Reporting to the Manager, Space Planning, the Senior Analyst is the key business partner and advisor for the Merchandising Organization on all matters related to space planning/analytics and planograms. This role is the space planning subject matter expert and will provide analysis, insights and recommendations to solve complex business problems and improve space productivity. This role will be a leader in the development of planogram automation techniques that will deliver localized/optimized planogram to our stores. The Sr. Analyst will partner with the merchant, space analysts, store planning, visual merchandising and project managers on all resets, MET projects and other activities for which space analytics and planogram support is required. This role will negotiate project timelines, ensure that all required inputs are received complete/timely and will escalate issues to the Manager, Space Planning, as required. This role will take the lead in presentations to Merchandising Leadership teams for your assigned departments, including the development and presentation of all analytics. The Sr. Analyst will review and be responsible for the quality of all projects for your departments, ensuring that the projects meet merchandising standards and space productivity targets. The Sr. Analyst will also be involved in designing and implementing new processes that will continue the evolution of this department and contribute to taking this team to the leading edge of space planning and analysis.
Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:
25% Develop and present analytics of the planograms to Merchandising Management teams, speaking to the trade-offs between form, function and productivity
25% Participate in and/or lead special projects to design and implement new processes that contribute to the continuous improvement of the team
15% Allocate projects to Space Planning Analysts and manage calendar due dates for space planning deliverables 15% Attend weekly meetings with cross-functional teams to participate in business discussions and provide space planning expertise, contributing to strategic merchandising plans for the business.
10% Review deliverables for all projects for assigned departments before due date to ensure planograms accurately reflect assortment decisions and meet department standards for quality
5% Troubleshoot issues as they arise and resolve problems that affect space planning deliverables
5% Design and build quality fixtures and planograms for more complex projects, incorporatingmerchandising strategy, visual merchandising standards and best practices, merchandising safety standards and analyze planograms to optimize sales, profitability and inventory productivity. Supports other tasks and duties as business needs dictate.
Nature and Scope:
Position reports to Manager Space Planning
No direct reports
Environmental Job Requirements:
Located in a comfortable indoor area.
Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Standard Minimum Qualifications:
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must pass the Drug Test.
Must pass Background Check.
Must pass pre-employment test if applicable.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
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.
Work Experience Required: 3
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.
Experience with JDA Intactix space management suite including: Space Planning, IKB, Planogram Generator, and Space Automation.
Experience working in the retail industry.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Store planning, organizational and project management skills.
Demonstrated proficiency at planning and managing complex and/or ambiguous projects, prioritizing and managing conflicting demands.
Excellent analytical, problem-solving, strategic thinking and decision-making skills with high degree of urgency. Solid communication skills with an ability to negotiate and influence without authority.
Proficient in data manipulation and MS Excel. • Knowledge of MS Access and Tableau an asset.
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