Division Merchandise Manager - Automotive in Hoffman Estates, IL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 4/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    3333 Beverly Road
    Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Date Posted:
    4/9/2018
  • Job ID:
    911599BR

Job Description

Req/Job ID: 911599BR
Employing Entity: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: Buying/Merchandising
Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp

The Division Merchandise Manager (DMM) provides leadership and direction to the buying team on both products and services (e.g., tires, alignments, brakes, oil changes, batteries) and is responsible for developing and executing a profitable, customer-focused merchandising strategy. The DMM reports directly to the Vice President/ General Merchandise Manager and oversees product/ service selection, develops promotional plans, manages supplier relationships, ensures performance to plan and coordinates overall product and service strategy. The role requires cross-functional collaboration with the inventory, marketing, operations, finance, IT, and field teams.

Job Requirements

  • Leverages tops-down direction to set the overall strategy and merchandise direction for the division.

  • Anticipates market/business trends and develops a plan for response.

  • Directs assortment selection process and reviews assortments for balance (brands, key items, core items, etc.) and adherence to strategic and financial objectives

  • Oversees/participates in market visits.

  • Establishes and maintains effective vendor relationships and works with the buyers to strengthen market relationships and product and trend knowledge.

  • Understands competitors strengths, weaknesses and strategies.

  • Accountable for merchandise division performance, recommends revisions to the merchandise plan/forecast based on sound analysis and ensures corrective actions are implemented.

  • Works with the planning organization to develop assortment plans that support overall strategy of in-stock positioning for key merchandise categories, classifications, items and vendors.

  • Establishes collaborative relationships with placement to ensure availability and the timely delivery of merchandise.

  • Executes needed approvals for the team.

  • Resolves escalated buyer and associate buyer issues.

  • Coaches and develops Buyers, Associate Buyers and Buyer's Assistant ensuring growth and readiness for next level position.

  • Drives compliance and standards with processes, policies and tools within the group.

  • Partners with marketing and in-store marketing to develop the division/line promotional strategy Reviews and approves the promotional plans Oversees and approves line reviews


#Corporate, #Automotive