Merchandising Analyst II
Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search for an
experienced Merchandising Analyst in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. This
position is a long-term temporary assignment job opportunity. The
Merchandising Analyst II will be responsible for providing detailed
business analysis to the Seasonal Category Management Team(s)
Analysis will include sales, margin, retail pricing, promotional
markdowns and trending of both internal and market level data. This
position is also responsible for performing root cause analysis,
problem resolution, category research, space productivity and
identifying potential strategic opportunities. The position will
coordinate work streams related to item selection and set up;
promotional, seasonal and off-shelf activities; vendor
communication; strategic insight development; and reporting. If you
meet the qualifications listed below please Apply Now!
Responsibilities for the Merchandising Analyst are the
Quantitative Analysis: Collaborate with the Category Management
Team(s) to scope and plan any and all financial and quantitative
analyses that will aid in day-to-day management of the business and
yield critical answers to longer-term strategic questions. Run ad
hoc analysis upon request and provide actionable insights with
recommendations for next steps
Product Management: Run Daily sales, seasonal reporting, weekly
vendor reporting and analyze market data to assist in decision
making. In addition,
o Partner with Category Management teams to build promotional plans
and activities related to everyday and seasonal businesses.
o Attend seasonal budget meetings and partner with store design to
develop plans that optimize sales/ margin productivity
o Work with Category Management teams to assist with item selection
and coordinate all billing and end of cycle disposition.
o New Item set up and maintenance for planogram and mid-year
o Off-Shelf coordination of off-shelf programs with key suppliers,
setting up programs and running off-shelf reporting.
o Oversee price change activities.
Communication Development & Business Reporting: Communicate
effectively, both verbally and on paper, to Merchandising and
Cross-Functional teams throughout the organization. Assist with
communication and reporting on sales performance, seasonal sales
and sell thru and promotional plans. Support the development of
presentations for mid-level and senior executives.
Candidates must meet the following requirements for
o Advanced data analysis skills, excel at Power Point, Excel, Acess
and beneficial if candidate has experience writing SQL queries to
pull information from complex data environments.
o Ability to translate stakeholders' requests into data analysis
and to clearly communicate analytical needs and results. Must be
able to determine the most critical data elements to include in
reporting and analysis.
o Must be able to identify implications of analyses, determine
their impact on strategy and recommend a course of action.
o BA Degree or equivalent retail/analytical experience.
This position is considered full time/ 40 hours a week.
Pay for this position is based on experience. This is a long term
temporary assignment- December 2014 to December 2015.
Adecco provides one of the most comprehensive benefits package in
the industry to contract workers.
Click on Apply Now to be considered for this position or any other
merchandising or analyst related job opportunities with Adecco.
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