ASSOCIATE MERCHANT - HOUSEHOLD CONSUMABLES

Dollar Tree - Chesapeake, VA3.4

Full-time
GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:
The principal purpose of this position is to support the Category Director and Category Merchants by providing assistance with all merchandising business processes for all banners and channels (including assortment development, execution of the merchandising strategy, and implementing merchandising plans for Dollar Tree stores).

ESSENTIAL ACTIVIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for providing analysis and research to assist in the development of the Category Strategy
Consulted on the assortment definition and product selection their respective Category
Responsible for providing analysis and research to assist in the definition of the assortment
Consulted on product development activities for their respective Category
Responsible for evaluating vendor performance and recommending sources of supply to the Category Merchant and Category Director.
Responsible for preparing analysis and reporting to support vendor meetings
Consulted on the identification of new sources of supply, preparation for overseas buying trips, vendor selection, and cost negotiations
Consulted on all financial and assortment planning activities for their respective Category
Responsible for development and approval of all plan-o-guides, display guides, flow guides, and planners for their respective Category
Responsible for developing copy and text in support of Marketing for Category product
Consulted on the management of vendor relationships within their respective Category
Provide input to the selection of products from their respective Category to be included in a promotional program. Consulted on activities to ensure the products are appropriately represented in a promotion
Provide input to the Weekly Business Reviews and Monthly P&L of their respective Category. Consulted on potential Merchandising business and systems improvement initiatives

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors Degree
1-3 years of related Merchandise/Buying experience
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Spreadsheet and word processing skills
Detail oriented
Strong organizational skills
Able to work independently
Retail/discount merchandising experience preferred
Creativity
Ability to build strong relationships and work well within a team