About the Team
PetSmart’s Canadian Home Office (CHO) is home to approximately 50 full-time associates who work in departments such as Human Resources, Merchandise Buying and Pricing, Replenishment, Marketing, Finance, Space Planning and more. The small but mighty team at the CHO supports the operations of 140+ PetSmart stores in Canada and works closely with counterparts at PetSmart’s global corporate headquarters located in Phoenix, Arizona. We also share the Canadian home office with our colleagues at PetSmart Charities of Canada—an independent, registered charity dedicated to reducing pet homelessness and supporting the bond between people and pets.
About the Job
The Space Planner is a key associate on the Merchandise Planning and Allocation team. In this role, you will build and own a visual merchandising strategy that is encompassing of the overarching vision and strategy for the company, as well as, learned customer shopping patterns. You will work collaboratively, blending art and science, using both financial and consumer information to form recommendations enabling decisions that lead to greater profitability and an improved customer shopping experience.
Your goals and responsibilities will include:
Perform advanced quantitative analysis utilizing internal and external sources to identify growth opportunities by interpreting customer and market behaviors.
Design, articulate, and implement recommendations, based on findings from analysis, that support and increase emphasis on customer centricity and localization
Measure results of implemented strategies to ensure strategies are achieving expectations
Own the visual merchandising strategy for product categories within PetSmart that align with customer shopping behavior and decision trees (price, brand or feature, etc.)
Create and/or maintain planogram assignments within JDA Space Planning that adheres to best practices, standards, and utmost accuracy for seamless in-store execution.
Partner with buying, financial planning, and allocation teams to ensure merchandising strategy aligns to overall product category strategies.
Partner with other cross-functional groups (fixture, marketing, store operations, pricing, etc.) to gain alignment on strategy and the execution of that strategy.
Maintain and set future merchandising at the Merchandise Development Center (Simulated Store) to present and review with leadership and cross-functional partners.
Accountable for adherence to category release timelines
Ultimately responsible for communicating through a “planogram” the strategic intent of the category reset, as well as, the detailed execution notes on “how to” execute in-store.
What you’ll bring to the table:
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university and minimum 2 year’s related work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
2 years of experience with JDA Space Planning
Retail experience preferred
About the Culture
Our Canadian Home Office is truly that, a home office. It’s a place where individuals across various departments can align their passion for pets with their desires for professional growth. You’ll be a part of a close-knit team, while still being a part of a large, best-in-class retailer. And while the team may be smaller, the results are impactful! The Home Office boasts a large, open concept with natural lighting and serves as the perfect setting for office events. An active social committee hosts fun-filled events including contests, bake-offs, off-site events, and volunteer efforts, and they are always trying to out-do the previous event!