Merchandising Manager

Company Name:
Ashley Furniture HomeStore
Position Type:
Ashley Furniture HomeStore of Metro NY/NJ is seeking
Merchandising Manager
to join their team!!!!

The successful Merchandise Manager will be a self-motivated entrepreneur who is tech savvy, has an eye for color, design, analytics and home furnishings knowledge.

Position Overview
The Key responsibilities in this role are:

oProduct base, within assigned product categories
oAssigned vendor relationship management
oProduct and vendor database, within assigned product categories
oAssigned performance goal achievement
oProject commitment date achievement
Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
oAssist senior management in achieving sales and profit goals.
oInvestigate, analyze, develop and implement new products and/or product categories, which may be within Ashley's current or future markets.
oPerform ongoing analysis of the assigned Ashley SKU and vendor base using strategy and guidelines provided by senior management.
oForm and maintain appropriate vendor relationships.
oAssist senior management with the development and implementation of vendor negotiation strategy and tactics.
oNegotiate off invoice vendor programs using strategy and tactics approved by senior management.
oManage the private label vendor bidding process, packaging design and product acquisition for assigned products/categories.
oParticipate in the creation of department goals and the setting of action plans to achieve them. Plans will include timelines and required resources.
oManage the Catalog Review process, within assigned categories, which includes: drop items from the current catalog, add items to the upcoming catalog, vendor information acquisition and management, and recommended page layout and design. Achieve the process commitment date.
oManage the promotional product selection process within assigned categories for assigned publications.
oParticipate in the analysis and formation of pricing strategy. Manage the implementation of such strategy within assigned categories.
oInterface with customers as necessary
oManage Clearance Center
oOther duties as assigned

Desired Skills and Experience
oCustomer Focus
oDecision Making/Judgment
oDelivers Results
oPeople Development
oWork Environment/Safety
Bachelor's degree (B. A.); an/or four to ten years related furniture experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in furniture merchandising desired.
Math Ability:
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to calculate mark up and gross profit margins.
Reasoning Ability:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills:
Heavy Excel, Word processing, Internet software, E-mail, Order processing, Inventory, Manufacturing software, Database software
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Indirectly supervises 1 employees in the Merchandising Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

As a valued Ashley Associate, you will receive:
Guaranteed base salary for up to twelve weeks
Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits
Company paid vacation time
Company paid personal/sick time
Company paid holidays
Company paid life insurance
401(k) plan with Employer Match
Ashley "CARES" employee assistance program
Generous employee discount
Career advancement opportunities
Continuous mentoring and training

Company Overview
At Ashley Furniture HomeStore, we are committed to making beautiful home furnishings affordable. We became the top furniture brand in the world based on one simple, but powerful idea: to give you more value for your money. The Ashley Furniture HomeStores of Metro New York and New Jersey have been recognized by Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. for the last six years as one of the top performing HomeStore groups in the country.

Ashley Furniture HomeStores of Metro New York and New Jersey is committed to partnering with and giving back to our community. We support Ashley's A Hope to Dream program that provides mattresses to children in need along with several community partners in our local areas.

Ashley Furniture HomeStore is an equal opportunity employer.

Company Description:
We are committed to delighting our customers, employees, and the communities we
serve in every personal interaction and by doing so we honor God.
To be the retailer and employer of choice in every community we serve
Ashley Furniture HomeStores only sell furniture from Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., which is the largest home furniture manufacturer in the United States and the number one selling brand of home furniture in North America. Established in 1945, Ashley has evolved into one of the most complete furniture lines in the furniture industry. The lines include bedroom, dining room, casual dining, upholstery, motion upholstery, leather, leather match, occasional tables, entertainment centers, home office, youth bedroom, recliners, mattresses and
accessories. The first Ashley Furniture HomeStore opened in Anchorage, Alaska in 1997. Since then, over 500+ HomeStores have opened throughout North America.

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