Merchandise Lead

Big Lots Allen, TX
Primarily responsible for the merchandising functions within the store, and is accountable for all merchandising standards in the store. Actively participates in all aspects of the merchandising process, including preparation for incoming merchandise, stocking, relays, and truck unload. Provides direction to store associates performing all cashiering, customer service, recovery and furniture-related activities on the sales floor, when serving as the Manager on Duty. Occasionally required to run a cash register, perform customer service on the sales floor, or assist with recovery as needed. Works collaboratively with store leadership to drive overall store performance.

1. Leads and directs activities related to ticketing merchandise, stocking shelves, and reconciliation of inventory transactions according to operational and merchandising standards.

2. Establishes plans to accomplish merchandising initiatives and achieve defined goals.

3. Assists with display assembly as needed.

4. Utilizes company tools, reports and feedback to effectively analyze trends and refine plans.

5. Ensures that the appearance of the store's interior and exterior are maintained to standards, primarily regarding merchandise presentation and signage.

6. Assists with store scheduling and payroll processes on a daily and weekly basis, as directed.

7. Serves in the Manager on Duty role as needed including opening and closing the store. When serving in this role, provides leadership and direction to floor associates and ensures that store, merchandising, and customer service standards are continuously met, including merchandise presentation, signage, recovery, and cleanliness. Drives the customer experience and ensures resolution of customer issues.

1. High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent work experience required. Must be 18 years of age.

2. Minimum two years retail management experience preferred.

3. Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull a minimum of 50 pounds required. Ability to unload freight, to move product on and off of store shelves, to walk, stand, bend, stoop, or kneel for long periods of time, and to move freely throughout store on a continual basis required.

4. Demonstrated visual merchandising skills required.

5. Availability to work a variable schedule of at least 30 hours per week, including nights, weekends, and holidays required.

6. Excellent organizational, communication, leadership, presentation and interpersonal skills required.

7. Strong decision-making and problem resolution skills required.

8. Basic English literacy, math, and PC skills required.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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