COLUMBIA, SC 29203
Corporate Merchandising Manager
Create project briefs outlining scope, objectives, creative guidelines, timing, deliverables and budget. Align briefs with stakeholders.
Field briefs and coordinate project execution with external partners, including creative agencies, fixture suppliers, logistics providers, customer affiliates & store personnel. Same applicable with internal partners including creative services, category management, finance & accounting, engineering and sales. Scope of project execution includes:
Identify and vet potential vendors for each element of a project. Coordinate request for proposals (RFP). Negotiate specifications, price, terms and conditions with vendors. Present recommendation and obtain approval to purchase.
Coordinate development of concept renderings and prototypes for team s approval.
Process purchase orders and invoices for all merchandising projects, including domestic and imports.
Coordinate delivery and setup of fixtures at store level.
Provide governance to the new merchandising development process, ensuring activities are compliant and budget properly deployed against prioritized projects.
Provide governance to the merchandising catalog (everyday off-the-shelf merchandising). Scope of governance includes:
SAP setup for inventoried fixtures, parts, and graphics.
Managing print assets on POP portal.
Maintain merchandising catalog on SharePoint.
Coordinate and consolidate annual fixture forecast.
Process orders and arrange payment for inventories maintained at 3rd parties.
Maintain merchandising budget tracking tools.
Intake/collect merchandising requirements from commercial teams, assess business case, recommend changes and prioritization.
BA degree in Marketing, Business, or Engineering
5+ years of experience in store merchandising at major retailers.
Knowledge of creative process and print production.
Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and having led them successfully to completion. Strong project planning, tracking & organizing skills.
Detail-oriented and operationally-focused.
Superb communication skills, clear and concise in both written and verbal communication.