Planogram and Product Specialist

Framingham, MA | Contract

Post Date: 08/09/2017 Job ID: 79180 Specialty: Sales & Marketing

A global retail company in Framingham, MA is seeking a Planogram and Product Specialist to join their team. In this contract role, you will design and develop merchandising presentations and create planograms for product categories that incorporate the most current merchandise presentation standards, company financial objectives, reflect the Product Manager’ s input and strategy for the category, and support an easy shopping experience for the customer. Apply today!

Responsibilities for the Planogram and Product Specialist:           
  • Work with cross-functional team through Product Transition process to introduce new, exciting products and categories into retail stores  
  • Create planogram versions to accommodate varying store assortments and physical store size differences
  • Create merchandising layouts that reflect the current merchant strategy to drive shelf edge retail sales
  • Work with merchant, inventory, loss prevention and field teams to ensure creation of category presentations that improve sales, minimize inventory costs, prohibit shrink, and engage and inspire customer engagement
  • Develop new methodologies and display approaches for new stores and categories  
  • Create financial models of profit and turns for each set created or modified and provide financial performance reports
  • Utilize such reports for the purpose of developing condensed category assortments to fit into smaller sized stores
  • Leverage vendor data, competitive reviews, and industry trends to drive innovation, category focus, and excitement in retail merchandise presentations
  • Develop minimum presentation inventory levels for each category planogram version
  • Maintain the integrity of the planogrammed merchandise categories assigned by making appropriate changes when necessary based on the additions and deletions of product
  • Ensure the Planogram database is current with the most updated planogram files
  • Input planograms using PC based space management software for all products in permanent categories to maximize sales and minimize inventory investment
  • Utilize historical sales information and ship pack quantity to determining product facings and maximize the space and operating efficiency
  • Support the process in imaging the merchandise that is used in planogram versions
Requirements for the Planogram and Product Specialist:
  • 1-3 years of Retail merchandising or planogram experience
  • Basic computer skills, including Word and Excel
  • Merchandise planning and quantitative analysis skills
  • Experience with such applications as Spaceman, Pegman, or MarketMax or aptitude to learn and work with Spaceman
  • Significant project management and organizational skills
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship                      

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