VP, Merchandising (e-Commerce) (Houston)

CarMax in Houston, TX

  • Industry: Retail - Merchandising/Stocking
  • Type: Full Time
  • $145,330.00 - 145,330.00
position filled

Our vision at Petco is Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. Were making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are proud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our Vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience.

From our retail stores and our network of Distribution Centers to our Corporate offices, youll work with others who share your values and commitment. We seek individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us.Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization.

Position Purpose:

The Vice President of Merchandising is responsible for leading a cross-functional team to develop and execute market share gaining strategies while supporting initiatives to drive our Petco brand and our specialty vision.

Essential Job Functions: The incumbent must be able to perform all of the following duties and responsibilities with or without a reasonable accommodation:

  • Through research, collaboration, and leadership create a compelling vision of the future for the respective merchandise categories that compels customers to choose Petco as their preferred pet destination.
  • Lead cross-functional team and vendor partners to create and execute the most innovative product assortment and service offerings. Heavily emphasize private brand development and exclusive products to provide the best, most differentiated offering.
  • Know our customer better then competition. Lead the team to make decisions based on customer data and insights, feedback and behavior. Leverage analytics to guide all business decisions.
  • Set and deliver on financial goals. Deliver a track record of achievement. Ensure that near term strategies and tactics are in place, properly prioritized and well executed to always achieve/beat sales and margin budgets and market share goals.
  • Collaborate across the entire business sharing best practices, resources and always making trade off decisions based on whats best for Petco.
  • Select, lead, engage (inspire), develop, and guide the cross-functional business unit team members to achieve the bold goals that support the vision and subsequent strategies. Develop a strong bench of talent capable of taking on roles across the business.
  • Develop a strong partnership with the field organization to solicit input, ideas, feedback and advice as well as to gain incremental support and ultimate sponsorship for category initiatives.
  • Develop, maintain and manage a high caliber team, providing leadership to direct reports and cross-functional teams. Build a team of partners that are recognized internally and externally as key contributors to Petcos success. Offer clear, direct feedback and coaching to subordinates and team members. Ensure partners receive the job assignments, formal training, development experiences and exposure to leaders within the organization to equip them for effective job performance and career growth. Actively pursue the development of bench strength.
  • Build and maintain strong partnerships with vendors. Represent Petcos interests and negotiate on strategic needs and initiatives.
  • Lead our business transformation passionately. Ensure that the business unit team is leveraging change to advance the business and achieve our ROI goals.

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position reports to the Chief Merchant(s) and leads and directs a team of direct reports and influences the entire Petco merchandise and services organization . Responsibilities include recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, mentoring/coaching, providing functional guidance, assignment delegation and follow-through, and, partnering with Human Resources, discipline up to and including termination. Additionally, this position will manage a cross functional team over which it does not have direct authority. The VP of Merchandising is expected to independently lead this team through the successful development and execution of strategic plans and tactical imperatives to support the business plan for the assigned business unit(s).

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet with normal cross functional team interaction. Day and overnight domestic travel to vendors, seminars and / or conferences, as well as overseas travel may occur periodically throughout the year

Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or any other protected classification.

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Associated topics: inventory, merchandise, merchandiser, merchandising, procurement, retail merchandiser, stocking, supply chain, warehouse, warehouse associate

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