Associate Merchant at Harbor Freight Tools

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Employer: Harbor Freight Tools

Expires: 08/29/2020

The role of the Associate Merchant is to support the Merchant team’s growth initiatives by developing strategies, project plans, and execution through project management, marketing, pricing, packaging, and product development. Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesAnalyze, research, and support retail assortment and category reviews.Coordinate promotional plans to drive gross profit, average basket, and increased sales per sq. ft. with key business leaders and stakeholders.Responsible for refining and executing promotional plans including direct mail, digital, social, and in-store marketing.Determine impacts of pricing, various promotions, store placement, off-shelf merchandising, and new product launches as it relates to the product category performance.Analyze business trends to make strategic business recommendations to drive growthResearch and understand customer and market trends as it relates to optimizing category performance to make strategic business recommendations.Assist Merchant team and Space Planning Department in roll out of new programs.Collaborate with product development, brand, and packaging teams as well as with business partners within the Inventory Department for sales and promotional planning.Ability to evaluate and build business plans as it relates to marketing, pricing, product development and product merchandising.Participate and track transition process across all relative departments.Develop, analyze, and draw conclusions and make recommendations to management team for process improvement opportunities, ideas to increase sales, and other ways to improve the business and organization.Exercise judgment to prioritize and communicate to meet and exceed project deadlines and commitments.Ability to multitask and direct multiple projects simultaneously.Juggles competing deadlines and objectives.Identify critical tasks and makes decisions on appropriate prioritization.Comfortable presenting to business leaders and management.Strong attention to detail.