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Company: BJ's Wholesale Club

Location: Westborough, MA

Date Posted: July 2, 2014

Source: BJ's Wholesale Club

At BJ's Wholesale Club, every Team Member has the same goal, to Delight Our Members. This common purpose means working as a Team, supporting our Community in a positive way, and treating everyone with Respect and Integrity. In fact, Team, Community, Respect and Integrity, are the BJ's Wholesale Club core values!

Working with us means enjoying a supportive and engaging workplace committed to developing great talent. We know that the most important factor in our success is our people!

BJ's Wholesale Club introduced the warehouse club concept to the northeastern United States in the mid-1980s. Since then, the chain has expanded its operations to more than 200 Clubs in 15 states from Maine to Florida.

Job Description

· Assess the incremental sales potential of new Club and relocation opportunities utilizing BJ’s in-house models

· Provide direction to Property Development in regard to site selection in order to insure ...

At BJ's Wholesale Club, every Team Member has the same goal, to Delight Our Members. This common purpose means working as a Team, supporting our Community in a positive way, and treating everyone with Respect and Integrity. In fact, Team, Community, Respect and Integrity, are the BJ's Wholesale Club core values!

Working with us means enjoying a supportive and engaging workplace committed to developing great talent. We know that the most important factor in our success is our people!

BJ's Wholesale Club introduced the warehouse club concept to the northeastern United States in the mid-1980s. Since then, the chain has expanded its operations to more than 200 Clubs in 15 states from Maine to Florida.

Job Description

· Assess the incremental sales potential of new Club and relocation opportunities utilizing BJ’s in-house models

· Provide direction to Property Development in regard to site selection in order to insure Market optimization

· Conduct field research to evaluate proposed sites as well as overall Market dynamics; field research includes assessing the vitality of the Wholesale Club, Supercenter and grocery channels

· Write Strategic Site Reviews (SSR) that are distributed to Senior Management on Real Estate Executive Committee (REEC) worthy locations; SSR’s discuss demographic/socioeconomic trends, competitive environment, site specifics and other nuances that would contribute to sales projection under/over performance

· Be the in-house authority on competitive intelligence by tracking competitor openings and closings

· Participate in company-wide initiatives that require interaction with other business Stakeholders: past projects include merchandise space allocation optimization and pricing strategy

· Use quantitative skill set to add value outside of the department by completing ad-hoc projects for various divisions including Merchandising, Operations, Human Resources, Finance and Marketing

· Additional tasks/responsibilities will be assigned as needed

Job Requirements

· Minimum 2 years of Site Location Research experience in a retail setting

· Bachelors degree in geography, economics, mathematics, marketing or related field; Graduate degree preferred

· Excellent command of the MS Office Suite (specifically Excel and Access) and GIS (MapInfo preferred)

· Familiarity with analog, regression and gravity modeling in a site location research setting as well as SAS and SQL

· Experience leveraging demographic, US Census and POS data to create actionable business insights

· Ability to effectively communicate, lead teams, facilitate meetings, and motivate and influence a wide range of stakeholders

· Candidate must be willing to work “outside the box” in a fast paced environment and be able to quickly adapt to change as well as learn new skills

· Overnight travel required (25-35%)

Benefits

BJ’s offers a competitive Total Rewards package, including a comprehensive package of benefits designed to meet the needs of you and your family.

At BJ's, we value diversity in our organization, and we are an equal employment opportunity employer.

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