecasting and driving growth for the category, including a comprehensive understanding of the competitive landscape
    • Establishing and influencing supplier relationships to maximize assortments, sales and margins
    • Developing and managing new and existing product lines
    • Introduce creative solutions to drive business improvements, innovation, and customer experience
    • Manage pricing and marketing for assigned lines
    • Drive the day-to-day business functions, delivery company initiatives and ensure best in class execution


Requirements:

  • Highly proficient in Excel, Access and stander statistical analytical packages such as: SASS, R, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Merchandising, Economics or related field and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in merchandising, buying, financial planning, operations, or related area
  • Major Home Appliances purchasing experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MicroStrategy Skills
  • Critical thinking and negotiation skills
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience providing market insights and competitive analysis
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Facilitate product training/product knowledge for all products
  • Outstanding skills is all Office programs (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)

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