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Global Industrial Manager, Merchandise Analytics and Planning in Port Washington, New York

Manager, Merchandise Analytics and Planning

Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location:

Port Washington, NY, US, 11050

Global Industrial

Corporate Overview

For over 70 years Global Industrial has been an industry leader providing private label and brand name industrial equipment and supplies to businesses throughout North America.

We carry over one million industrial, material handling and business products that are sold through our website, corporate sales people and full color catalogs. We are constantly increasing our product offerings to meet the diverse and changing needs of our customers. Our customers include small to large corporations, institutions, government agencies and consumers across North America.

Key Responsibilities

Position / Summary Overview

This position will be a cross-collaborative role reporting to the Vice President of Pricing & Merch Analytics with a dotted line to SVP / Chief Merchandising Officer. Position will be fast-paced requiring big data analytics, financial budgeting and forecasting. This individual must have the ability to summarize big data and articulate the output to C Level audiences. Strong Analytical skills in SQL, Power BI & Visual presentations such as Tableau & PowerPoint will be critical.

A familiar background in product distribution where companies sell/distribute 100K+ different products to B2B customers is a plus.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for the collection, analysis, and reporting of key Merchandising KPI’s- Category/Product sales, margin and related data in an on-going effort to increase overall financial performance and productivity.

  • Lead financial planning for Merchandising inclusive of creating Seasonal and Annual financial plans and targets, in-season business forecasts and reporting.

  • Ability to convert complex data into presentations provide insights into product/category performance, and segment trends.

  • Analyze and consolidate financial data to create weekly summaries of performance for Merchandising leadership.

  • Role will support executives, Product Managers, and broader Merchandising organization as they are expected to research trends, evaluate sales, margin and inventory performance, and identify areas for growth.

  • Communicate business strategies, initiatives, segment information, and other key findings to the appropriate stakeholders.

  • Identify trends within industry, segment and communicate adjustment strategies.

  • Supports periodic sales revenue target setting and forecasting and may conduct research to estimate market demand.

  • Ability to provide ad hoc reporting as required.

Competencies and skills

  • Minimum 3 years data experience in Merchandise analytics, planning related role

  • Advanced expertise with excel and data sets.

  • Experience with SQL, MDM software, Tableau or Power BI

  • Merchandising Analytics competence (forecasting, planning, reporting, processes and methodologies)

  • Demonstrated proficiency managing analytically rigorous initiatives, including summaries for C Level audience

  • Ability to work effectively in a matrixed environment with diverse audiences, management levels, cultures, and personalities

  • Ability to organize, prioritize, work in a fast-paced environment, attention to detail, handle multiple tasks and work under time constraints is required.

  • Trusted advisor with excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Strong drive and will to succeed

  • Flexibility and ability to adjust on the fly to new demands; knows when to demonstrate a sense of urgency

  • BS/BA required; MBA a plus

EEO/AA Statement

Global Industrial provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Nearest Major Market: Long Island Nearest Secondary Market: New York City Job Segment: Product Manager, Operations

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