Home Depot SPACE PLANNING ANALYST in Atlanta, Georgia
Reporting to the Manager, Space Planning, the Analyst works closely with the Sr. Analyst to design, build and maintain merchandise planograms. The Analyst is responsible for ensuring that planograms accurately reflect assortment decisions and are consistent with category strategy, visual merchandising standards and planogram optimization targets. The analyst is directly responsible for ensuring planograms meet high quality standards, are localized to each store, and able to be executed without issues in the field.
The analyst will capture and build planograms in JDA Space Planning according to the merchandising strategy, visual merchandising recommendations and assortment clusters provided, ensuring that merchandising safety standards are adhered to. This role will work directly with cross-functional team members to address any issues related to the planogram building process. This role will analyze planograms for sales, profitability and inventory productivity, and make recommendations to optimize the planograms bearing in mind trade-offs for customer experience, store labor efficiencies, merchandise strategy and visual considerations. You will present, discuss alternatives and make final planogram recommendations to the Space Planning and Merchandising teams.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
60% - Evaluate and develop optimized space strategies working closely with merchandising, visual team, and inventory planning. Translate assortments and strategies into store specific planograms based on store specific fixture needs. Develop planograms that meet THD merchandising standards, best practices and satisfy merchandising safety standards. Ensure the accuracy of planograms conducting quality checks against assortment listings and store data.
15% - Analyze planograms and make recommendations to optimize planograms, improve functionality (customer experience as well as store operations) and financial performance.
10% - Attend weekly meetings with cross-functional teams to participate in business discussions and provide space planning expertise, contributing to strategic merchandising plans for the business.
10% - Capture bays as set in the Innovation Center, conduct space diagnostics and analyze planograms based on sales, profitability and inventory productivity.
5% - Address deficiencies that arise from pre-walks or execution, in a timely manner and in accordance with defined SLA. Supports other tasks and duties as business needs dictate.
NATURE AND SCOPE
Position reports to Manager Space Planning
No direct reports
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% 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: 2 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.
Bachelor s Degree.
Experience with JDA Intactix space management suite preferred including: Space Planning, IKB, Planogram Generator, and Space Automation.
Experience working in the retail industry.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, able to work with a high sense of urgency and strong attention to detail.
Good communication skills.
Proficient in data manipulation and MS Excel.
Knowledge of MS Access and Tableau an asset. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.