Dell Strategy & Planning Merchandiser in Austin, Texas

Strategy & Planning Merchandising Consultant

Competitive salary

Austin TX

Dell provides the technology that transforms the way we all work and live. But we are more than a technology company — we are a people company. We inspire, challenge and respect every one of our over 100,000 employees. We also provide them with unparalleled growth and development opportunities. We can’t wait for you to discover this for yourself as a Merchandising Consultant on our Strategy & Planning team in Austin, TX.

Dell products drive human progress. Which means, as a member of our Merchandising team, you’ll get to do something special. You’ll drive the success of products which help people and businesses break new ground. At the same time, you’ll power the growth of our unique organization so we can keep innovating for a better future. Managing a product throughout its lifecycle, our Merchandising professionals translate business goals into product strategies, assortments and specifications. It’s their vision that simultaneously fulfills company strategy and customer needs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops and champions assortment vision and strategy, product roadmap and launches in support of corporate goals and objectives

  • Own development of offers that are relevant to the target audience.

  • Drives the top and bottom line and optimizes all aspects of the portfolio P&L by delivering smart assortment, managing in-stocks, driving continual channel improvements and delivering the best customer experience.

  • Uses market research, customer feedback and usage insights to inform assortment decisions and enhancements.

  • Applies deep understanding of customers’ needs, the product and the competitive landscape.

  • Collaborates with cross-functional team to develop, plan and implement new business development initiatives.

  • Works closely with marketing to launch products and ensure their adoption.

  • Coordinates with the product team to manage technology transitions by platform and/or product line.

  • Applies a thoughtful combination of marketing levers (price, positioning, and promotion) to drive, sell-in and ensure sell-through, enabling smooth inventory transitions and migrating excess supply.

  • Supports content development of marketing collaterals such as training, product catalogues/brochures as subject matter product knowledge specialist.

Essential Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Business, Marketing or related field. Alternatively, employer will accept a Bachelor's degree and 8 years of experience in lieu of a Master's degree and 5 years of experience.

  • 5 years minimum experience

  • Requires demonstrated experience in marketing, analytics, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the PC market and experience in P&L management, retail, cross-functional project management, and forecasting.

  • Develops complex solutions to business problems or customer engagements through in-depth analysis, coordination and negotiation with key decision makers.

  • Uses experience, innovation and judgment to make decisions that may be based on partial information.

  • Considers Dell-wide implications of decisions and recommendations.

  • Analyzes and forecasts business and market trends.

  • Develops innovative solutions to problems without precedent.

  • Invents new products and processes to achieve strategic business objectives.

  • Assesses and determines priorities within area of expertise.

  • Influences a broad spectrum of stakeholders toward achieving business goals.

  • Advises and councils key leadership on the latest principles, practices, and/or technologies and their practical application.

Desirable Requirements

  • Expert understanding of the competitive environment

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Strict attention to detail, advanced time management and prioritization skills

  • Ability to build, implement and support a Business Management Structure (BMS)

  • Advanced analytical skills and ability to convert insights to strategic actions

  • Able to represent Dell in external customer and partner meetings

  • Ability to translate consumer segmentation insights into solutions and experiences.

  • Ability to drive end-to-end process within cross-functional stakeholders to launch new programs and/or products


We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities — all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

If you’ve got what it takes to shape the vision and strategy for ground-breaking products, this is your opportunity to develop with Dell.

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