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Digital Merchandise Planner

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: 9A



Position Summary

Develop, execute and communicate strategic merchandise financial plans that support the company's financial, product, and marketing objectives. Drive top line and product margin financial plans by category/digital channel. Strategically manage the business to maximize sales and margin, influencing promotions and overarching marketing strategy that contributes to the development of company initiatives and ensures that all planning activities support annual goals. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Create and communicate daily, period level total enterprise digital forecast along with potential risk to annual plan
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders within enterprise Digital Experience to drive the overall plan
  • Coordinate, communicate, and partner on all e-Commerce banner promotional activities with regards to inventory needs and warehouse KPI's to help drive service-level agreement (SLA) standards
  • Align with cross functional stakeholders on all components of e-Commerce enterprise financial forecasting including sales, traffic, conversion, average order value (AOV) store openings, throttle capacity, etc.
  • Prepare, manage, and communicate divisional and category level digital forecast
  • Partner with various marketing and merchandising area owners to understand impacts to overall digital KPI's based on enterprise campaigns and strategies as well as post mortem results
  • Research and understand financial ecommerce KPI risks at a daily, period, annual level to plan sales and strategize with various business owners and management to continually maximize revenue growth
  • Partner with 84.51 on customer behavior and spend within each modality and enterprise level to ensure continual digital growth
  • Collaborate with digital operations team to understand store opening impacts and identify plan risks based on calendar and divisional roll outs
  • Manage and maintain effective communication with cross-functional partners
  • Complete daily ad hoc business analysis
  • Travel to work campuses to attend company meetings
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3+ years one of the following: merchandising, ecommerce, buying or finance
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and with agility to partner with multiple teams
  • Ability to achieve objectives through others
  • Strong organization and multi-tasking skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Proven ability to bring resolution under challenging circumstances
  • Effective oral and written communication skills including formal presentation
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Merchandise Planning, Assortment Planning or Store Planning

    Education Level: Bachelor's Required
    Required Travel: Up to 25%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time
     Regions: General Office- Cincinnati; Any; Mid-Atlantic; Midwest; Mountain; South; West


    Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee more nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

     Posting Notes:  OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || e-Commerce || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

    Job Segment: Merchandising, Business Analyst, Retail, Technology

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