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Merchandising Manager

Date: Aug 3, 2022

Location: LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201 CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013

Company: Grainger Businesses

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, 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 with Grainger today.

Position Details:

Channel Merchandising Managers are important to Grainger as they help connect customer needs with the right product solutions and category strategy. As a Channel Merchandising Manager you will lead the implementation of the strategy of a product category of up to $600M in annual revenue. You will be the link between supporting teams like Product Information, Publishing, and Software Development and the merchandising organization. You will get prime exposure to the MRO industry. You will report to a Sr. Manager, Merchant in the Merchandising Strategy team.

You Will:

  • Implement the category strategy and lead the execution of assortment changes, build the customer experience (organization, filter, product tables), and coordinate gathering and creation of content (product information, images, and complementary materials).
  • Help teams understand the strategy and prioritize work and keep teams accountable to completion of their tasks
  • Become an expert in Grainger's internal proprietary tools that power
  • Challenge the status quo, promote change, navigate uncertainty and identify opportunities to accelerate growth and expand market share.
  • Use large amounts of data in ways that facilitate decision-making.

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree required in engineering, technology, science, marketing, logistics, business or relevant field.
  • 4+ years of professional experience
  • Familiarity with manufacturing processes and MRO customers

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
  • 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.