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Space Planning Analyst in Goodlettsville, TN at Vestcom International Inc.

Date Posted: 5/7/2018

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The Space Planning Analyst is responsible for managing planogram version / store combinations, store planogram assignments, and providing reporting and data analysis as needed.  Working autonomously, regularly exercising independent judgment and discretion with limited supervision, the Space Planning Analyst will be accountable for the integrity of the planograms for his/her assigned department(s), ensuring the database is current, and for providing clear and precise direction for implementation of planograms in stores.  The incumbent is an individual contributor who is an integral part of the unit’s workflow, has an awareness of unrelated activities, has no responsibility for supervising others, but must be able to interact at all levels of the organization, including senior management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but may not be limited to the following:

  • Evaluate individual responsibilities and use initiative and draw on knowledge and/or experience to complete tasks.

  • Develop accurate planograms with accurate merchandise data in Space Planning system for all required store / planogram combinations for analysis for category strategies, line reviews and any other reviews.

  • Layout new / remodeled stores to support company growth program.

  • Capture each department’s strategy and criteria and translate the information to category merchandise plans.

  • Continually evaluate and identify opportunities within assigned departments to ensure maximum financial performance.

  • Coordinate and participate in category strategies and line review sessions with Client Representatives and the respective divisional merchandise managers, using analytics to guide the most productive presentation of SKUs, balancing the need for visually impactful displays with the financial necessity of efficient inventory management.

  • Create planograms and store layouts to support seasonal merchandise plans.

  • Use space planning software to create and maintain shelf labels for use in the stores

  • Maintain archives of category strategies and line reviews as well as data provided by vendors for the category strategies.

  • Working with Space Planning Coordinators, ensure database is current with the most updated planogram files.  

  • Provide data and reporting as needed by other departments and systems.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Finance, Marketing or similar field from four-year College or three to five years related business experience and/or training in space planning; or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Previous retail merchandising experience highly desired.

  • Two years prior experience with space planning / floor planning software (Pro/Space, Spaceman, Apollo), a plus.

  • Must be innovative and exhibit initiative.

  • Must be adaptable to changing workflows/processes and results oriented.

  • Must be able to perform independently and make decision based on independent judgment.

  • Must be able to influence others using rational persuasion.

  • Demonstrated computer experience.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Microsoft Access a plus.

  • Must have strong analytical skills.

  • Must have strong oral/written communication and presentation skills and the ability to communicate complex information in simple to understand, yet actionable ways.

  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize workload; must be flexible and able to meet deadlines.

  • Must be able to function effectively as part of a cross-functional team.

  • Knowledge of store-level merchandising, retail analytical skills, and accurate writing/editing/proofing ability are desirable.


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