The Implementation and Planning Strategist (IPS) is accountable for Visual Initiative Rollout timing and scheduling, tracks project status and manages PO tracker for respective focus areas and serves as the liaison to the Finance Specialists. The Implementation and Planning Strategist (IPS)is also responsible for presenting Floor and Decor in a way that is unified, consistent and inspiring, while delivering timing and financial goals for the specific project, business, and/or space. The position requires the ability to drive cross functional engagements and partnerships to ensure a 360-degree approach to all visual merchandising initiatives.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in General Business or related field (relevant experience can be substituted for the required education on the basis of one calendar year of experience for one academic year of education)
One to four years in one or more of the following areas: purchasing, buying, merchandising, brand management, marketing, store operations or related field
Account management experience a plus
Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Intermediate to advanced level Excel required)
Must be detail oriented and highly organized
Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment
Possess excellent customer service skills and work well under pressure
Essential Job Functions:
Develops and manages prototypes and fixture review process, including fixture documentation of the purpose of cataloguing all components
Responsible for keeping the Visual Standards Guide (VSG) up-to-date and available for store associate access to reference through collaboration with the Merchant/Buyer group, Human Resources, Store Operations/Safety, Merch Ops, NSVM, Creative/Marketing/Content, Design and the PRO Team
Partners with Finance Team to ensure financial objectives are being met by forecasting requirements, preparing budgets, scheduling expenditures and analyzing variances
Recaps and communication to be provided to appropriate, responsible cross-functional partners, including but limited to all updates regarding both current and future projects/initiatives
Implementation and Planning Strategist (VM) will track personal expenses and will code expenses properly, on time and within SOP Guidelines
Implementation and Planning Strategist (VM) will develop executable timelines to complete projects and communicate these to the Senior Director, VM
Responsible for providing updates necessary for their responsible portion of the CPAR Process for store projects and providing proper documentation to the Store Project Budget & Planning Manager for department and project roll up
Manages invoices (coding) as needed and tracks compliance to budget for all existing store projects responsible for
Liaison between Visual Merchandising & Execution Teams as Project Rollout schedules are developed while taking large projects into consideration
Determines maximum project counts per CR (Consolidated Reset)
Consults Visual Merchandising Managers on initiative priorities and potential project shifts
Partners with Execution team to capture set challenges and feedback to ensure consistency of initiatives in every store
Includes proof of concepts, site pre-walks, progress walks, etc.
Supports store level inquires related to maintaining Visual Standards
Key partner on the Store Care to Share Committee
Extended arm of influence with the Field that captures feedback and images; supporting 2-way Communication Flow
Inventory allocation to suppliers for product needed for Visual Initiative Rollouts
Submits material transfer requests to inventory
Manages tracking distribution to impacted suppliers
Receives inventory systematically in MMS once supplier confirms receival
Working Conditions (travel & environment)
Limited travel required including air and car travel.
The noise level in the work environment is typically quiet.
Note: Floor & Decor considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or familial status, veteran status, or based on any other class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Floor & Decor also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local law.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer at its sole discretion.
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.
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