Petco Space Management Analyst in San Diego, California

Our vision at Petco is Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We're making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are proud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our Vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience. From our retail stores and our network of Distribution Centers to our Corporate offices, you'll work with others who share your values and commitment. We seek individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization. Position Purpose: The Space Management Analyst is responsible for managing all planograms for assigned categories using JDA Space Planning Software. The Space Management Analyst will manage categories that are complex in nature and will serve as a project lead for cross-functional merchandising initiatives. This position is expected to serve as a go-to space management expert.Essential Job Functions: The incumbent must be able to perform all of the following duties and responsibilities with or without a reasonable accommodation. Planogram Development/Management: Efficiently create complex layout drawings using automated JDA Space Planning and must demonstrate advanced knowledge of the software. Analyze the need for POG changes and varying footages for category revisions according to an annual schedule utilizing historical data and current trends to create or change POGs. Analyze multiple PETCO categories simultaneously, allocating fixture space based on current sales, inventory turn, sales potential, and customer friendliness. Accountable for data integrity of all planograms and planogram assignments. Inventory allocation to all stores is based on the assignment of the planograms. Ensure that PETCO's visual merchandising standards for both inline and promotional displays are met and understood by all departments involved in the presentation and purchasing of merchandise. Responsible for accuracy of fixture and sign quantification on planograms for roll-outs. Ensures that the fixtures and signs are included on the planograms with the correct vendor numbers to ensure accuracy for ordering. Ensure that projects are physically set in the planogram studio for assigned categories/division, prioritizing operations time, cost and simplicity to validate the computer model. Planogram Reporting: Develop necessary planogram reporting tools to support business decision making, including the design and automation of reports Perform complex functions within the JDA software that is critical to the integrity of the database. Including, but not limited to: POG/Floorplan versioning, POG assignments, Store/Cluster relationships, and QC reporting. Cross-functional Collaboration: Work effectively with a cross-functional team. Serving as a lead for projects within assigned categories. Work in conjuction with the Store Design group to ensure all POGs/Displays are appropriately placed on the floorplans and correct pogs assigned. Create, publish and release the store specific Monthly Promotional Planner that defines secondary locations and display of product for promotional, ad, seasonal and impulse merchandise. Manage the annual and monthly allocation of all secondary display locations across the organization ensuring aligned strategy for in-store presentation. Collaborate with VMSD team on the design, testing and implementation of all new displays and prototype layouts for assigned categories. Decisions Support: Using creativity, analytical and project management skills, plan, develop and determine appropriate course of action for all merchandise presentation projects Partner with appropriate members of the category management team to ensure a collaborative and consistent approach is taken towards the business strategies and/or imperatives. Assist the Merchandise Management group with making sound business decisions, both strategic and tactical in nature. Supervisory Responsibility: While there are no direct reports the Space Management Analyst will serve as a lead in interviewing, hiring and training new associates. General guidance of day to day assignments is provided to the Space Management Planners. Coordinate the efforts of others in such departments as Merchandising, Advertising, Inventory Management and Expense Management in order to ensure the timely delivery of all Merchandising projects through in-store labor as well as third party labor in partnership with the Merchandising Program Manager. Work Environment: The majority of duties are performed while seated indoors at a computer, but 20% local travel via automobile is required for physical test sets of product placement. Occasional travel via airplane may be required to train field personnel for special projects or rolloutsQualificationsEducation/Experience: High school diploma or the equivalent (GED) is required. A Bachelor's Degree in Business or Marketing is preferred. A minimum of 1 and preferably 3 or more year's experience as a Space Management Planner or equivalent work experience is required. Previous experience using JDA Space Planning or other space management software is required 1 to 3 years experience in store management roles in a retail environment is preferred, demonstrating product knowledge, inventory principles, interpersonal, analytical and project management skills. A working knowledge of Microsoft products including Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point is required. The ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, exercise patience and diplomacy in all situations is necessary. Excellent trouble-shooting and problem solving skills as well as strong creative merchandising skills are required.