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EJD Retail Planning & Execution Specialist- West

Company: Ace Hardware
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

The Job The Retail Planning & Execution Specialist is responsible for effectively leading on-site project execution and completing projects on time and within budget. In addition, this role plays an active part in the pre-execution planning process by participating in project meetings and providing input on key planning activities. Lastly, this role is a key strategic partner to the sales team in driving new business and participating in customer prospecting meetings. Preferred Residence: West- Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, or LA. What you will do...

  • Effectively lead on-site project execution; communicate, lead, and develop MSO team members to complete projects on time and within allocated labor budget
  • Provide inputs for all required process documentation in a timely manner: pre-execution plan, project expense estimator tool validations, project recaps & photos, etc.
  • Provide input on key elements of project planning: store layout, assortment plans, delivery dates, etc.
  • Participate in project meetings and understand project scope by participating in various milestones throughout the customer conversion process - including store audits (prospecting) and store walks (planning)
  • During project planning weeks, participate in customer prospecting visits with the local TM and Sales Director
  • Provide customer consultation on store layout - including department placement and category adjacencies; understand, embrace, and clearly communicate EJD value proposition to customers
  • Provide candid feedback on opportunities for improvement with the conversion and project execution processes and work with internal team members to develop and implement solutionsWhat you need to be successful...
    • 10 years of store planning, visual merchandising, or store management experience in retail environment and / or Bachelor's Degree with 7 years of experience
    • Hardware / Home Improvement industry experience required
    • Customer-centric with excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communications skills with understanding of EJD customers & channels
    • Ability to effectively lead store conversion and remodel projects and accomplish objectives in active store environment
    • Detail-oriented and extremely organized self-starter who is able to thrive in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
    • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks, solve problems and meet deadlines
    • Understanding of the markets and industries of Emery Jensen customers
    • Embodies company values and is customer focused
    • Must have the ability to climb a ladder, stand for a period of time, and carry 35lbs to put stock away.
    • FIELD: Company Car, phone and fuel card are included for field based positions.Why should you join our team?
      • We live out our values- W.E.L.I.G.H.T (Winning, Excellence, Love, Integrity, Gratitude, Humility, and Teamwork).
      • Rapid Company Growth! This led to paying out our 2020 and 2021 incentive above 125%
      • Collaborative and inclusive working environment with Ace Hardware
      • Tuition Reimbursement program
      • Flexible working arrangements (Non-Field positions can work from home up to 2 days per week)
      • Competitive 401k program
      • Generous vacation days (prorated based on when you start)- In January, you will receive 21 days for the first 5 years of your employment.Compensation Details:$60000 - $80000 per yearWhy should you join our team? We live our values - W.E.L.I.G.H.T (Winning, Excellence, Love, Integrity, Gratitude, Humility, and Teamwork). Gratitude. Humility. Love. You don't often see values like these in most corporate statements, but Ace is different. These things are important to us. They represent our commitment to the company, our employees, to Ace retailers and to the Ace brand.In addition to providing our employees a great culture, Ace / Emery Jensen Distribution also offers competitive benefits* that address life's necessities and perks, many of which expand and improve year after year, including:
        • Incentive opportunities, based on role/grade level (rapid company growth over the past 2 years resulted in incentives being paid out above 125% of your target opportunity!)
        • Generous 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match at 4% of eligible earnings (from day 1 of your first contribution)
        • Comprehensive health coverage (medical, dental, vision and disability - up to 26 weeks short-term disability and long-term disability) & life insurance benefits for you and your dependents
        • 21 days of vacation immediately available (prorated in the first year) and up to 6 paid holidays depending on the month of hire
        • Company Car, phone and fuel card are provided for field-based positions
        • Flexible working arrangements (Non-Field positions can work from home up to 2 days per week)
        • Your career at Ace is more than just a job. It's a chance to be part of something meaningful. We help locally-owned businesses thrive and make an impact in their communities - and we support our employees in doing the same by offering an annual Ace Cares Week, 20 hours off work per year to volunteer at an organization of your choice, opportunities to help Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the Ace Helpful Fund through the Ace Foundation
        • Ace invests in every employee we hire, with a key focus on development and coaching. We offer on-site classes, facilitator-led courses, and a generous tuition assistance program, plus a performance management approach that goes beyond the typical annual review
        • We know the work environment matters. That's why Ace holds frequent campus events like Employee Appreciation Week, vendor demos, cookouts, and merchandise sales
        • We bring them to you! Services such as mobile spas, auto maintenance, car wash and detailing, dry cleaning, dentists, eye doctors, flu shots, recycling and more!
        • Employee discounts on Ace merchandise (including top brands like Weber, Traeger, Yeti, Craftsman, DeWalt and more), travel, fitness, computers and thousands more
        • Birth/Adoption bonding paid time off
        • Adoption cost reimbursement
        • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - access to free visits to therapists and lawyers, guidance on financial matters, elder and childcare, and assistance with tickets to entertainment events
        • Identity theft protection * Benefits are provided in compliance with applicable policies. We want to hear from you!Emery Jensen Distribution delivers wholesale products and best-in-class service to independent retailers in the Pro Lumber Yards, Home Centers, Paint, Hardware Stores, Decorating Stores, and E-retailer space. Our goal is to support sustainable and profitable growth for our customers by offering the broadest assortments, best pricing, and most knowledgeable team. We have national scale, a regional focus and the commitment to serve our customers and support each other. Come find out why a career with Emery Jensen Distribution is right for you.Equal Opportunity EmployerEmery Jensen Distribution, a subsidiary of Ace Hardware, is committed to a policy of promoting equal employment opportunities. The company recognizes the importance of diversity and leveraging the skills and talents of all people to the mutual advantage of each individual and the organization. The company is committed to the prevention of employment discrimination related to race, religion, color, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability and military or veteran status, sexual orientation or any other action covered by federal or applicable state/local laws. Disclaimer The pay range for this position starts as listed in the job posting, but could be higher based on education and experience. Please note, compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each opening. We take into consideration the minimum requirements outlined in the job description, such as an individual's education, training and experience, the position's work location, required travel (if any), and external market conditions when determining the final salary for potential new hires. Be aware that salary estimates published via alternate online job boards may not be a true representation of the actual pay range offered for this position. Please refer to the Ace position description for the accurate starting pay range information and feel free to discuss this with a Talent Acquisition professional if you are chosen to move forward with an interview. This written "Position Description" is not intended to cover all aspects of the position listed. It is meant to cover the basic/general essential job functions of a particular position. Ace Hardware Corporation reserves the right to change job duties, including essential job functions, according to business necessity.RequiredPreferredJob Industries

Keywords: Ace Hardware, Los Angeles , EJD Retail Planning & Execution Specialist- West, Hospitality & Tourism , Los Angeles, California

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