Merchandise Manager @ United Hardware

Merchandise Manager:

United Hardware Distributing in Plymouth, MN is seeking a full-time Merchandise Manager for our Merchandising Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under direction and general guidelines set by the Director of Merchandising:

· Interview vendors; negotiate pricing; research competition; perform line reviews; research new items; update pricing; buy to best economic order quantities

· Attend national shows to meet with new vendors and gain new ideas

· Develop promotional plans with vendors

· Create and proof promotional circular layouts

· Develop vendor strategy, department layout, and order forms for semi-annual markets

· Answer calls regarding dealer concerns on products, company services and suggestions. Provide technical information and application concerning products. Resolve dealer concerns or requests

· Interact with other departments: Accounting, Advertising, Sales, Marketing, Replenishment and the Warehouse

· Interact with other merchandising department personnel as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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

· Five years' experience as a buyer in related industry or direct home improvement retail experience

· Strong 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: careers@unitedhardware.com Attn: Job # 7894-36. EOE.

Questions? Contact:

Rebecca Armstrong

Human Resources – Administrative Assistant

rarmstrong@unitedhardware.com

www.unitedhardware.com

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