Art Van Furniture, Incorporated
Job Description Art Van Furniture, the Midwest\u2019s largest Furniture and Mattress retailer, is seeking a Director of eCommerce Merchandising to join the eCommerce Department.\u00a0 In this position, directly reporting to the EVP, Digital Commerce for Art Van Furniture, you will be in charge of all aspects of the buying and merchandising for the company\u2019s eCommerce operations including, but not limited to, monitoring the financial performance of product categories, supporting and promoting idea generation and analysis, establishing business relationships with vendors, ensuring vendor compliance with AVF\u2019s standards, and keeping abreast of business and market trends. This position is responsible for the growth and development of our company\u2019s \endless aisles\ strategy. Manage assigned buyers. Support the growth of the endless aisle strategy. Work with EVP - eCommerce to rapidly grow the product selection on the internet. Ensure buying is in accordance with the Company\u2019s target market. Monitor the financial performance of product categories to achieve sales, warehouse margin, delivered markup and stock turnover goals. Support and promote idea generation and analysis for merchandising strategy. Ensure the development of guest driven product, price, style, and quality that support departmental and Company goals. Evaluate merchandise mix to individual customer group needs and translate findings into action plans. Ensure contribution margin is integrated into existing merchandising activities specifically vendor negotiations and assortment line reviews. Partner with marketing team to formulate marketing and promotional plans. Maintain compliance and standards of our business practices, policies, and tools with both our vendors and company associates. Attend trade shows, markets and events to observe market trends, gather product information, select merchandise and establish business relationships with vendors. Work cooperatively with Vice President - Supply Chain Logistics to integrate improved processes in the supply and quality within the department. Authority as detailed in the Company\u2019s Standard Operating Procedures. Apply corporate values (PARTNERS). Skills \/ Requirements The successful candidate will possess the following skills and experiences:\u00a0 Bachelor\u2019s degree in Purchasing, Business Administration or related field; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A minimum of ten (10) years of experience of buying in a multiple category experience including a minimum of five (5) years of management experience. Shows Drive and Initiative: Pursues high standards and maintains a high level of productivity. Focuses on meaningful results and achieves them. Puts in extra effort to accomplish critical goals and looks for new ways to improve. Manages Execution & Accountability: Effectively delegates and manages time. Sets and communicates clear expectations, measures performance results and holds staff accountable for achieving goals within expected timelines. Established Relationships: Relates well to others and builds trust. Effectively builds relationships at all level to meet deadlines and accomplish goals. Analyze Issues: Focuses on the most important information to address a problem. Uncovers \real\ issue, considers others point of view and arrives at optimal solution. Makes Sound Decisions: Considers Company strategy, \pro\u2019s\ and \con\u2019s\ to the business and PARTNERS values in decision making. Uses sound logic, makes decisions at the right time and chooses the best alternative. Shows Adaptability: Adapts well to other people. Flexible with new policies, procedures and changing priorities. Copes well with frustration and maintains a positive outlook while under pressure. Self-Improvement: Places an emphasis on learning and being more effective. Open to coaching and feedback, willing to accept new challenges to improve. Proactive about staying informed of the industry and competition. Is a role model in Company values and behaviors (PARTNERS). Proven merchandising, product and analytical skills. Exceptional negotiation skills. Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Proficient in Word, Excel and the computer operating systems. Art Van offers a competitive salary combined with an excellent benefits package. Interested applicants can apply on-line on our website at jobs.artvan.com. Learn more about Art Van by viewing our company video at .
Art Van Furniture, Incorporated
Website : http://www.artvan.com
From the ground up. Mr. Van Elslander, Chairman and Founder of Art Van Furniture, began working in a Detroit furniture store as a young man. In just a few short years, he was ready for a bigger challenge and opened his own store on Gratiot Avenue and 10 Mile Road in 1959. His founding philosophy was to provide the community with quality furniture at great prices, with always high standards of customer service.