Home Depot Associate Merchant, Product Development in Atlanta, Georgia
Responsible for globally sourcing, purchasing and developing globally sourced merchandise for a specific department.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Identify and qualify international vendors to the HD standards
Develop and purchase products
Develop materials to sell the products developed, i.e., packaging, P.K. materials, P.O.P., etc.
Understand impacts of products on sales and GMROI
Creating specifications for products including, packaging, safety and environmental issues
Selects, develops and motivates assigned staff
Understanding of supply chain domestic and international
Conduct presentations at product line reviews and marketing meetings
NATURE AND SCOPE
Typically reports to Sr. Director
No direct responsibility for supervising others.
ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Located in a comfortable indoor area.
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.
Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 years
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may b
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Retail Merchandising background. Product knowledge category background in manufacturing and industry practices.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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