Analyst II, Product Development & Sourcing Specialist - Patio, Garden and Live Plants

Position Summary...

What you'll do...

  • Supports the development and validation of product specifications through the entire product life-cycle to ensure quality and customer needs are met by collaborating with and updating internal and external partners to determine product needs, drive initiatives, resolve issues, and ensure alignment; conducting industry benchmarking to identify product details and specifications and trends; reviewing and managing broad sample assortments; creating product specifications; submitting color, product components, and aesthetics for approvals; providing reports through the development, approval, and production process; identifying potential issues during the product life-cycle; performing root cause analysis and communicating findings; recommending solutions to resolve issues; performing visual in-store review of items to identify variances; and evaluating products against specifications.


  • Communicates with internal and external partners through multiple communication channels to drive product development initiatives by providing updates to cross-functional teams to ensure alignment on product development initiatives; identifying potential issues during the product life-cycle; investigating causes to ensure production timelines are met; performing root cause analysis to validate issues; recommending solutions to resolve issues; ensuring solutions are implemented; and updating information and communicating it to stakeholders.


  • Compiles research findings related to product development by performing visual in-store review of items to identify variances; conducting industry benchmarking to identify product details and specifications and trends; communicating findings to relevant teams; and making recommendations to senior leaders using multiple data sources to drive improvements.


  • Executes sourcing activities to support business unit strategies by ensuring necessary sourcing documents are completed according to set timelines; validating data and documentation to ensure accuracy; working with cross-functional teams to ensure all necessary data points are attached to items to ensure accurate audit reporting; and assisting sourcing managers in completing special projects.


  • Analyzes data and provides insights to support business decisions and strategies by conducting ad hoc analyses based on business needs; gathering data from internal and external sources; consolidating data into a meaningful data set; analyzing data to determine impacts of decisions; identifying trends and gaps in the market, industry, and business strategies; developing analytical and statistical models to predict future category performance and market dynamics to determine impact of proposed solutions; consolidating findings and identifying solutions with the biggest impact to the company; developing and presenting recommendations based on analysis and trends; and providing data to internal teams to inform negotiations with suppliers.


  • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans by providing expert advice and guidance to others in the application of information and best practices; supporting and aligning efforts to meet customer and business needs; and building commitment for perspectives and rationales.


  • Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders; identifying business needs; determining and carrying out necessary processes and practices; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; and adapting to competing demands, organizational changes, and new responsibilities.


  • Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity by incorporating these into the development and implementation of business plans; using the Open Door Policy; and demonstrating and assisting others with how to apply these in executing business processes and practices.


Minimum Qualifications...

Outlined below are the required minimum qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no minimum qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Design, or related field OR 2 years’ experience in design, merchandising, marketing, or related area.

Preferred Qualifications...

Outlined below are the optional preferred qualifications for this position. If none are listed, there are no preferred qualifications.

Customer Service, Data Analytics, Microsoft Office, Sourcing, Working on cross-functional teams or projects

Primary Location...

702 SW 8TH ST, BENTONVILLE, AR 72716, United States of America

Bentonville, AR, United States

8261_R-632491