BJs Wholesale Club Associate Merchant - Perishables in BJ's Home Office, Massachusetts
Join a team of more than 25,000 team members, comprised of our home office and over 215 clubs and 3 distribution centers in 17 states. We’re committed to delivering value and convenience to our Members, helping them save every day on everything they need for their family and home. BJ’s Wholesale Club offers a collaborative, team-oriented environment where all team members can learn, grow and excel.
The Associate Merchant is responsible for the merchandising functions for assigned categories, contributing to the development of business objectives, achieving sales and margin goals, executing the merchandising strategy, and providing analytical support, insights, and recommendations to the merchandise team.
Additional responsibilities include:
Collaborates on the development of sales and margin plans and sales forecasts for assigned categories.
Manages and controls open-to-buy positioning and buys merchandise for assigned categories.
Participates in negotiations directly with vendors on merchandise pricing, quantity, delivery and terms.
Identifies and implements merchandise packaging and presentation techniques that enhance productivity and execution.
Objectively assesses merchandise mix based on consumer trends and business needs to develop planograms and to provide recommendations on assortments.
Reviews advertising and promotion analytics to evaluate performance, refine merchandise plans and suggest adjustments to strategy.
Responsible for the implementation of category pricing strategy and executes exit strategies on slow selling items.
Assesses pricing based on knowledge of competitive landscape, sales and margin objectives, and price indexing and targets.
Researches competitive landscape and consumer trends to ensure alignment with strategy.
Identifies merchandising risks and opportunities and presents recommendations.
Provides effective and supportive direction and guidance to Merchant Assistants.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in business or operations related field
2-5 years of professional merchandising or retail operations experience
Knowledge of vendor negotiation techniques
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to multi-task and work independently in a fast-paced environment
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club is a leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates more than 215 clubs, 145 BJ's Gas® locations and 3 distribution centers in 17 states. BJ’s is a Fortune 500 company and was the first retailer to introduce the warehouse club concept in the northeastern United States. Become an integral member of the BJ’s Wholesale Club team, where we help our Members stock up for less in a convenient one-stop shop.