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Associate Category Merchant

Harbor Freight Tools United States

Harbor Freight Tools United States

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Job Summary

Harbor Freight's Associate Category Merchant is to support the Merchant team’s growth initiatives by developing strategies, project plans, and execution through project management, marketing, pricing, packaging, and product development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analyze, research, and support retail assortment and category reviews.
  • Coordinate promotional plans to drive gross profit, average basket, and increased sales per sq. ft. with key business leaders and stakeholders.
  • Responsible for refining and executing promotional plans including direct mail, digital, social, and in-store marketing.
  • Determine impacts of pricing, various promotions, store placement, off-shelf merchandising, and new product launches as it relates to the product category performance.
  • Analyze business trends to make strategic business recommendations to drive growth
  • Research and understand customer and market trends as it relates to optimizing category performance to make strategic business recommendations.
  • Assist Merchant team and Space Planning Department in roll out of new programs.
  • Collaborate with product development, brand, and packaging teams as well as with business partners within the Inventory Department for sales and promotional planning.
  • Ability to evaluate and build business plans as it relates to marketing, pricing, product development and product merchandising.
  • Participate and track transition process across all relative departments.
  • Develop, analyze, and draw conclusions and make recommendations to management team for process improvement opportunities, ideas to increase sales, and other ways to improve the business and organization.
  • Exercise judgment to prioritize and communicate to meet and exceed project deadlines and commitments.
  • Ability to multitask and direct multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Juggles competing deadlines and objectives.
  • Identify critical tasks and makes decisions on appropriate prioritization.
  • Comfortable presenting to business leaders and management.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Requirements – Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or a related field
  • Minimum 2 years experience in product merchandising or product management, retail, or other job related experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

The anticipated salary range for this position is $81,100 – $122,800 depending on location, knowledge, skills, education and experience. This position is also eligible for an annual discretionary bonus. In addition, we offer comprehensive and competitive benefits to Associates (and their families) such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability. Eligible Associates are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan. Associates will accrue paid time off up to 236 hours per year (inclusive of PTO, floating holidays, and paid holidays). Paid sick time up to 80 hours per year unless otherwise required by law.

About Harbor Freight Tools

We’re a family-owned business with over 45 years as a national tool retailer, and with the energy, enthusiasm, and growth potential of a start-up. We are a $7 billion company with over 1,450 stores in 48 states, 27,000+ Associates, and one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country.

  • Seniority level

    Associate
  • Employment type

    Full-time
  • Job function

    Product Management, Marketing, and Project Management
  • Industries

    Retail

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Featured Benefits

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  • Medical insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Vision insurance

  • 401(k)

  • Paid maternity leave

  • Paid paternity leave

  • Disability insurance

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