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Senior Merchandising Content Analyst

Date: Feb 24, 2023

Location: Hybrid, IL, US, N/A CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013 LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

Grainger is North America's leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating products and services. Our wide assortment, deep expertise, innovative technology solutions and unparalleled customer service keep customers' operations running and their people safe. 

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way at Grainger. 


Position Details: 

The Senior Merchandising Content Analyst is an expert in project management and stakeholder communication and works collaboratively to build logical, expertise-laden customer experiences for our 1M+ products. This role supports our merchandising/e-commerce strategy, translating planning details into appropriate content workflows, balancing productivity with cost to ensure our content creation efforts are optimized to promote the best customer outcomes. 

You will report to the Publishing Operations Manager. 


You Will:

  • Participate in Category review meetings to understand product categories and work collaboratively to identify strategies for effective merchandising and positive commercial outcomes.  

  • Partner with Channel Merchandising Manager to ensure the rich content direction for e-commerce publications is communicated in planning documents to production teams 

  • Provide support for multiple teams of merchandising professionals (5-6) and communicate project/task status, readiness, and completion 

  • Be an expert in Grainger Merchandising Guidelines and how/when to use which content options to best serve end customer and unique category needs 

  • Understand costs and return on investment for all rich content types 

  • Determine most effective workflow and manage the production of high-quality merchandising content from in-house production teams. 


You Have:

  • Demonstrated ability to understand detail and take higher level strategic view 

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience 

  • 5 years experience in related field 

  • Knowledge and application of business strategies; can evaluate costs/benefits of differing content strategies and make data-based recommendations 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office functionality, especially Excel and PowerPoint 

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently; manage time and multiple priorities effectively; communicate in-progress work clearly 

  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously and partnering with stakeholders 

  • Curiosity for Grainger’s business drivers and a desire to be part of a hardworking team that drives results 

  • Advanced understanding of project management systems/philosophy and basic reporting and metrics a plus 

  • experience in industrial and B2B distribution a plus 


Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger 

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans 

  • Generous paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year 

  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period 

  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement 

  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs 


DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.