Home Depot
East Haven
Oct 10, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Merchandising Execution Associates (MEAs) perform in-store merchandising service activities such as merchandising projects, planogram maintenance, overhead organization, and display/signage maintenance designed to enhance the customer experience. MEAs execute merchandising strategies and ensure product is displayed correctly to drive sales and maximize inventory turns. MEAs work in teams with on-site supervision, and provide service to multiple departments in the stores. These associates execute approved general bay service, tasking, projects and resets safely, accurately and efficiently. MEAs must build and maintain strong relationships with store associates and provide superior customer service to both internal and external customers. Day Team Merchandising Execution Associates (MEAs) typically service a single store location and may be scheduled to work Monday-Friday. Overnight MEAs service multiple store locations within a district and typically work overnight Sunday-Thursday.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:

Maintain product sets in accordance with Merchandising direction, which includes but is not limited to:

* Read and interpret plan-o-gram to ensure set compliance

* Straighten, clean and merchandise product to ensure merchandise is presented in a visually appealing manner

* Organize product and perform focused pack-down on low stock and out-of-stock products utilizing store lift equipment

* Maintain, straighten and clean shelves, fixtures, displays and product. Maintain up to date paperwork that coordinates with the MET service standards

* Build displays and maintain display material

* Maintain, order, and install material/signage

* Replace damaged or missing price labels

* Maintain aisle cleanliness and shop-ability so that merchandise is accessible and customers are able to move throughout the aisles easily

* Partner with store leadership to markdown all damaged or un-sellable merchandise

* Walk cross-merchandising locations and fill product as needed per direction of the Area Supervisor

Other responsibilities include:

Execute approved projects including short term vendors initiatives

* Execute approved projects requested by store, district, and regional leadership

* Describe features and benefits of product to store associates on new items when project specifies

* Explain steps needed to complete project, and products needed, when assisting a customer

* Suggest related items/services outside of department that customers may need for project

* Participate in monthly training curriculum

* Execute seasonal resets as assigned

* Utilize store systems to access merchandising reports

* Read, interpret, and execute action based on findings

* Track and record all hours worked per project

Nature and Scope:

* Due to forklifts and other heavy equipment traveling through the store, temporary cracks may appear in the floor, causing an uneven walking surface

* The warehouse environment can be dusty and noisy

* Doors are frequently open, causing drafts and interior temperature changes

* Floors around work area may become slippery during wet weather conditions

* May have to handle merchandise and work with tools with sharp edges

* Passing forklifts emit gas fumes

* Tools, supplies and related merchandise may contain hazardous materials

Environmental Job Requirements:


Usually in a comfortable environment but with regular exposure to factors causing moderate physical discomfort from such things as dust, fumes or odors


Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time

Minimum Qualifications

Must be eighteen years of age or older

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States

Additional Minimum Qualifications:

Education Required:

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma and/or GED

Physical Requirements:

Must continuously stand or walk or regularly requires lifting/handling/carrying material or equipment of moderate weight (8-50 pounds)

Additional Qualifications:

Physical Job Requirements

Bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, lifting, pushing, pulling and moving items

* Requires the ability to move around the store and maneuver merchandise when necessary

Responding to public address system announcements

* Requires listening for customer service calls, personal pages and general information announcements

Walking and Standing

* Requires moving around the store to assist Customers

Identifying and reading reports, tickets and UPC labels

* Requires recognizing, identifying and using merchandise and necessary reports

For Merchandising Execution Associate positions that require daily non-overnight travel up to 100% of the time, the following are required:

Must have a valid state driver s license and proof of insurance

Must have reliable transportation Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in retail merchandising service industry or working directly for large scale retailer

Basic computer skills with knowledge of web-based applications

Experience working on teams, with heavy reliance on team work to accomplish goals

Knowledge of lift equipment, tools and procedures necessary to do job successfully

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

Drives Execution & Self Motivated: Demonstrates a high ability to deliver results without close supervision despite a large workload, competing demands, and fast-paced environment. Ensures tasks are completed on time, without error, and meet quality standards

Communication: Displays a high level of responsiveness to peers/co-workers, managers, customers, store level associates, and district/regional leadership

Customer Driven: Provides outstanding customer service to both internal and external customers. Follows through on responsibilities to customers

Safety Orientation: Prioritizes safety of self and others in approach to daily tasks. Follows all safety policies and procedures. Identifies and corrects safety hazards

Attention to Detail: Stays attentive and aware, catches errors before completing assignments, and maintains high quality standard for work

Promotes Teamwork: Build and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers and effectively handles interpersonal conflict situations