Merchandise Manager @ United Hardware

Merchandise Manager: United Hardware Distributing is seeking a full-time Merchandise Manager for our Merchandising Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Work with internal buyers to: - Develop merchandise offerings - Monitor circular selection, product line reviews, and product selection - Establish gross margins that are profitable for United Hardware and its dealers - Assist the Inventory Management department on a regular basis to insure the proper flow of

goods through the distribution channel by identifying and assisting in resolving any issues that may arise - Insure competitive Market programs through merchandise selection, vendor representation - Select product for circulars. Negotiate pricing and set points for circular merchandise. Obtain

vendor co-op funds - Establish departmental goals that are consistent with the direction set by management that

will improve the performance of the department in service and sales to the dealer - Meet with Director of Merchandising regularly to review and provide input on department

projects and goals - Work with Dealer Advisory Committees to establish and maintain retail priorities within the

department - Work with vendors, sales department and/or dealers to reduce excess inventory and eliminate

close out inventory from warehouse

· ​Develop and train employees on our computer system, on-line capabilities, daily report reading,

daily maintenance, buying philosophy, etc.

· Supervise employees who report to this position; review their performance on a regular basis

· Make sales and dealer presentations

· Meet with vendors at national shows regarding new products and competitive lines, and to

address concerns

· Respond to dealer and management questions and concerns

· Resolve complex or difficult issues concerning price, terms, or delivery dates

· Give timely and meaningful annual reviews to direct reports and, if applicable, review annual

reviews of all associates that are given by direct reports

· Motivate and contribute to the professional development of subordinates

· Oversee the hiring and development of new team members

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or similar field, or equivalent education or


· Five years progressively complex experience in buying roles and assignments in the wholesale or

retail hardware industry, including a minimum two years supervising and managing staff.

· Knowledge of Company products, services and systems.

· Strong written, verbal, analytical, negotiating and interpersonal skills.

· Ability to organize and prioritize work, and to meet deadlines.

· Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Qualified candidates interested in working in a team environment should email their resume and salary requirements to:

Attn: Job # 7881-36.

For questions, contact:

Rebecca Armstrong

Human Resources - Administrative Assistant

United Hardware Distributing Company

Phone: 763-557-2777 / Fax: 763-550-2570

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