Merchandise Manager @ United Hardware

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

United Hardware Distributing Co. is a full-line wholesale hardware distributor providing products, retail programs and support services to independent retailers. Headquartered in Plymouth, MN, United Hardware services dealers from its 400,000 square foot distribution center in Milbank, SD and delivers to locations in 18 states.

Duties & 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 merchandising department personnel as well as other departments: Accounting, Advertising, Sales, Marketing, Replenishment and the Warehouse

Knowledge, Skills & 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

Benefits

  • Medical

  • Vision

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Dental

  • Life Insurance

  • LTD Insurance

  • 401k

  • Employee Purchase Program

  • Company Paid Time Off (PTO) & Paid Holidays

Qualified candidates interested in working in a team environment should apply online by clicking on the following link: http://newsite.unitedhardware.com/Content/CareersCorp

No phone calls please. EOE.

Questions? Contact:

Rebecca Armstrong

Human Resources Assistant

RArmstrong@unitedhardware.com

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