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Director, Online Merchandising

Home Depot

Atlanta, GA
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Director, Online Merchandising (111966)

GA - Atlanta

  • Date Posted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: 0-25%
  • Functional Area: E-Commerce
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:
At, our award-winning e-Commerce team is blazing a trail of retail shopping innovation by leveraging cutting-edge technology with our 2,200+ store locations and a relentless focus on customer service. We have been named one of the world's most innovative companies and we are on a mission to provide the best interconnected shopping experience to our consumers. To do so, we need more dreamers, innovators and big thinkers passionate about re-imagining the future of retail. Interested in making history with us? If so, apply today to experience what it’s like to be a part of our team. Who knows? Your next big idea may just change the future of retail!


This position is responsible for defining strategy for merchandising category expansion opportunities, executing against category growth plans, driving site experience improvements specific to new categories, influencing marketing spend/ content, and managing financials to aggressive growth plans. Successful management of cross-functional teams to ensure best in class customer experience will be key for this role. This position is responsible for all online merchandising activities (assortment expansion, pricing, promotions, supply chain) related to strategic growth categories. Key objectives include driving traffic, new customer acquisition, product conversion, and online sales & margin and increasing customer satisfaction through a best in class customer experience. 

  • 20% Executes merchandising strategy for the direct to consumer business and works to understand the key components or business drivers (e.g. historical peformance, industry/competitive landscape, consumer identification, and SOAR). 
  • 20% Review final product assortment details to ensure accuracy and integrity of information. Indentify errors and changes. Communicate changes to merchants and other cross-functional resources including supply chain, inventory planning, advertising and other merchandising resources. 
  • 20% Contribute to the selection and merchandising of catalog products. This is achieved by analyzing historical sales information, as appropriate, current trends, and competitive information, validating target customer wants and needs and work with merchants to market a collection of products through the selection of compelling color, style and promotial strategies. 
  • 15% Ensure catalog plans maximize catalog sales. Analyze and incorporate product information into existing catalog assortment plans. Review historical sales and gross margin rate to provide recommendations regarding product mix and best selling products. 
  • 10% Communicate assortment details by providing specifications such as assortment lists and other relevant information to prompt appropriate decisions based on product perfomance 
  • 15% Work with e-business team to establish an integrated look and feel across multi-channel solutions
Department VP or DMM
No associates report to this role on a permanent basis, but requires the leadership of a work group: assign and review work, train and contribute to performance appraisal (but not hiring, firing or disciplinary action).



Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.


Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.

Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

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:
7 years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Additional Qualifications:

Strong project management skills and ability to effectively communicate and/or present complex processes or activities. Knowledge of e-business and direct fulfillment merchandising solutions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in business
  • Proven experience building and managing merchandising P&L
  • Experience building business around new merchandising categories from ground up
  • Proven experience in direct to consumer/ ecommerce space, site merchandising, new concepts, inventory management, channel management, and supplier management
  • Ability to collaborate and influence across multiple teams such as marketing, category experience, supply chain, merchandising, etc.
  • Knowledge of retail markets and the ability to manage online category assortment
  • Proven ability in a retail environment
  • Understanding products and performance cycle trends

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Ability to manage multiple priorities and schedule demands. Ability to delegate effectively
Strong analytical skills to interpret data, identify trends and develop action plans to grow comp sales and improve profitability
Proven ability to communicate to audiences at varied levels, internal and external to the company - oral and written

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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