Merchandise Analyst
Ashley Furniture HomeStore - Bloomington, IL

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Do you love design and fashion? Are you looking for an exciting new career?

Come join Ashley Furniture HomesStores , the #1 Brand in the furniture industry

The retail Merchandising Analyst helps maximize the profit potential for a retail store or retail chain. By analyzing inventory risks and opportunities, and implementing inventory allocation strategies, the merchandising analyst improves cash flow and increases profit margins.

A Merchandising Analyst streamlines the flow of merchandise through a retail outlet by providing the organization with analysis, allocation, and guidance through:

  • Monitoring store category sales.
  • Supervising physical inventory.
  • Identifying trends.
  • Monitoring the timing and scope of seasonal changes.
  • Overseeing shipping/receiving and warehousing of merchandise.
  • Working directly with suppliers to maximizing inventory turns.
  • Communication with the Visual Merchandiser to ensure proper product placement on showroom floor.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Finance, Accounting, or Economics is preferred but not required
  • Interior Design Experience
  • Merchandising and data analysis experience
  • Analytical experience and computer proficiency with programs like MS Excel and/or Access
  • Organization, creative problem-solving, and a continuous improvement mentality
  • Starting Salary $30,000-$40,000 D.O.E.
  • Ability and Willingness to Travel

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