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Merchandising Master (Category Manager/Senior Merchandise Planner)

Company: Ammunition Depot
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

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Have you been described as a Planning Genius? A Merchandising Wizard? A Category Guru? Then maybe you've got what it takes to be our first Merchandising Master (AKA Category Manager/Senior Merchandise Planner)! -
This exciting opportunity is a chance to make your own personal contribution to a growing company with an entrepreneurial culture. That means we are seeking an individual who is passionate and excited about contributing their gifts to areas outside of their core responsibilities, and is naturally curious about learning beyond their core competencies. If you've been told to stay in your lane, this may be just the place for you to choose a new route!
That means you'll have the freedom and support to build our category and product planning strategy using your expertise and personal touch. -It also means we are seeking a high performer who wants to affect real change and make a personal contribution to a company via their knowledge of the shooting sports industry and its consumers. We are looking for someone who is excited by new challenges and enjoys learning new things. -
As the Merchandising Master in a growing company with an entrepreneurial culture, you will establish category and product planning strategies that guide our buying team, provide deep insights on consumer purchase behavior, lead promotional strategy, and determine clear, actionable merchandising directives.
That said, you won't be starting from scratch. Our executive team has worked hard to put into place an operational and management structure which has helped us become a three-time -Inc. 5000 honoree (2016, 2021 and 2022)! We manage the business using a structure called EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System). If you are looking for an opportunity to flex your creative muscles and maybe pull the occasional rabbit out of your hat to drive our growing company to new heights, this is the perfect spot for you! -What will you do?
Ecommerce Merchandising (for each storefront)

  • Maximize product sell-through and overall presentation through creating, testing and evaluating merchandising stories
  • Identify specific merchandising goals that determine how the site's layout and content dovetail to encourage purchase
  • Lead advertising and product promotion strategies and analysis for all acquisition channels -
  • Establish and communicate cross-category and cross-product promotion and merchandising plans across the organization
  • Establish creative proofing guidelines as they relate to merchandising
  • Coach Customer Service team members to understand the established merchandising stories, category and product knowledge necessary to create amazing customer experiences
    Category Planning and Management
    • Map out comprehensive category and product buying/selling plans that maximize sales opportunities to our customer base and attract new customers
    • Collaborate with the Buyer to establish and manage to buying, selling and inventory benchmarks and forecasts that maximize sell-through, balance inventory, and minimize on-hand inventory
    • Establish analysis procedures for each category and product planning cycle, and conduct ongoing evaluation and optimization of each one
    • Provide data-driven direction to our buying team on timing and selection of categories and products
      • Stay ahead of industry trends to apply best-in-class practices across our merchandising and inventory planning efforts
      • Carefully plan around vendor requirements and practices - -If you are a good fit you probably have:
        • Experience in planning, allocation, and/or merchandising for the shooting sports/outdoor adventure verticals
        • Success identifying and managing complimentary categories that maximize sell-through and margins
        • Keen skills with analysis tools (e.g. proficiency with Excel functions and tables) and inventory management systems
        • A knack for anticipating consumer demands and behavior, combined with a curiosity to test and capitalize on insights and opportunities
        • Excellent analytical and strong problem-solving abilities
        • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively interface with individuals at all levels
        • Self-motivation with a passion for growth and desire to make a real difference in a growing business
        • A positive attitude, a sense of humor, and a knack for flexibility
          Our Core Values at Ammunition Depot
          It is important to know what core values we care about here, and what we are trying to do as a company. -Our vision is to provide our customers with a startlingly great experience in everything that we do. -In short, we want to make happy people inside and outside our company! -How we get there is through our core values. -If these core values resonate with you, you will fit in well here.
          Act With Integrity -- We try our hardest to do what it takes to realize our vision but never at the expense of our integrity. The most important thing to us is doing the right thing. If the golden rule is still golden for you, you will fit in well.
          Own It - -We expect a lot from our team members. We empower them and make sure they have the tools and authority they need to perform. From top to bottom everyone on the AD team can make people happy! We try to hire smart and well-educated people that possess a healthy streak of creativity, and we give them unusual freedom and power. We do not know the meaning of "that's not my job." Our people seek to not only identify a problem, but to be ready with a potential solution, too.
          Willing and Able to Improve -- We are continuously trying to improve our performance across the board. In the immortal words of Big Tom Callahan "you're either growing or you're dying. There isn't a third direction." We know we are not perfect, but we are always trying to get better at everything we do.

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