Executive Support & Business Development Associate

Reporting To: Presidant – Retail
Role Location: Woodridge, IL
Travel: 10 to 15%

REQUIREMENTS

  • Coordinate and proctor all group meetings
    • Monthly Sales Meetings
    • Monthly Forecasting Meetings
    • Annual strategy group off site conference
      • Facilitate the process for the President and Account Leads to develop annual strategic
        plans
      • Assist in the deployment and execution of annual strategic plans
  • Collecting and Preparing
    • Forecast Reports
    • Sales Budget Summary Reports
    • Strategy Progress Report
    • KPI Quarterly Report
    • Monthly reporting of Industry market information
    • Prepare materials and meet with account leads on a monthly to track progress against place
  • Communication & Collaboration
    • Act as the first line of communication between the President and exterior contacts such as senior management of customers and upper management
    • Working with Executive Support to CEO & Strategic Process Manager in preparation of communication
    • Manage KPI process in partnership HR
    • Assist in preparation of corporate correspondence, reports, internal presentations, and other documents
  • Administration
    • Initiating opportunities to improve general management ex: Project Management / Communication tools
    • Schedule meetings, conference calls and appointments; sync with the President and group calendars
  • Show Management
    • Show Attendance (4 shows per year / est 1 week per show with travel)
    • Planogram maintenance and setup
    • Show set up and tear down
    • Work with third party suppliers as required
    • Coordinate the ordering of displays and show material
    • Coordinate Show Signage
    • Coordinate Member/Retailer Takeaways including marketing material for members/retailers as takeaways – new item one pagers, PB differentiators
    • Show Recap Report Preparation
  • Support HHC / Clubs Channel on an as needed basis
  • Flexibility to perform other duties as required

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Customer Support: day to day support to Senior Director and/or International team on all daily activities to support Lowe’s. In addition communication with customer assistants, replenishment personnel, and also internal support teams domestically and internationally.
  • Reports: Provides monthly forecast reporting for Lowe’s in conjunction with Taiwan team to assist Lowe’s with forecasting on existing SKUS, promotions, and new product launches. Provide monthly Forecast to monthly with quarterly face to face meeting with replenishment team at Lowe’s. Provide weekly POS reports to Lowe’s Merchandising team with any new SKU monitoring. Provide assistance with annual internal sales budget preparation.
  • Supply Chain Initiatives: Assists customer direct import logistics process as needed. Includes working on planned orders, forecasting, PO/PI status (when necessary) and other related issues.
  • Project Management: Required for all projects between internal and external teams. Weekly reports and agendas for weekly conference calls.
  • Category Management Analysis: Detailed value added for Quarterly Customer Business Review process. Requires obtaining customer current program point of sale analysis. This information is used to analyze annual unit/SKU performance, and inventory turnover. Information is compared to latest market trend information and comp shop analysis. End goal, provides a fact based opportunity to improve customer mix with suggested deletions and additions of new products for improved inventory turns.
  • Customer Product Line Reviews as needed: assist with complete program presentation: Globe Union overview, market overview, category management analysis, competitive price shop analysis, and other related customer requirements. Includes competitive product sample analysis and comparison, plus meeting preparation, etc.
  • Display/Parts management: Communicate with 3rd party vendors to manage displays and parts as required on a monthly basis and report to all teams for order replenishment and management.
  • Current Program Maintenance. Review and report all in-store and online updates on competitor products or retail pricing.
  • Database Management: Manage and maintain all customer database information in regards to product integrity, following customer requirements and deadlines. Utilizing domestic and international associates own and maintain customer program terms and product attribute details up to date. Includes photos, descriptions, dimensions, pricing, etc.
  • Customer Sales Samples: Manage display and sample inventory located in local storage unit. Assist with mounting and delivery of samples to Lowe’s as needed. Coordinate all sample shipments from factory to customer.
  • Flexibility to perform all other duties as required.


EOE