The Home Depot, Inc.
POSITION PURPOSE The Project Manager for Merchandise Marketing will support marketing through the coordination and execution of national marketing initiatives. He\/she will partner with merchants and cross-functional marketing teams to understand product priorities; provide creative direction and assets, and secure appropriate approvals in accordance with production timelines. The Project Manager will be responsible for the internal and external report out of marketing programs and project status. He\/she will also be accountable for budget tracking and management of specific campaigns. MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES 20%-Partner with Supervisor to develop strategic marketing campaigns and communication objectives at the department level including department led events and major product launches. Meet with suppliers and vendor partners to understand marketing priorities and facilitate vendor-funded campaigns.\u00a0 20%-Work with merchants to understand product priorities and strategic initiatives for marketing and off shelf merchandising. Partner with Leaders to develop presentations for quarterly pitch meetings based on merchant and MVP input. Track sales and manage media allocation for MAP and product priorities.\u00a0 25%-Partner with marketing coordinator and cross channel functional teams to execute various base and vendor-funded marketing initiatives across paid, and owned and earned channels by providing creative direction and securing creative assets in accordance with production timelines. Seek necessary merchant approvals.\u00a0 25%-Develop reporting documents used for internal weekly updates. Maintain a department marcom to track and manage marketing activity by week. Track and record competitive activity by each Fiscal Week. Report out on marketing and competitive activity during internal status updates and merchant staff meetings.\u00a0 10%-Partner with Sr. Manager and Merchants to invest incremental vendor dollars on marketing campaigns that maximize return on ad spend. Work with Marketing Finance to manage vendor-funded campaign budgets. Maintain report to track allocation of funds. NATURE AND SCOPE This position reports to Sr Manager or Manager ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS Environment: Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable. Travel: Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time. ESSENTIAL SKILLS: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Must be eighteen years of age or older. Must be legally permitted to work in the United States. Education Required: The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job. Years of Relevant Work Experience: 4 years Physical Requirements: Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.\u00a0 3 to 5 years of experience in project management or related positions\u00a0 Prior Marketing experience with B2B Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies: Strong attention to detail Deadline-driven Ability to manage multiple tasks with varying deadlines Independent thinker who is self-motivated and action oriented Ability to leverage data to influence decision making Strong communication skills Ability to communicate with all levels of an organization Demonstrates sense of urgency Presentation skills Project management Experience in media planning, multi-channel or integrated marketing in a corporate or agency setting a plus Strong organization skills and attention to detail Strong analytical skills Strong interpersonal skills We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
The Home Depot, Inc.
Website : http://www.homedepot.com
The Home Depot was founded in 1978 by Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank. Along with investment banker Ken Langone and merchandising guru Pat Farrah, the founders’ vision of one-stop shopping for the do-it-yourselfer came to fruition when they opened the first two Home Depot stores on June 22, 1979, in Atlanta, Georgia. The first stores, at around 60,000 square feet each, were cavernous warehouses that dwarfed the competition and stocked 25,000 SKUs, much more than the average hardware store at that time. Empty boxes piled high on the shelves gave the illusion of even more product. From the start, associates were able to offer the best customer service in the industry, guiding customers through projects such as laying tile, changing a fill valve or handling a power tool. Not only did store associates undergo rigorous product knowledge training, but they also began offering clinics so customers could learn how to do it themselves. The Home Depot revolutionized the home improvement industry by bringing the know-how and the tools to the consumer and by saving them money.