Seward Co-op
  • 06-Apr-2018 to 31-Dec-2022 (CST)
  • Creamery Building
  • $25.00-$42.00
  • Full Time
  • Days

Medical, Dental, Paid Time Off and Staff Discount

Seward Community Co-op

Job Description

Merchandising Manager




The Merchandising Manager is responsible for all merchandising systems of the Seward Co-op. The position is responsible for maintaining and enhancing Seward Co-op's brand through the products we sell. This position leads the Merchandising Department and reports to the General Manager. The Merchandising Manager will serve the Co-op by planning, organizing, and evaluating Merchandising Department operations and managing merchandising staff and vendor relationships.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Lead the Merchandising Department to effectively convey the Seward Co-op brand to all potential audiences the products we sell
  • Co-lead with the Marketing Manager the Merch-Marketing and the Brand Team
  • Participate in the Governance, Coordination, and Technology Teams. Participate in project teams on case by case basis. Provide framing and complete agenda items as needed
  • Work with General Manager and Finance Manager to develop and oversee merchandising budgets



  • Provide vision and leadership in the creation and maintenance of unique, welcoming and attractive retail shopping environments  
  • Oversee the Merchandising Coordinators and the merchandising department
  • Ensure effective delivery of services to co-op business units
  • Oversee co-op wide category management, pricing, promotions, and visual merchandising 
  • Work with the Operations Manager and Business Unit Managers to ensure synergy of co-op and store merchandising and operational goals
  • Work with the Marketing Manager to tell the story of Seward Co-op through coordinated merchandising and marketing efforts including co-op events, signage, dcor, sales materials, social media, the Sprout! newsletter and other brand programs 
  • Oversee the development and implementation of merchandising strategies and promotions planning and implementation
  • Facilitate teamwork across sales departments and business units to achieve merchandising objectives
  • Develop and maintain systems and tools that support merchandising objectives
  • Develop and maintain co-op product standards
  • Oversee the negotiation of co-op purchasing and promotional contracts and ensure compliance with established contracts
  • Develop pricing strategy to achieve co-op objectives including margin goals and competitive price image.  Administer the Market Basket price audit process
  • Oversee store floor plans and category layouts.  Manage display areas and facilitate major resets
  • Manage merchandising expense budget and oversee the selection of fixtures and dcor
  • Determine product departments, sub-depts., and categories



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