Associate Category Merchant

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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

DiversityWorking Boca Raton, FL

Boca Raton, FL
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Responsibilities:The incumbent will work alongside a Category Merchant to develop and communicate category plans that maximize sales, IGM dollars/rate based upon current market trends. He/she will learn about responsible category including knowledge of products, vendor base, and industry innovation. Also, with the Category Merchant, the Associate CategoryMerchant will analyze product assortments to identify and address opportunities, strategize assortment selection, pricing and promotions for a small category as a development opportunity. Support category team with research and analytics on existing OD products and all competitive products. Responsible to identify and initiate vendor setup, and maintenance working with Merchandising Operations. Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree (B.A./B.S.) four to seven years experience and training Other Information:This role is designed to provide support for the merchandising team. Requires strong analytical and problem solving skills. The nature of the work includes:- Provide support for merchants and operations team
- Data retrieval, formatting and analysis
- Assist with cross-functional projects with limited supervision
- Interact with cross-functional teams on a regular basis
- Communicate deadlines and requests to merchants
- Request and consolidate merchant feedback effectively and efficiently
- Process improvement and project management support
- Ad hoc requests

Intermediate expertise in MS Excel required, advanced expertise preferred
Cognos experience required
Data analysis skills required
MS Office products, Google mail/docs knowledge
Ability to learn quickly and to think creatively
Excellent writing and communication skills
Ability to interact with all levels of management
Proactive and able to drive sense of urgency
Meet tight deadlines as required
SAP, Business Objects experience preferred
SQL knowledge desired
Pay, Benefits and Work Schedule:Office Depot offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button. Equal Employment Opportunity:Office Depot is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, gender identify or expression, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. .