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Manager I - Assistant Merchandising Manager - Hannaford

Hannaford Scarborough, ME
  • Expired: June 05, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.
Responsible for collaborating with leadership team in the implementation of a selling organization culture with a consumer-centric focus through Merchandising responsibilities. Responsible for leading the implementation and communication of department programs that support Hannaford's overall go to market strategies. Contributes to the planning and development of merchandising objectives. Work in collaboration with Category and Pricing peers in support of Sales Development, Supplier Relations, Net Contribution Management, and the Development and Execution of Banner Merchandising Strategy. Collaborate with Retail on: training and communication of merchandising strategy/ programs, DSD vendor relationship, achieving financial targets, VOR escalation process.

>Manages the three Merchandising Coordinators.
>Manages the three Merchandising Specialist I's.
Manages total store merchandising strategies and initiatives with all departments.
> Responsible for the leading the planning and implementation of programs, initiatives and tactics in collaboration with Merchandising and Category that deliver on banner strategy.
> Manage communications associated with Merchandising strategies, programs and weekly merchandising notes.
> Responsible for overseeing DSD escalation process for relevant DSD concerns regarding product or service.
>Manages communication with retail leadership
>Manages center store merchandising planning and layout
>Responsible for analyzing data for center store merchandising programs.
Manages Distribution Loads
Manages demand expectations with merchandising needs
> Provide guidance to Field Specialist team and ensure they are acting effectively as the regional resource for merchandising programs, initiatives and standard practices.
> Lead efforts that cross multiple categories and/or departments within Merchandising to achieve organizational objectives.
> Maintain effective communication with Retail Operations to ensure awareness and appropriate understanding of strategy, programs, initiatives and standard practices.
> Work with Manager III and RBS in developing and approving shelf layouts and fixture plans (working with Shelf Management / Engineering).
> Lead merchandising related activities and communication associated with remodels, new stores, store closings, etc.
> Facilitate corporate projects that impact Center Store merchandising at Retail (i.e. Front End register re-racking, installation of new equipment).
> Decision maker for CS fixtures (bins, racks, pushers, alpha keepers, etc.).
> Facilitates cap-ex request for related projects.
> Manages communication between Field Merchandising Specialists on intake for Retail project requests.
> Performance reporting related to projects.
> Provide regular retail visits to monitor implementation of department programs, gather insights into customer's shopping experience and opportunities to improve this experience.
> Monitor industry and regional competitor trends in product, equipment and systems and merchandising applications/programs and make recommendations on which to incorporate into strategy.
> Support retail in achieving financial metrics as it pertains to center store (VFA, inventory targets).
> Provide support for motivating peers and function as an effective promoter of change and growth.
> Provide support for the implementation of a continuous improvement culture
> Serve as a member of key teams and committees as needed
> Responsible for the development, talent planning and performance management of self.
> Minimum of 5 to 8 years combined experience in retail, merchandising, category, pricing, logistics, supply chain, procurement, and distribution including:
- Assistant Store Manager or Store Manager experience
- Produce, HMS/Deli, Bakery require 3+ years within one of the respective disciplines
- Meat/Seafood requires 3+ years within the Meat discipline
> Solid knowledge of Center Store and Fresh Categories
> Thorough understanding of Standard Practices and Merchandising technique
> Mature level of knowledge for company, business and industry practices
> Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite of Programs
> Ability to work a flexible schedule dictated by our business needs
> Requires travel - typically 8 - 12%

> Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
> Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) preferred



Scarborough, ME