SR MANAGER- Merchandising ServicesThe Home Depot, Inc. - Atlanta, GA
Lead and direct strategic growth initiatives within The Home Depot to enable the company to continue meeting/exceeding our growth objectives/strategy. Identify, research and analyze potential opportunities for growth, develop strategies to address and capture specific opportunities, test and refine recommendations, evaluate results, make recommendations relative to implementation.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
-Identify opportunities: Conduct industry and competitive analysis, customer research, acquisition opportunities and identify the most attractive growth opportunities
-Manage projects: handle day-to-day issues associated with implementing a new initiative; work with store planning, visual merchandising, store and divisional associates. May lead full pilot implementations of selected initiatives.
-Develop Recommendations: Prioritize issues and brainstorm/develop solutions and recommendations by working with a diverse group of people (store personnel, merchants, other HD companies, non-HD companies, vendors, etc.)
-Evaluate Results: Analyze the financial results of initiatives versus projections through financial analysis, control stores, & other benchmarks. Evaluate the operational issues of initiatives by walking stores, talking to associates, talking to customers and interviewing merchants.
-Communicate with Senior Management: Prepare presentations for growth steering committee, president's meeting and other meetings in order to communicate and solicit feedback and input at various stages of individual initiatives
-Acquisition leadership: Ad hoc involvement in selected strategic acquisitions, including identification of candidates, industry evaluation, negotiations, and post-acquisition follow-up and tracking.
-Select, develop, and motivate assigned staff.
NATURE AND SCOPE
-Typically reports to Director
-Direct and indirect reports typically include 3 professionals and 1 support associate.
-Typically negotiates in a competitive or adversarial environment.
-Typically faces complex issues that differ from those typically faced within the industry or profession.
-Typically considers new courses of action within broad policies and medium-term goals when solving problems.
-Typically determines what should be done in a functional area or business unit within the broad policies and principles or very general goals.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Usually in a comfortable environment but with regular exposure to factors causing moderate physical discomfort from such things as dust, fumes or odors.
Additional Environmental Job Requirements:
Under regular pressure to meet deadlines, quotas and/or must frequently deal with difficult issues related to people or situations.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
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: 6 years
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.
-A master's degree is preferred.
-Eight plus years of experience is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:Supervisory Skills
-Ability to communicate with Executive group
-Strong Basic Math and Logic Skills
-Computer Literate/Comfortable with Database Structure
-Basic understanding of retail environment
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.
applySR MANAGER- Merchandising Services The Home Depot, Inc. - Atlanta, GA, United States
The Home Depot was founded in 1978 by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank. Along with investment banker Ken Langone and merchandising guru Pat Farrah, the founders’ vision of one-stop shopping for the do-it-yourselfer came to fruition when they opened the first two Home Depot stores on June 22, 1979, in Atlanta, Georgia. The first stores, at around 60,000 square feet each, were cavernous warehouses that dwarfed the competition and stocked 25,000 SKUs, much more than the average hardware store at that time. Empty boxes piled high on the shelves gave the illusion of even more product. From the start, associates were able to offer the best customer service in the industry, guiding customers through projects such as laying tile, changing a fill valve or handling a power tool. Not only did store associates undergo rigorous product knowledge training, but they also began offering clinics so customers could learn how to do it themselves. The Home Depot revolutionized the home improvement industry by bringing the know-how and the tools to the consumer and by saving them money.
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