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Merchandise Product Analyst

Job ID: 16463
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Westlake Village, CA
Date Posted: Jan 26, 2024

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Job Description

Responsibilities:

As a Merchandising Analyst, you will support merchandising and planning leaders, and will gain exposure to the merchandising career path.

You will perform analysis and help prepare presentations to understand consumer behavior and help drive decisions on driving sales and margin.

Data Analysis:

  • Utilize data analytics tools to analyze sales, inventory, and customer behavior data.
  • Identify opportunities for growth and areas for improvement.
  • Present insights and recommendations to cross-functional teams.

Market Research:

  • Stay informed about industry trends, competitor assortments, and emerging products.
  • Conduct regular market research to understand customer needs and preferences.

Collect, organize, and analyze sales data, inventory levels, and customer buying patterns to identify trends and insights.

Assist in managing projects and to do lists for merchandising and planning group partnering with cross functional partners on deliverables.

Collect and understand inventory and in stock reporting to flag key concerns for leadership.

Monitor and manage vendor coop budgets and deliverables across merchandising to ensure timelines being achieved.

Provide analytical support to the overall team by conducting analyses of historical and current trends.

Correspond with key vendors on needs for the business including product performance or other items needed for the business.

About Guitar Center

Guitar Center embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. We strive to craft lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the almost indescribable happiness that comes from playing an instrument. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion.

The Guitar Center Company operates through several business divisions. Guitar Center is the world's largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 290 stores across the United States. 2014 marked the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Company as the organization continues to help people make music from coast to coast.

The Musician's Friend business offers online sales of a broad selection of music products under the Musician's Friend and Music 123 brand names. The Music & Arts division operates more than 220 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors, and students since 1952. AVDG and GCPro headline the enterprise audio-visual integration business, delivering a best-in-class commercial and residential customer experience.

The purpose of this job is to manage the in-store and online assortment of a given category for all Guitar Center Retail locations and websites, including product assortment, sales and margin, store clustering, inventory levels, promotions, vendor relationships and category analysis.

To join our band, you'll need the following experience:

  • 3-5 Years experience in retail or consumer good industry supporting buying, planning or category management.
  • For recent college graduates we would need to see relevant course work
  • Must have strong Excel Skills and be good on Powerpoint
  • Ability to utilize data sourcing tools such as Tableau, Power BI 

Pay Rate: $66200- $79,600 K / salary depending on background and experience.

The job posting is not necessarily reflective of actual compensation that may be earned, nor a promise of any specific pay for any specific employee, which is always dependent on actual experience, education, and other factors. The pay range(s) listed are provided in compliance with state specific laws. Pay ranges may be different in other locations

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by calling 1‐818-735-8800 ext. 2862 or by sending an email to [email protected].

Why join us?

With a career at Guitar Center, you become part of the world's largest multichannel musical instrument retailer. Whether at our Stores, Contact Centers, Distribution Centers, or Support Center, Guitar Center employees have a common goal: to help people find their sound and fill the world with more music.

Love this gig and want to apply?

Send your resume and cover letter today along with salary expectations!

Guitar Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by sending an email to [email protected].

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