Space Management Retail Operations Intern SAS
The Space Management Analyst is responsible for the development and comprehensive analysis of assigned merchandise categories. S/he is accountable for timely execution of planning, analysis, development and maintenance of planograms and product assortments. The ideal candidate will deliver clear and concise information across all areas of the business to support accomplishment of desired business objectives and goals.
The first part of this Internship will be focused on working in the Field with our Retail Merchandising Teams, learning to execute Planograms and complete resets for Grocery Retail Stores. Potential to be considered for a role with one of our Space Management Teams as opportunities become available.
At SAS Retail Services, we hire talented associates like you and give you the tools and training you need to succeed and advance in your career. As a large growing company with a national and global reach, our company offers you many opportunities to learn new skills and seek higher positions. Apply today!
What We Offer:
Paid training and ongoing career development certifications and courses
Executes the Retailer’s space management process for assigned categories using customer insights and competitive market data
Creates, maintains, executes, plans, analyzes and develops planograms and product assortments
Collaborates with category teams to identify specific goals for the merchandise re-set to ensure approved criteria and best practices are followed and space allocation/shelf placement needs are met
Initiates assortment recommendations and space allocation solutions which positively and measurably impact the Retailer’s sales, margins and turnover
Develops comprehensive analyses of assigned merchandise categories
Responsible to run internal reports to determine product viability and preference
Creates and communicates compelling merchandise presentations that contribute to the execution of the Customer 1st merchandising strategy and enhance the shopping experience
Performs other duties as required and assigned
Minimum 2 years’ experience in Space Management
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Experience with Space Management Software (Spaceman, Apollo and/or JDA/Intactix)
Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Experience with analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions
Excellent written, verbal and analytical skills
Ability to work closely with a multi-functional cross-company team environment
The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.
The Space Planning Associate works directly with Company’s customers by analyzing shelving data and building planograms in a way that best fits client/customer’s objectives. Responsible for the efficient and effective managing of assigned categories. Expected to be tactically sound and strategic in plan development. This position can be located in-house with the customer or work remotely as outlined by customer.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain project schedule by monitoring project progress, coordinating activities, resolving problems, and make adjustments as needed to meet deadlines
Support retailers and/or clients POG development throughout defined category review process or client initiatives
Communicate business opportunities and recommend action plans by working with clients, customers, and/or Business Development Managers
Organize information by studying, analyzing, interpreting, and classifying data
Executes test sets in set room
Determine and quantify primary business opportunities and key drivers as they pertain to shelving
Support key business opportunities by recommending merchandising/assortment solutions based on applicable data
Prioritize optimal assortment and/or shelving information to support the goals of our clients, customers, and company
Evaluate the reliability of source information by weighing raw data and organizing results for analysis
POG Data Collection
Provide planogram information for clients, customers, and/or Business Development Managers through the use of syndicated or customer-specific data sources
Meet specific needs of requesting party by determining appropriate movement/performance data selection such as share of shelf, days of supply, pack out, etc.
Maintain information inputs in Company’s proprietary POG Analysis tools
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports
This position does not have guidance or mentoring responsibilities for indirect reports
Travel and/or Driving Requirements
Travel is an essential duty and function of this job. Driving is not an essential duty or function of this job.
Tavel up to 25%
Minimum QualificationsThe following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job
Education Level:(Required):High School Diploma or GED or equivalent experience
(Preferred):Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience
Field of Study/Area of Experience:
- 2-4 years of experience in merchandising and planogram development skills
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
Analytical and research Skills
Working knowledge of syndicated data and applications
Strong merchandising and planogram development skills
Basic understanding of category management
Ability to gather data, to compile information, and prepare reports
Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
Strong prioritization skills
Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
Team building Skills
Excellent customer service orientation
Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained
Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
Experience using planogram software (JDA Space Planning, Apollo, Spaceman, etc.)
Environmental & Physical Requirements
Office / Sedentary Requirements
Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.
Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions
Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.
The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.
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Job LocationsUS-NC-Salisbury | US-NC-Charlotte
Primary Posting Location : CitySalisbury
Primary Posting Location : State/ProvinceNC
Primary Posting Location : Postal Code28145
Primary Posting Location : CountryUS
Requisition ID 2021-394907
Position Type Full Time
Category Field Operations/Field Management