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Sr. Mgr., Customer Merchandising Strategy in Ronkonkoma, NY at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 7 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    11/27/2018

Job Description


Company Description  

For more than 70 years, The Nature’s Bounty Co. has enriched the lives of consumers around the world and stood as the leader in health and wellness by introducing innovative products and solutions to the marketplace. Putting science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business, the brands of The Nature’s Bounty Co. are some of the most trusted in the world. Always motivated by nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health, our vision for health and wellness has inspired leading brands such as Nature’s Bounty®, Sundown Naturals®, Solgar®, Osteo Bi-Flex®, Ester-C®, MET-Rx®, Pure Protein®, Balance®, Body Fortress®, Puritan’s Pride® and Organic Dr.®, among others. As a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition and ethical beauty products, The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms.


Job Description  

The Senior Manager of Merchandising Strategy will lead the development of our retail strategy and execution of in-store shopper based merchandising solutions.  This will include combining shopper research, consumer insights, and marketing strategy to deliver the 'look of success' for The Nature’s Bounty Co. at retail.
 

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development of best-in-class Merchandising Strategies to include visual design and shelving strategies; permanent, semi-permanent fixturing & displays; procurement and design of temporary merchandising aids (shelftalkers, clings, posters, etc.)
  • Project management & program execution working with cross-functional partners and approved merchandising suppliers
  • Lead efforts to understand all internal costs and ROI of displays (including fulfillment fees and Trade Investment)
  • Provide merchandising expertise that builds relationships, improves collaboration and increases participation in programs to leverage spend and identify productivity opportunities
  • Relationship management with clients and partners to ensure on-strategy, branded & differentiated merchandising solutions
  • Develop and maintain partnerships with stakeholders in order to influence business decision-making, including the presentation of design and test concepts to retail partners for implementation in store
  • Collaborate with vendors to develop and deliver innovative, high quality and value engineered solutions that drive revenue, profit and share
  • Implement process improvement where necessary to drive agility and efficiency
  • Manage team of associates responsible for ordering materials and administrative program setup

Qualifications  
  • 7+ years of experience in the consumer goods industry with a focus on Visual Merchandising, Commercialization, Sales/Customer Management, Channel Strategy, and/or Shopper Marketing
  • Retail experience working with merchandising materials or Direct experience managing, or working for, design agencies and/or production suppliers in the development and commercialization of merchandising materials
  • Creative inventor of new strategies, processes, practices and programs
  • Strong organizational, project and time management skills
  • High level of ownership, accountability and initiative
  • Ability to analyze information, identify root causes and develop/implement approved solutions
  • Skilled at translating consumer insights data into actionable merchandising strategy, to negotiate pricing (vendor management); effectively set priorities, multi task and work effectively within a cross-functional, changing environment
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office Suite applications, database information sources, and web applications
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within teams
  • Ability to be agile and maintain effectiveness during major changes in work tasks or the work environment
  • Continuously look for ways to do things faster and better, while maintaining high quality standards
  • Creative and intellectually curious; tries different and novel ways to solve obstacles
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; a MBA is preferred
  • Minimal overnight travel required

Additional Information  

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more! 

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.