POSITION PURPOSE -
The Regional Merchandising Manager (RMM) is an extension of the corporate merchandising function focused on executing the corporate merchandising strategy in their local markets. RMM's are responsible for communicating merchandising strategy to the store operations team. They are an integral part of the collection and sharing of competitive feedback to core merchandising. As a merchandising single point of contact for 3-5 district managers, RMMs focus their efforts on localized assortments based on the core departments and classes established through the merchandising strategic plan.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES -
80% Localized Assortment:
10% Reinforce and communicate merchandising strategy to the store operations leadership team.
- Assign stores to clustered assortments
- Regional assortment analysis:
- Emergency response: pre-plan and organize for annual events (hurricane, tornado, floods, and fire); coordinate response and product flow during event.
10% Act as a local resource for feedback back to the corporate merchandising team on current trends and information in the competitive marketplace.
NATURE AND SCOPE -
The position reports to the Field Division Merchandise Manager.
No direct responsibility for supervising others.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS - Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
EDUCATION REQUIRED -
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
YEARS OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE - 05
PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS -
Frequent periods are spent standing or sitting in the same location with some opportunity to move about; occasionally there may be a need to stoop or lift light objects (typically less than 8 pounds).
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS -
Experience supporting multiple units across a wide geography, preferably in a large format retailer.
Experience in merchandising or buying roles in a retail organization.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES -
Demonstrated ability to understand strategic direction and to formulate tactical plans for execution.
Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and schedule demands.
Sound business and financial acumen; understands the meaning and implications of key financial indicators; uses analysis to create and evaluate strategic options.
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