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Merchandising Projects Lead

Location: 

Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73120

Req ID: 243868 

 

BASIC PURPOSE: The purpose of this position is to support and manage major projects and rollouts for the Merchandising team. This position would also support Deli initiatives, such as new program roll-outs, regarding equipment and construction needs. Lead would manage all communications of Merchandising activity with the field.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage, maintain all projects/rollouts for Merchandising team.
  • Work with Construction to maintain prototypes and advise on layouts from a Merchandising perspective. Manage updates and facilitate with Category Managers.
  • Work with Construction and FM department to direct Merchandising initiatives both in new stores and major FM remodels. Approval final Merchandising layouts.
  • Represent Merchandising in SMART meeting, and keep the other departments, and Operations in particular, apprised of all Merchandising activity in stores.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience:
    • Previous experience in project management and retail (3+ years). Preferred experience in reading CAD drawings and understanding of basic architectural drawings.
    • Background and/or strong understanding of retail and marketing.
    • Experience managing a project from start to finish, including managing the budget for each project. 
    • Demonstrated experience working well in a close team environment

 

 SKILLS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  •  Skills:
    • Excellent customer service and active listening skills
    • Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills
    • Ability to manage numerous competing demands and projects in a high stress environment.
    • Ability to work with multiple departments and individuals with a sense of urgency.
    • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel.  
    • High attention to detail, with follow through to completion of tasks.
    • Ability to work independently and keep projects moving and relevant parties up-to-speed on changes.
    • Strong problem-solving skills, multitasking capabilities
    • High level of professionalism and customer orientation
    • Possess a demonstrated ability to determine when to refer issues versus handle them personally
  • Typical Physical Demands:
    • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stooping
    • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds
    • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator
    • Requires normal range of hearing and vision

 

Job Function(s): Corporate 

 

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we’ve provided customers with highway hospitality and “Clean Places, Friendly Faces.” We’re passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love’s Family of Companies includes:

  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry’s safest trucking fleets
  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert

 

The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.


Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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