Category Specialist

  • Atlanta, Georgia, 30339

This position is responsible for assisting the Senior Buyer in the co-development and execution of category plans and product strategies as well as overall day-to-day management of the department.


  • Assist Buyer in developing category plans based upon strategic plan and help to ensure execution of the product strategies in alignment with the strategic plan
  • Assist Buyer with specific category planning, buying, analysis, advertisement, inventory management, promotion and plan-o-grams
  • May be responsible for specific buying responsibilities (regionally and/or nationwide)
  • Responsible for category-specific training materials development and new product communication
  • Responsible for specific vendor and purchase order management
  • Manage store support activities
  • Responsible for developing display strategy and communication based on categories and strategies as directed by the Buyer
  • Execute new vendor and SKU set-ups at the direction of the Buyer
  • Follow up on grand opening related category activities (e.g., purchase order management, planograms)
  • Responsible for tracking competition, SKU advertisement proof and execution, credit memo follow-up from vendors, and web data integrity


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration preferred (relevant experience can be substituted for the required education on the basis of one calendar year of experience for one academic year of education)
  • Two years of merchandising experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job, as determined by the company
  • General knowledge of merchandising and inventory management experience
  • Intermediate to advance level Microsoft Office Suite skills (specifically Excel)
  • Must be analytical, detail oriented and highly organized
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written)
  • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment


  • Limited travel required by air and car travel
  • The noise level in this work environment is typically quiet to moderate.

Sedentary Work – Ability to exert 10 - 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

NOTE: All duties and responsibilities listed are considered to be essential job functions and requirements, and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Marginal functions of the position (those that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties) have not been included. However, the omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the position.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee, and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the business and requirement of the job change.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Floor & Decor is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal opportunity for all associates and applicants.  F&D recruits, hires, trains, promotes, compensates and administers all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.

This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, testing, screening, hiring, selection for training, upgrading, transfer, demotion, layoff, discipline, termination, compensation, benefits and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.  This policy and the law prohibit employment discrimination against any associate or applicant on the basis of any legally protected status outlined above.

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Benefits & Rewards

  • Bonus opportunities at every level
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Relocation opportunities across the country
  • 401k with discretionary company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Corporate Discount Programs
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and other Insurance Plans (subject to eligibility criteria)

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