• Retail Store Planner

    Requisition ID
    2018-7046
    Requisition Post Information* : Post End Date
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    Tractor Supply Company (TSCO), the largest retail chain of rural lifestyle products in the United States, is dedicated to enhancing our strong company culture built on our team members’ commitment to our Mission and Values.  With over 1,700 stores in 49 states and an innovative e-commerce platform, Tractor Supply ranks in the Fortune 400 with revenues of $7 billion and growing! Come grow your career with us as we serve those who live “Life out Here”! 

    Job Purpose

     

    The Retail Store Planner is responsible for developing and designing accurate interior, exterior, fixture, and merchandise layouts for new, relocation, and remodel stores that are compliant with local, state, and federal laws as well as maintain existing store layouts. The Store Planner will work with architects, general contractors, internal construction, real estate, and merchandising professionals.

    Responsibilities

    • Accountable for development of any new store & merchandising prototypes and maintains a working knowledge of Merchandising and Operational standards in order to continuously improve the design of stores
    • Manages all prototypes, create and document seasonal layouts, and manages special projects for large test programs, test departments, or new merchandising rollouts which may include development of store specific layouts.
    • Manage layouts on a monthly basis to ensure alignment with most current fixture, merchandising, and adjacency direction for select stores. Communicate this direction to stores for execution of direction.
    • Collaborates with real estate and architects as requested to review facilities prior to leases being signed to ensure they meet standards that will allow the store to function efficiently and be merchandised to current standards
    • Creates and maintain all space and merchandising layouts, to ensure maximum use of space and close adherence to the continuously evolving store concepts
    • Works with Space Planners to modify fixture, space, and merchandising plans, as defined by plan-o-gram assignments for various markets across the company, to accurately reflect products to be replenished
    • Evaluates floor plan opportunities, challenges and product mix parameters for each store location, develop a final interior and exterior layout for new stores, relocation stores, and remodels that will be used by architects, general contractors, internal construction, real estate professionals, and Set Up Team Leads to achieve Tractor Supply’s desired results
    • Responsible for monitoring construction and real estate schedules, tracking of print production, adjusting print development, prioritizing and implementing modifications, and ensures final distribution both electronically and hard copy to all internal and external parties (including outside consultants) and corresponds with timing required for all parties to complete their tasks for each store
    • Local and national travel required to capture and develop building and facility schematics, work with general contractors and construction professionals on site, document ADA compliance, fixture information, and more. Laptop provided for these and other job requirements
    • Create, document and communicate specific fixturing needs on an individual store basis. Balance financial consideration against actual store requirements to best meet the needs of the store in achieving current merchandising standards
    • Create, document and utilize specific AutoCad attributes relating to fixtures and planograms for use in store specific fixture orders
    • Accountable for maintaining all site specific facility metrics within the Space Management System’s data warehouse
    • Acts as primary representative to assist architects, general contractors, sub contractors, internal construction, real estate professionals, as well as new Store Set Up Team Leads with resolving any store layout questions or issues
    • Responsible for field support functions including assisting store team members in plan-o-gram layout issues in all existing stores, based upon evaluation of product mix parameters, store consistency, and work flow
    • Accountable for completing any special projects as assigned, such as layouts for Spring, Fall, Leader’s Meeting, Special Merchandising Initiatives, and any other Special Projects

    Qualifications

    Experience:

    • At least 1 year of experience in an Auto Cad, new store set-up, retail management, or a plan-o-gram implementation/design environment
    • Proficiency in Auto Cad, Intactix Floor Planning, MS Office
    • General knowledge of ADA Federal regulations and international building codes, as well as knowledge of AIA layering standards 

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Marketing, or equivalent work experience 

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Training/Systems

     

    • Ability to read and understand architectural and construction drawings with exposure to basic construction methods
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required
    • Must be creative, detail oriented, and have the ability to work independently and to demonstrate sound independent judgment as well as being able to work well as part of the team
    • Ability to effectively manage time and manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven environment
    • Local and national travel

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