Space Planning Analyst in Nashville, TN at Driveline Retail

Date Posted: 9/25/2019

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    Nashville, TN
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Job Description

The Space Planning Analyst plays an instrumental role in the business process by working with our Buyers and vendors to develop versioned merchandise planograms, based on store clustering, layout, and size. The Space Planning Analyst will be responsible for managing planogram version / store combinations, store planogram assignments, and to provide reporting and data as needed for use by other departments and systems. The Space Planning Analyst will participate in the Seasonal planning process, developing example planograms and store layouts.

The Space Planning Analyst will be accountable for maintaining the integrity of the planograms for their assigned department(s), ensuring the database is current with the most updated planogram files, and for providing clear and precise direction for implementation of planograms in the stores. This individual will use space planning software to create and maintain shelf labels for use in the stores.

They will work closely with their assigned buyers to coordinate data flow into and out of the planogram system during merchandise review. They will apply analytical data analysis and make recommendations on placement and space allocation of merchandise to assure that the planograms support the goals of the business from a display and space planning perspective. They collaborate with their business partners in support of company goals, store brand vision, and category strategies. They will provide information and reporting to their buyers and management as needed.

The Space Planning Analyst will also be responsible for merchandise layout and design of new and remodel stores to support company growth goals.


  • Maintain accurate planograms with accurate merchandise data in Space Planning system for all required store / planogram combinations for analysis for category strategies, line reviews and any other reviews. 40%
  • Layout new / remodel stores to support company growth program 15%
  • Coordinate and participate in category strategies and line review sessions with Customer Representatives and the respective divisional merchandise managers, using analytics to guide the most productive presentation of SKUs, balancing the need for visually impactful displays with the financial necessity of efficient inventory management. 25%
  • Create planograms and store layouts to support seasonal merchandise plans 15%
  • Maintain archives of category strategies and line reviews as well as data provided by vendors for the category strategies. 5%

Job Requirements


  • Computer experience on mainframe systems and IBM PC.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Access a plus.
  • 2 years prior experience with space planning / floor planning software (Pro/Space, Spaceman, Apollo).
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong oral/written communication and presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively with merchandising staff, co-workers, and store personnel.
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize workload; must be flexible and able to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to function effectively as part of a cross-functional team.
  • Knowledge of store-level merchandising, retail analytical skills, and accurate writing/editing/proofing ability are desirable.


Prefer Bachelor’s degree in related field, or equivalent work experience. Retail merchandising experience is required.