Ace Hardware Job Openings – Senior E-Commerce Merchant

Website Ace Hardware

Job Description:

The Sr. E-Commerce Merchant is responsible developing and managing’s merchandise assortment plan, including RSC based skus and those from non-RSC sources including Acenet direct vendors, Emery Jensen skus, and ecommerce hub partners. The Sr. E-Commerce Merchant is responsible for the negotiating promotional offerings for this mix, including any vendor provided item cost concessions, retailer credits, and/or vendor promotional payments. The Sr. E-Commerce Merchant is also responsible for developing and managing content assets in order to reinforce Ace’s brand promise, while delivering world class product information to the Ace online customer.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Grow category sales while respecting current retail store assortment mixes, pricing model, and retail profitability
  • Plan and negotiate all item level online promotional activity.
  • Negotiate all online item level pricing concessions including item cost concessions, vendor subsidies and credits, and vendor advertising placement revenue.
  • Collaborate with ecommerce marketing and analytics team to determine timing and consumer discount structure for site wide promotional offerings.
  • Collaborate with existing promotional team to support integrated omni channel promotions.
  • Identify sku mix and product assortment offerings from within retail support center based sku mix.
  • Negotiate additional product and brand assortments from non-RSC programs—including Acenet direct vendors, Emery Jensen sku mix, and ecommerce hub offerings.
  • Work cross functionally with the Ace Internal Merchandising team to collaborate within existing vendor relationships while supporting and respecting current contracts and program parameters

Job Requirements:

  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills required
  • Demonstrate strong decision making skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong problem solving skills required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Power Point,
  • Highly creative, flexible and adaptable with good follow-through

Qualification & Experience:

  • 5+ years of ecommerce, marketing, merchandising experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing a plus

Job Details:

Company: Ace Hardware

Vacancy Type: Full-time

Job Functions: Marketing Sales

Job Location: Oak Brook, IL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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