Home Depot SR MANAGER in Atlanta, Georgia

POSITION PURPOSE

The Senior Manager of Field Merchandising leads a team of Field Merchandising analysts to develop strategic initiatives, provide analytical support, create process improvement, and participate in large cross-functional projects that support the Company's in-store customer experience, merchandising events, and innovative new technologies.

The Senior Manager acts as a key communication liaison between the Field Merchandising leadership team, cross-functional teams, and key internal stakeholders.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Identify opportunities: Conduct industry and competitive analysis, customer research, acquisition opportunities and identify the most attractive growth opportunities

Manage projects: handle day-to-day issues associated with implementing a new initiative; work with store planning, visual merchandising, store, and divisional associates. May lead full pilot implementations of selected initiatives.

Develop Recommendations: Prioritize issues and brainstorm/develop solutions and recommendations by working with a diverse group of people (store personnel, merchants, other HD companies, non-HD companies, vendors, etc.)

Evaluate Results: Analyze the financial results of initiatives versus projections through financial analysis, control stores, & other benchmarks. Evaluate the operational issues of initiatives by walking stores, talking to associates, talking to customers and interviewing merchants.

Communicate with Senior Management: Prepare presentations for growth steering committee, president's meeting, and other meetings in order to communicate and solicit feedback and input at various stages of individual initiatives

Acquisition leadership: Ad hoc involvement in selected strategic acquisitions, including identification of candidates, industry evaluation, negotiations, and post-acquisition follow-up and tracking.

Select, develop, and motivate assigned staff.

NATURE AND SCOPE

Typically reports to Director

Direct and indirect reports typically include 3 professionals and 1 support associate.

Typically negotiates in a competitive or adversarial environment.

Typically faces complex issues that differ from those typically faced within the industry or profession.

Typically considers new courses of action within broad policies and medium-term goals when solving problems.

Typically determines what should be done in a functional area or business unit within the broad policies and principles or very general goals.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Environment:

Usually in a comfortable environment but with regular exposure to factors causing moderate physical discomfort from such things as dust, fumes or odors.

Additional Environmental Job Requirements:

Under regular pressure to meet deadlines, quotas and/or must frequently deal with difficult issues related to people or situations.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be eighteen years of age or older.

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Additional Minimum Qualifications:

Education Required:

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: 6 years

Physical Requirements:

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.

Additional Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

A master's degree is preferred.

Eight plus years of experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:Supervisory Skills

Ability to communicate with Executive group

Strong Basic Math and Logic Skills

Computer Literate/Comfortable with Database Structure

Conflict Resolution

Basic understanding of retail environment 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.