The Hillman Group

  • Planogram Specialist

    Job Locations US-OH-Cincinnati
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/7/2018 12:56 PM)
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  • Overview

    The Planogram Specialist will add value and differentiation by presenting The Hillman Group’s products and categories in an engaging, logical and impactful manner. Responsible for presenting new merchandising concepts, building detailed sets designed to optimize the shopper experience, and creating planograms that deliver on the objective, maintain continuity, and ensure integrity across multiple store environments to maximize retail performance.


    Key Result Areas (KRAs):

    • Insight and Creativity


    • Create, analyze, and update planograms based on Channel Business Plans and financial data
    • Utilize best practice benchmarking to maximize shelf and display space while making products more appealing and accessible to the customer
    • Generate creative solutions utilizing design concepts and principles
    • Knowledge and Proficiency


    • Acquire, maintain, and leverage expertise of software and database platforms to construct planograms and various reports
    • Demonstrate knowledge of merchandising rules and guidelines identifying opportunities that improve processes and creates new tools and efficiencies
    • Accuracy and Integrity


    • Coordinate team resources to consistently execute business plan in accordance with timeline and budget
    • Lead & Drive standards, accuracy, and consistency across all areas and stores
    • Utilize business analytics, space analytics, and consumer data to help drive business decisions
    • Comply with all federal, state, and local laws as they pertain to merchandising
    • Collaboration and Communication


    • Collaborate with the category, channel, and sales teams to develop and manage displays that facilitate the obtainment of the sales, share and profitability goals
    • Monitor trends in new products, consumer behavior, share, competition, fixturing and store layouts to make informed decisions and initiate innovation
    • Manage project timelines to keep all required participants updated and on schedule for initiatives and projects
    • Organization and Prioritization


    • Determine product assortment to support every day, seasonal, and format needs, lead development of planograms by format, and actively contribute to the overall department layout.
    • Manage the review of all new items within the unique categories.
    • Provides accurate and timely service/response to any issues that arise regarding the respective category.
    • Ensure the highest of maintenance standards at all times.
    • Supports with coordinating implementation, training, and development of product/service to the stores (including but not limited to planograms, store resets, and information)
    • Assures that the respective projects are delivered on schedule, on budget, and meet the quality standards of the company.



    Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or the equivalent in education and experience.



    • Minimum three years’ experience in Retail or Consumer Products organizations serving retail; focused on merchandising, category management, marketing, or in-store service functions required. Home Center/Home Improvement experience highly preferred
    • Intermediate level skill set in Microsoft Office Suite including Work, PowerPoint, and Excel
    • Strong organization and planning skills – able to work independently and meet deadlines in a multi-tasking environment
    • Proven knowledge of category management methods and analytics, fact-based selling, marketing analysis and planning with certification and/or experience in Space Management/Category Management tools such as JDA Space Planning/ProSpace
    • Ability to work with autonomy as well as collaboratively with team members
    • Excellent written, oral, listening, and presentation skills
    • Knowledge of Retail Mathematics


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