Merchandising Development Program (Jan 2024 Start)

Program Overview

Are you a student or recent graduate eager to launch your career in the dynamic world of retail merchandising? Look no further than Tractor Supply Company's 6-month Merchandising Development Program. This exciting opportunity offers an accelerated, rotational training experience that will provide you with a solid foundation in the retail business.


Throughout the program, you will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge you gain through a variety of learning activities, including classroom sessions, on-the-job training, and computer-based learning. With the guidance and support of a Rotation Manager, you will gain a deep understanding of Tractor Supply Company's mission, values, history, and culture.


In addition, you will learn the fundamentals of retail math and become familiar with our systems. Get ready to explore the responsibilities across our Merchandising and Merchandising support functions, gaining valuable insights and hands-on experience in these critical areas.


What you can expect

Join our Merchandising Rotation Development Program and embark on an exciting journey of professional growth and development. As a participant, you can expect the following:


  1. Engage in Comprehensive Training: Take part in both group and individual training sessions that will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge. These sessions will be followed by program assessments to demonstrate your learning and progress.

  2. Experience Rotations: Gain first-hand experience by completing rotations through various departments within Merchandising and Merchandising Support at our Store Support Center. This will provide you with a holistic understanding of the entire process flow and the bigger picture of our merchandising operations.

  3. Shadow Team Members: Learn from experienced team members in the field and observe their day-to-day activities. This shadowing opportunity will give you valuable insights into how our processes work and help you connect the dots across different functions.

  4. Apply Knowledge On-the-Job: Put your newly acquired knowledge and skills into practice through guided on-the-job activities. 


What we look for

At Tractor Supply Company, we seek applicants with a range of qualities and skills to excel in our Merchandising Rotation Development Program. Here's what we look for:


  1. Professional Skill Development: We value applicants who have developed essential professional skills such as time management, change management, strategic thinking, and personal accountability. These skills will be further nurtured and enhanced throughout the program to prepare trainees for a successful career in various areas of Merchandising or Merchandising Support.

  2. Versatility and Potential: Our program aims to provide a well-rounded understanding of Merchandising. We seek applicants who demonstrate the potential to thrive in areas such as Inventory, Planning, Supply Chain, Buying, Pricing, Product Development, Omni Channel, Marketing, or Merchandise Presentation. A willingness to learn and adapt in diverse functions is highly valued.


By embodying these qualities and skills, applicants will be well-equipped to embark on a successful career in Merchandising or Merchandising Support at Tractor Supply Company's Merchandising Rotation Development Program.


Bachelor's degree is required

Working Conditions

  • Normal office working conditions
  • Occasional travel to stores, distribution centers, and other business locations

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting
  • Standing (not walking)
  • Walking
  • Lifting up to 20 pounds
  • Kneeling/Stooping/Bending
  • Driving a vehicle


This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position.  It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities.  A team member should perform all duties as assigned by his/ her supervisor.



You must apply or refer a friend through our internal portal


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