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Digital Merchandise Planner

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
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Position Summary

Consolidate data to develop reports and insights that inform sales forecasting and financial plans. Execute and communicate strategic merchandise financial plans within their product categories that support the company's financial, merchandising, and marketing objectives. Responsible for driving 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 contribute 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

  • Develop reporting and analytics leveraging large sets of data to distill actionable insights that highlight results as well as guides strategic discussions
  • Partner with digital analytics and consumer analytics teams on customer behavior within each digital channel as well as the enterprise to ensure continual digital growth within their categories of business
  • Collaborate with key stakeholder within categories of digital organization to drive overall revenue and product margin goals across all modalities
  • Create, manage, and communicate digital channel and category level forecasts holding key stakeholders accountable for their team's financial deliverables
  • Coordinate and communicate with Supply Chain on total digital initiatives that require partnership to deliver the goal
  • 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
  • Any of experience in merchandising, eCommerce, or business analytics
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to leverage large sets of data and distill to manageable, actionable insights
  • Ability to work collaboratively and agilely to partner with multiple teams
  • Ability to achieve objectives through others
  • Strong organization and multi-tasking skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, expertise in excel and proficiency in current reporting/BI tools such as Tableau, Power BI, Looker, Alteryx, etc.; previous exposure to querying data utilizing SQL preferred
  • Effective oral and written communication skills including formal presentation
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Any merchandise planning or analytics experience

    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; Digital; Merchandising || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

    Job Segment: Merchandising, Business Analyst, Database, SQL, Retail, Technology

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