Layout Coordinator

Woonsocket, RI

Post Date: 06/29/2017 Job ID: 22547 Category: Professional

  • Monday - Friday 8: 30am - 5: 00pm

Job Description:
  • The Layout Coordinator is responsible for developing the fixture and merchandise layouts for all new store, remodel, acquisition and special projects.
  • Fixture plans are developed based on merchandising guidelines that require adaptation to varying retail configurations across the fleet.
  • Merchandise selection is driven by market specific characteristics and store location as it relates to product mix clustering and support of local sales opportunities.
  • One on one dialogue with the Regional Store Managers insures each layout addresses store specific needs corresponding to profitability, budget management, and customer satisfaction and retention.

  • Develop fixture and merchandise layouts that accurately reflect required product mix based on store location and clientele.
  • Includes identifying stores within a growing number of cluster definitions (i.E., ethnicity, affluence, geography, etc ) that ultimately drive automated product replenishment.
  • Independently prioritize and manage scheduled assignments to insure on time project completion. Includes working simultaneously on various project types, with varying scopes of work, as part of a dynamic schedule.
  • Requires the ability to manage and adapt to ongoing changes in marketing approach and project schedules.
  • Analyze, prioritize and summarize data, and compare to company standards in such a way that identifies opportunities on a store specific basis.
  • Includes the ability to act on market knowledge and apply creative merchandising solutions to improve store performance and to meet local needs.
  • Interact with Regional Sales Manager to confirm store specific analysis (e.G., sales, competition, ethnicity of clientele, etc ) in an effort to maximize individual store profit; and to confirm product mix, category adjacency and service issues as they relate to customer needs.
  • Includes the ability clearly to customer needs.
  • Includes the ability clearly articulate current corporate direction to field operators on various merchandising initiatives and to make recommendations accordingly.
  • Support corporate expense control by managing the impact of layout changes relative to established budget guidelines.
  • Advocate alternative approaches as needed, and communicate incremental scope of work and added cost to field management and project partners.
  • Work with the Construction team and outside vendor architects to develop innovative merchandising solutions for atypical store locations.
  • Includes the ability to work with and interpret architectural plans and elevation drawings to craft merchandising plans that incorporate current merchandising philosophy within complex/multilevel spaces.

  • Candidates must have Retail Focus and AUTOCAD software experience.
  • Bachelor s Degree in Marketing preferred or 2 to 3 years experience in a Store Planning or Merchandising position.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret various sources of data: Demographics (population, ethnicity, income averages, etc.), sales profile, planogram productivity.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously to meet timeline requirements for other supporting departments.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both written and orally with various inhouse personnel, field management and various outside vendor representatives.
  • Ability to follow clear, concise directions with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with MS Office software (e.G., Excel and Word).

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor s degree in related field or equivalent work experience preferred.

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