Merchandising / Merchandise Planning (“MP&A” )/ Inventory Management

Title / Level: Manager and Principal levels

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June 5, 2020

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the HRC team and client teams to achieve the defined engagement objectives
  • Utilize experience and skills to identify, communicate and deliver pragmatic, yet innovative solutions to address the retailer’s opportunities through organizational, process and improved MP&A tool utilization
  • Work across the entire product lifecycle from Product Development to Effective Inventory Management
  • Effectively manage internal, client and external resources and the completion of project work and deliverables to deliver defined project goals
  • Provide effective communication and change management to help clients successfully realize sustainable benefits
  • Demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism, ethics, quality, and integrity
  • Utilize a pragmatic and hands-on approach to the professional services arena
  • Embrace HRC’s Core Values: AVID – Accountable, Versatile, Innovative, Drive


Required Skills & Experience:

  • Passion for retail, for solving complex problems and for delivering measurable and sustainable results for retailers
  • Prior Merchandising and/or MP&A experience with a retailer and/or retail consulting experience
  • Experience with using and/or implementing Merchandising, Planning and/ Inventory Management tools
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of the organization including both junior and senior level team members, senior management and other stakeholders or professionals
  • Ability to effectively manage resources and project work.
  • Well-developed analytical skills with the ability to define, conduct, identify, quantify and effectively communicate insights from data and information gathered
  • Formal project management experience or certification a plus


Basic Qualifications:

  • Creative thinker and problem solver with the ability to synthesize both qualitative (‘the art’) and quantitative (‘the science’) inputs and quickly identify opportunities for process and/or improved use of system capabilities
  • Intellectual curiosity and ability to learn and adapt quickly to new situations and environment
  • Ability to define analyses used to validate and/or quantify financial benefits associated with defined process changes and/or new/revised use of system capabilities
  • Desire and ability to manage teams (internal and client side) and staff
  • The ability to lead and support clients through key process and technology changes through effective training, coaching and change management techniques
  • Minimum 5+-years’ ( Manager level) or 10+years’( Principal level)_experience, within the retail management consulting industries
  • Proficient use of MS Office tools; specifically Excel and PowerPoint
  • Bachelor’s Degree, ideally in Business or retail related field of study
  • No relocation is required but weekly travel to clients is typical


Candidate must be able to submit verification of his/her legal right to work in the U.S., without company sponsorship