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Category Merchant – Value

Dollar Tree Stores

This is a Full-time position in Chesapeake, VA posted June 11, 2021.

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: The principal purpose of this position is to develop the assortment, execute the merchandising strategy, and implement merchandising plans for Dollar Tree stores.

ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Consulted on the definition of the Category Strategy for their respective Category and ensuring that this strategy aligns with the Corporate strategy and meets targeted financial objectives Responsible for the assortment definition and product selection for the banners, channels, countries and departments they manage, ensuring that the assortment aligns with targets Responsible for identifying, developing and procuring products to drive the success and performance of their assigned banners/channels/countries/departments (i.e.

their “assigned responsibilities”) Responsible for collaborating with the Global Sourcing organization to identify new sources of supply, prepare for buying trips, select vendors, and negotiate costs for their assigned responsibilities Consulted on all financial and assortment planning activities for their assigned responsibilities.

Ensures plans align with the Category Strategy and business objectives, and that buys align with assortment targets Responsible for signing off on all plan-o-guides, display guides, flow guides, and planners for their assigned responsibilities prior to communication to stores Responsible for collaborating with the Global Sourcing organization to manage and direct relationships and performance of those vendors that support their assigned responsibilities Responsible for the selection of all products from their assigned responsibilities that are included in a promotional program.

Responsible for ensuring the products are appropriately represented in a promotion Responsible for conducting Weekly Business Reviews of their assigned responsibilities.

Consulted on the Monthly P&L Performance Reviews of their assigned responsibilities Consulted on activities related to leading, mentoring and providing guidance to the Category Team as well as training and developing the Merchandising organization Responsible for identifying potential Merchandising business and systems improvement initiatives EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 3 to 6 years’ experience Bachelor’s degree (BA / BA / BFA) or equivalent Retail/discount merchandising Merchandise planning, assortment planning, and category management experience Market and trend analysis experience Creativity – big idea development Proven vendor management skills (sourcing, relationship building, product pricing, product development); strong negotiating skills