Senior Merchant Optical and Hearing -Sams

Senior Merchant Optical and Hearing -Sams

  • Location BENTONVILLE, AR
  • Career Area Merchandising and Online Operations
  • Job Function Merchandising and Sourcing
  • Employment Type Full Time
  • Position Type Salary
  • Requisition 1078454BR

What you'll do at

The Senior Merchant is accountable for leading their product category performance in a specialized retail format. The primary responsibilities include managing all merchandising activities as well as directing all cross functional activities involving their business including but not limited to marketing, sourcing, supply chain, replenishment, financial planning, equipment maintenance and repair, product packaging, in-club production operations, and product development. In addition, the Senior Merchant will need to actively manage and mitigate the high risk profile associated with the unique business model so the clubs can exceed our member’s expectations and consistently deliver their financial obligations. In addition to the core essential functions, this position will heavily focus on:

Category Strategy and Execution
As a Senior Merchant, you will be expected to develop, communicate, implement, and execute multi-year merchandising strategies to consistently over-deliver on their financial obligations for the company. You will improve club-level execution, member satisfaction, and create sustainable competitive advantage for Sam’s Club

Financial and Analytical
Good financial performance is not only dependent on executing against budgets but can also be an indicator of how we are serving our members. Developing well-supported short and long-term plans and operating as an Every Day Low Cost (EDLC) organization is the lifeblood of our company.

Product Expertise, Development, and Innovation
The Senior Merchant will be expected to grow membership satisfaction through quality, innovative, and trendsetting products.

Sourcing, Supply Chain, and Packaging
The Senior Merchant will be responsible for making sure that products are effectively and efficiently sourced and packaged to ensure supply chain effectiveness and cost efficiencies and product presentation in the clubs.

Supplier Negotiation/Development
The Senior Merchant will be responsible for leading negotiations with suppliers to gain long-term benefits and cost savings on trendsetting products.

This position is responsible for the operation of a department. An individual in this position will be expected to perform additional job related responsibilities and duties as assigned and/or necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 4 years experience with direct responsibility for profit and loss (P&L) statements.
  • Bachelor s degree in Business or related field and 5 years experience in merchandising or related field OR 7 years experience in merchandising or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6 years supervisory experience.
  • 8 years experience in merchandising or related field.

About Sam's Club

Sam Walton opened the first Sam's Club in 1983 to meet a growing need among customers who wanted to buy merchandise in bulk. Since then, Sam's Club has grown rapidly, opening more than 600 clubs in the U.S. and 100 clubs internationally. By offering affordable, wholesale merchandise to members, Sam's Club helps make saving simple for families and small business owners.

Sam's Club employs about 110,000 associates in the U.S. The average club is 134,000 square feet and offers bulk groceries and general merchandise. Most clubs also have specialty services, such as a pharmacy, an optical department, a photo center, or a tire and battery center.
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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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