Merchandising Coordinator

Job Description

 

Holiday Stationstore's corporate office is a longstanding career destination for talented individuals in the Twin Cities metro area. We offer fulfilling opportunities in a multitude of career areas including Merchandising, Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources and IT. Our employees enjoy working in a stable, encouraging, and rewarding environment and are the key to Holiday's continued prominence in the convenience store industry.

Centrally located along Highway 494 in Bloomington, MN, we provide the ease of working in a major suburban locale. Our employees also benefit from the luxury of having our own Holiday Stationstore located in the lobby of our corporate office.

Full-time employees are eligible for our benefits programs that include a generous profit sharing and 401(k) program, group medical/dental coverage, life insurance, flexible spending account, tuition reimbursement and employee discounts.

  

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for providing support to the Merchandising Department by assisting with special project assignments, researching/documenting processes and recognizing and continually contributing to the process improvement initiatives within the Department.  This position will also support a Category Manager and their assigned categories by focusing on duties related to store communications, inventory replenishment, item maintenance, customer & vendor calls and special projects as assigned. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Complete Department assigned special projects as needed
  • Ability to research Department processes by meeting with all individuals in the department and gathering information to write formal processes for others to use and follow
  • Foster a culture of continuous innovation; create/improve internal and store processes to simplify communication/rollouts of existing and new programs.
  • Provide support to a Category Manager and others within the Merchandising department as needed
  • Coordinate all day-to-day activities across assigned categories
  • Independently and with direction from Category Managers, draft and deliver category and promotional communications to Stationstores such as emails, event calendar messages, updates, etc.
  • Complete tasks and projects in timely manner; balance multiple demands and priorities in fast paced environment while meeting deadlines and maintaining high performance and efficiency
    • Utilize calendar highlighting promotion deadlines; provide administrative support to Category Manager to ensure successful program rollouts
  • Act as central contact person for category questions from internal partners on topics such as accounting rebates and bill backs, McLane orders, Price Book exceptions, and general inquiries from Operations
  • Supports decision-making regarding merchandising opportunities and issues in conjunction with external vendors
  • Perform weekly and ad-hoc reporting as needed on category sales and trends
  • Perform system maintenance such as new item setups, cost and retail changes, miscellaneous item and vendor maintenance, coordinate promotional orders, new store set ups, etc.
  • Acts independently with minimal supervision
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Requirements

 

SIGNIFICANT EXTERNAL/INTERNAL CONTACTS:

  • Regular communications with supervisor, store personnel, Price Book, Marketing and Operations personnel; requires definition of problems, discussion, solutions, obtaining approvals and communication of solutions.

 

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Strong organizational and process documentation skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize work load
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to plan, execute and report on Merchandising program initiatives
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, including Excel & Power Point
  • Strong team player with the eagerness & aptitude to grow
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to learn other reporting software including Essbase/Smart View

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING REQUIRED:

  • Familiarity with concepts and practices within a Retail Merchandising department
  • At least 3 years experience providing coordination or administrative support
  • At least a 2 year degree in Business or related field, preferred