Senior Merchandising Manager

Petco
San Diego, CA, USA
Posted 9 hours ago
$119,300 — $178,900 / year
Full time

Create a healthier, brighter future for pets, pet parents and people!

If you want to make a real difference, create an exciting career path, feel welcome to be your whole self and nurture your wellbeing, Petco is the place for you.

Our core values capture that spirit as we work to improve lives by doing what’s right for pets, people and our planet.

  • We love all pets like our own
  • We’re the future of the pet industry
  • We’re here to improve lives
  • We drive outstanding results together
  • We’re welcome as we are

Petco is a category-defining health and wellness company focused on improving the lives of pets, pet parents and Petco partners. We are 29,000 strong, working together across 1,500+ pet care centers, 250+ Vetco Total Care hospitals, hundreds of preventive care clinics, eight distribution centers and two support centers.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive merchandise strategy that aligns with company objectives, market trends, and evolving consumer preferences.
  • Lead the creation of seasonal and annual assortment plans, considering market insights, sales history, and product lifecycle.
  • Lead, mentor, and guide a team of merchandise managers, analysts, and buyers, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.
  • Provide clear direction, set performance goals, and conduct regular performance evaluations.
  • Drive data-driven assortment decisions by analyzing sales data, market trends, and customer behavior to identify growth opportunities and refine product offerings.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure assortment strategies cater to different customer segments and sales channels.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with vendors and suppliers, negotiating favorable terms, pricing, and collaboration opportunities.
  • Ensure vendor compliance and performance monitoring.
  • Lead the development of purchase plans that balance demand forecasting, inventory turnover, and sales targets.
  • Collaborate closely with inventory management teams to optimize inventory levels, minimize stockouts, and manage excess stock.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, competitive landscape, and consumer behavior to guide merchandise decisions and identify emerging opportunities.
  • Analyze sales data and market insights to recommend adjustments to pricing, promotions, and product assortment.
  • Collaborate with marketing, e-commerce, and supply chain teams to align merchandise strategies with overall business objectives.
  • Communicate assortment plans, promotional activities, and product launches effectively to relevant stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with finance teams to develop and manage merchandise budgets, ensuring alignment with financial targets and forecasts.
Required Skills And Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Merchandising, Marketing, or a related field. Master's degree is a plus.
  • Extensive experience in retail merchandising, with a proven track record of managing omni-channel merchandise strategies.
  • Strong leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to manage and develop high-performing teams.
  • Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to synthesize complex data into actionable insights.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and experience in vendor relationship management.
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and Microsoft Excel.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and presentation abilities.
  • In-depth understanding of retail industry trends, market dynamics, and consumer behavior.

Note: Current responsibilities are impacted by company and team priorities that may have evolved from what is displayed in the Workday job profile. The description provides general job duties and requirements, but the partner’s manager may assign additional responsibilities or tasks depending on business needs.

Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.

The pay range(s) below are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations.

$119,300.00 - $178,900.00

/ year

Exact rate of pay will be based on position, location, and experience level. For a more detailed overview of Petco Total Rewards, including health and financial benefits, 401K, incentives, and PTO -see https://careers.petco.com/us/en/key-benefits

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