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Category Merchant

Location: Framingham, MA
Posted: 05/16/2018


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  • Karen Maki
  • Sr. National Recruiter
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Job Description

Category Merchant


Our retail client in the Metrowest area is looking for a Category Merchant to join their team.  In this role, you will be responsible for developing a business plan for each product line to achieve budgeted goals in sales, margin, operating profit, customer acquisition, repurchase, retention and customer satisfaction.



  • Develop business plans for multiple product lines
  • Drive the execution of the plans through effective partnership with portfolio planning, retail, field sales, marketing, telesales, site operations, finance and customer service 
  • Negotiate with vendors to secure lowest total delivered cost, volume incentives, rebates, advertising and other applicable allowances 
  • Develop accurate financial and item forecasts with Portfolio Planning, Finance, and Inventory Management 
  • Manage catalog and online merchandising to ensure an easy, error free shopping experience for our Customers 
  • Work with Corporate Pricing and industry benchmarks to determine optimal pricing strategies
  • Improve supply chain efficiencies, including improved inventory turns, reduction in customer returns rate, improved order fill rate, effective selling strategies to reduce end of life inventory challenges, etc.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Merchandising, Business or relevant discipline
  • 6+ years of experience in B2B Merchandising or related Product Management, Brand Management, Merchandising function supporting a sales organization 
  • Advanced negotiation skills and proven ability to lead in a matrix environment 
  • Demonstrated ability to build strategic partnerships across the organization and with vendors 
  • Expert knowledge of industry trends, competition, assortment planning, customer buying patterns, inventory management, logistics and marketing techniques 
  • Strong business acumen; proficient in understanding analytics and other measurement tools required for targeted actions, plan modifications, and sustainable results 
  • Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills


If you are a fit for this role, apply today!


As a CM Access employee you'll enjoy an excellent compensation package. Our customizable benefits package includes a variety of medical, dental, and vision options, tenure pay, company matching 401k, direct deposit, weekly payroll and referral bonuses.


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