Advisory Merchandising MP&A - (HRC Advisory)

North America

Overview of HRC Retail Advisory:

We are the only consulting firm in North America that is 100% focused on increasing retail profitability. Our company was formed from the combination of two boutique retail consulting firms: Senn-Delaney Retail Consultants and Karabus Management, providing retailers with the best and most in-depth, specialized experience to deliver the best, most practical, and sustainable results.

Our firm is experiencing substantial growth. To support our company’s growth, we are expanding our team at all levels with consultants who have a passion for retail, for solving complex business challenges, for developing practical, innovative solutions, and are driven to help clients achieve sustainable financial performance improvement.

Why HRC Retail Advisory is the best choice for retailers to enhance profitability:

  • Strategic Insights – We are 100% focused on retail. As a result, we bring the best strategic retail industry insights to each client
  • Experienced Retail Advisors – We staff all client projects with small teams of experienced, passionate retail specialists. Our teams have extensive experience consulting for retailers or have lived in their clients’ shoes in their former careers as successful retail executives
  • Results-Driven – We deliver results and actionable recommendations that are optimized for each individual client
  • Sustainable Implementation Focus – We ensure that sustainable results are delivered by partnering with our clients to effectively implement our recommendations

Why work for HRC Retail Advisory:

  • The best of all worlds, as we have the benefits of being a boutique firm with minimal bureaucracy, coupled with the financial stability, backing and excellent support services of a global parent company
  • Highly competitive compensation and benefits
  • HRC senior management has built and protected a culture of industry leaders who work hard and play hard together. We are pragmatic and results oriented professionals who live by the Company’s core values:AVID – Accountable, Versatile, Innovative, Drive

    HRC Advisory’s Primary Areas of Focus:

    • Developing Realistic and Innovative Retail Strategy
    • Optimizing End-to-End Margin and Inventory
    • Developing a Profitable Store Operating Model
    • e-Commerce and Omni-Channel Strategy
    • Indirect Procurement
    • End-to-End Supply Chain Improvement
    • Private Equity Portfolio Company Advisory

    Job Description:

    Service Line / Team: Merchandising / Merchandise Planning (“MP&A” )/ Inventory Management

    Title / Level: Manager and Principal levels

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Collaborate with the HRC team and client teams to achieve the defined engagement objectives
    • Utilize experience and skills to identify, communicate and deliver pragmatic, yet innovative solutions to address the retailer’s opportunities through organizational, process and improved MP&A tool utilization
    • Work across the entire product lifecycle from Product Development to Effective Inventory Management
    • Effectively manage internal, client and external resources and the completion of project work and deliverables to deliver defined project goals
    • Provide effective communication and change management to help clients successfully realize sustainable benefits
    • Demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism, ethics, quality, and integrity
    • Utilize a pragmatic and hands-on approach to the professional services arena
    • Embrace HRC’s Core Values: AVID – Accountable, Versatile, Innovative, Drive

    Required Skills & Experience:

    • Passion for retail, for solving complex problems and for delivering measurable and sustainable results for retailers
    • Prior Merchandising and/or MP&A experience with a retailer and/or retail consulting experience
    • Experience with using and/or implementing Merchandising, Planning and/ Inventory Management tools
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills and a demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of the organization including both junior and senior level team members, senior management and other stakeholders or professionals
    • Ability to effectively manage resources and project work.
    • Well-developed analytical skills with the ability to define, conduct, identify, quantify and effectively communicate insights from data and information gathered
    • Formal project management experience or certification a plus

      Basic Qualifications:

    • Creative thinker and problem solver with the ability to synthesize both qualitative (‘the art’) and quantitative (‘the science’) inputs and quickly identify opportunities for process and/or improved use of system capabilities
    • Intellectual curiosity and ability to learn and adapt quickly to new situations and environment
    • Ability to define analyses used to validate and/or quantify financial benefits associated with defined process changes and/or new/revised use of system capabilities
    • Desire and ability to manage teams (internal and client side) and staff
    • The ability to lead and support clients through key process and technology changes through effective training, coaching and change management techniques
    • Minimum 10+years’ experience, within the retail management consulting industries
    • Proficient use of MS Office tools; specifically Excel and PowerPoint
    • Bachelor’s Degree, ideally in Business or retail related field of study
    • No relocation is required but weekly travel to clients is typical


    Candidate must be able to submit verification of his/her legal right to work in the U.S., without company sponsorship

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