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Senior Merchant (Bakery) - Sam's Club


Bentonville, AR 72712
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997984BRReq ID:997984BRCompany Summary:As a most unique and forward-thinking retail employer, Sams Club helps our members live better by providing them great value on the things they need both for their businesses and their homes. What makes Sams Club unique is the format we use to serve our customers. Our clubs give members access to a wide selection of large-volume items at value prices. Working at Sam's Club means working behind the scenes of a unique retail operation. The decisions to best serve our members have a profound impact on millions of people. We pride ourselves on our progressive environmental practices and the ability to change with the times. We look for people who can think creatively, make smart decisions, and anticipate future trends in retailing.Job Title:Senior Merchant (Bakery) - Sam's ClubEmployment Type:Full TimeCity:BENTONVILLEState:ARPosition Description:The Senior Merchant is accountable for leading their product category performance in a specialized retail format. The primary responsibilities include managing all merchandising activities as well as directing all cross-functional activities involving their business including but not limited to marketing, sourcing, supply chain, replenishment, financial planning, equipment maintenance and repair, product packaging, in-club production operations, and product development. In addition, the Senior Merchant will need to actively manage and mitigate the high risk profile associated with the unique business model so the clubs can exceed our members expectations and consistently deliver their financial obligations. In addition to the core essential functions, this position will heavily focus on:

Category Strategy and Execution

As a Senior Merchant, you will be expected to develop, communicate, implement, and execute multi-year merchandising strategies to consistently over-deliver on their financial obligations for the company. You will improve club-level execution, member satisfaction, and create sustainable competitive advantage for Sams Club.

Financial and Analytical

Good financial performance is not only dependent on executing against budgets but can also be an indicator of how we are serving our members. Developing well-supported short and long-term plans and operating as an Every Day Low Cost (EDLC) organization is the lifeblood of our company.

Product Expertise, Development, and Innovation

The Senior Merchant will be expected to grow membership satisfaction through quality, innovative, and trendsetting products.

Sourcing, Supply Chain, and Packaging

The Senior Merchant will be responsible for making sure that products are effectively and efficiently sourced and packaged to ensure supply chain effectiveness and cost efficiencies and product presentation in the clubs.

Supplier Negotiation/Development

The Senior Merchant will be responsible for leading negotiations with suppliers to gain long-term benefits and cost savings on trendsetting products.

This position is responsible for the operation of a department. An individual in this position will be expected to perform additional job related responsibilities and duties as assigned and/or necessary.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelors degree in Business or related field and 5 years experience in merchandising or related field OR 7 years experience

in merchandising or related field.

4 years experience with direct responsibility for Profit and Loss (P&L) statements.Additional Preferred Qualifications:6 years' supervisory experience.

8 years' experience in merchandising or related field.Category:Merchandising and Sourcing Hourly/Salary:SalaryShift:0Division:Sams ClubDivision Summary:Sam Walton opened the first Sam's Club in 1983 to meet a growing need among customers who wanted to buy merchandise in bulk. Since then, Sam's Club has grown rapidly, opening more than 600 clubs in the U.S. and 100 clubs internationally. By offering affordable, wholesale merchandise to members, Sam's Club helps make saving simple for families and small business owners.Requisition Template:Home Office
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