Full Job Description
At HomeDepot.com, 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 HomeDepot.com team. Who knows? Your next big idea may just change the future of retail!
The Sr. Taxonomy Analyst, Item Data Governance is part of an enterprise Product/Item Data Governance team, which is responsible for designing the product taxonomy, defining product attributes, and ensuring data quality and data integrity for product data at The Home Depot. The Sr. Taxonomy Analyst will be responsible for managing multiple projects at one time with cross functional business partners across Merchandising on projects to optimize the product taxonomy or in support of expansions to the overall assortment. The Sr. Taxonomy Analyst will be responsible for conducting competitive/industry research, building product knowledge in assigned categories, and planning/executing changes to product attributes and the product taxonomy.
Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:
Represents the Merchandising function in business process evaluation, procedural development, systems requirements definition and systems functional design.
Project/Initiative Management-Partners with senior and department management and cross-functional teams in determining and defining business need/requirements; project plans, risk assessments, communication, implementation, training and change management.
Manages the business and project team expectations including addressing project issues, changes; May directly supervise staff members in the development, implementation and support of applications and business processes to meet the client's business requirements.
Driving the requirements gathering efforts for a project (either development or implementation), including managing the expectations of the project manager, the stakeholders, the project team and executive management.
Proposing alternatives and solutions to requirements management for each project that most closely aligns with the specific timetables, objectives and business issues at hand.
Consulting with cross-functional managers, project managers, management and customers to ensure that all projects undertaken adequately address requirement related issues. Understanding the business case behind all projects, including the motivating factors for all stakeholders. Working with the Business Manager to analyze all potential opportunities to enhance, improve and refine the requirements gathering processes.
Establishes and reports on metrics of assigned projects to gauge business value (ROI).; Audits and evaluates implemented projects (systems/processes, for example) to support continuous improvement opportunities.
Nature and Scope:
Typically reports to Manager or Senior Manager Merchandise Mgt Systems.
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).
Additional Environmental Job Requirements:
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.
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: 3 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.
Additional Qualifications: Minimum of 3 years project management, consulting, or related experience preferably in a retail environment. At least 2 years of experience managing retail/merchandinsing process improvement projects.
3-5 years for business experience, preferably in Ecommerce, Retail, or Management Consulting.
Proficient with Microsoft Excel.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Excellent project and time management skills.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Proficient in business process evaluation and procedure development; Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of all tools, processes, methodologies and standards for requirements gathering, documentation and analysis.
Previous experience supervising professionals.
Experience or in-depth knowledge of retail merchandising and/or logistics; possesses cross functional retail knowledge.
Strong communication, analytical, organizational, leadership and teamwork skills; Demonstrated experience in process improvement and/or SDLC and project management methodology.
PC proficiency, including knowledge of worksheet, word processing, project management and presentation applications.