Best Buy Senior Space Management Analyst - Home Theater in Richfield, Minnesota


Job Title:

Senior Space Management Analyst - Home Theater

Location Number:

955010-105-CBG Supply Chain-Mobile

Job Description:

Job Overview:

The Sr. Space Analyst is a crucial link in the product assortment and replenishment chain connecting Merchants and Demand Planning with our Retail Stores and Customers. The role is responsible for delivering merchandising direction to retail which is aligned with category strategy, presentation guidelines and shelf space analytics. Also, accountable for planogram assignments to 1400+ store locations. (300,000 chain wide POG assignments create 24M unique SKU/Store feeds to enable replenishment and sustain product availability of $4.6 Billion in inventory). The Sr. Space Analyst manages the product transition process cross functionally and supervises the planogram production process (49K POG updates/yr).

Job Responsibilities:

  • Transition Management/Planogram Assignment:

  • Manages transition timelines and supply chain milestones to achieve product availability and retail execution goals.

  • Responsible for cross functional Planning, Execution and Proofing Meetings to deliver planograms representing the category merchandising strategy and to support company initiatives. (49,000 Planograms produced in FY ’14).

  • Maintains the Transition Labor Calculator, responsible for accurately recording merchandising scope and SKU changes to facilitate the planning of $27M in merchandising labor for all retail transition activity.

  • Responsible for the accurate assignment of planogram segmentation to individual store floor plans. (300,000 POG assignments chain wide).

  • Shelf Space Optimization:

  • Optimizes planogram lengths, product facings and capacity to maximize sales in assigned categories.

  • Develops and reviews planogram analytics to ensure that planogram versions achieve Days of Supply and Return on Space objectives.

  • Partners with Merchants and Demand Planning to maintain store groups and identify assortment rationalization opportunities.

  • Responsible for the planogram mock up process which reviews merchandise presentation, product fit, shop ability and performance metrics in order to optimize space at the shelf level.

  • Cross-Functional Effectiveness:

  • Leads cross functional partners (merchants, merchandising project managers, demand planners, forecasters, visual merchandising, store planning and retail ops) in the development of merchandising solutions that drive business results.

  • Builds collaborative relationships, drives merchandising and space recommendations, supports and educates partners on space principles and influences without authority to promote a positive customer shopping experience.

  • Active participant in transformation planning and CER process, highly valued resource for accurate store counts, merchandising expertise, resolution of product feed issues, and execution of individual store assignments.

  • Development/Performance Management:

  • Supervises up to 3 Space Analysts and provides the direction to create, monitor and maintain effective and efficient planograms for assigned business categories and projects.

  • Provides career counseling and facilitates development discussions with direct reports.

  • Actively engages in the Performance Management process and invests in personal development and continuous improvement activities.

  • Data Integrity/Retail Support:

  • Provides timely and accurate planogram store counts and version counts which drive the accurate delivery of signage, fixtures and product across the chain.

  • Monitors Space system tables for accurate POG assignments and replenishment to achieve in-stock goals.

  • Continually identifies opportunities for process improvement and efficiency by evaluating and streamlining POG versions.

Job Qualifications:

  • HS Diploma or equivalent, 4 year Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

  • 1+ years Product Merchandising experience .

  • Office computer skills proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Experience with JDA Intactix and/or other Space Management Software.

  • Space Management, Space Planning, Planogram or Store Design experience preferred.

Req #:


Address Line 1:

7601 Penn Avenue South







Job Level:

Manager without Direct Reports

Employment Category:

Full Time


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