Space Planner

Overall Job Summary

This position is responsible for developing clustered merchandise plan-o-grams, based on a variety of parameters such as product assortments, store clustering, layout, productivity, etc., that aligns with space requirements as well as company strategies. This person is responsible for managing the merchandising assortment to store relationship, owning master data for product replenishment codes, legally restricted or licensed product, label type, product dimensions and more. This person is responsible for maximizing the productivity of retail space utilizing store and planogram analysis ensuring and maintaining the integrity of the data for their categories, and providing clear and precise direction for implementation of such plan-o-grams in all stores.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Min 5%)

  • Using Space Management System (currently JDA/Intactix), create and manage plan-o-grams that are efficient for the stores to execute and that meet Tractor Supply’s standards.  Responsible for managing companywide master data within the plan-o-gram that dictates sku to site level replenishment coding, shelf label or shelf strip printing for each store, data on shelf labels, fixture requirements per planogram and product dimensions used by logistics to maximize truckload capacity.
  • Manage the line review process to keep all required participants updated and on schedule for Sales Driving Initiatives through use and maintenance of the Event Tracker.
  • Manage promotional space such as end caps and center courts by maintaining site level space availability to maximize promotional and impulse item sales.
  • Manage store layout and planogram conversion projects to re-allocate space within existing stores.
  • Analyze store, department, and planogram performance to ensure optimal store assortments and appropriate space and SKU counts, based on store clusters, demographic attributes, capacity requirements and store sales per square foot. 
  • The Space Planner is accountable for all aspects of their assigned merchandising programs, such as SKU’s being added or deleted, clusters, and appropriate stores for each cluster. Ensure data is accurate, complete, consistent with defined standards in multiple systems (SAP/IKB) when creating and maintaining plan-o-grams, store to plan-o-gram assignments and SKU to plan-o-gram assignments
  • Validates that Assortment Planning Workbook (APW) accurately reflects the created planograms in areas such as sku assignment and initial set quantities and that it appropriately matches assortments to stores on the basis of space and legal restrictions.
  • Ensures that the handoff for ordering matches the site/sku combinations of the planograms.
  • Manage and organize all supporting documentation for plan-o-gram development and plan-o-gram cluster assignments. This includes authorized copies of Plan-o-grams, SDI sheets, Plan-o-gram Development Worksheets, APW validation sheets, Discovery Meeting notes, and the Planogram Validation Checklist that contain directional information pertaining to the development of the plan-o-gram or for communication to stores.  
  • Collaborate as needed with Visual Presentation Specialists, Buyers, Inventory Analysts, Merchandise Planners, and vendor partners to determine and coordinate displayed item assortments and presentations.
  • Manage New Store Opening process to ensure new stores have the correct planograms, fixture orders and shelf labels/strips based on store attributes and geographic location.  This requires taking an active role on a cross-functional team, as well as utilizing IKB, Microsoft Access, and SAP.  
  • Partner with Retail Store Planners in the development and maintenance of store layouts. Ensure the accuracy of plan-o-gram fixture requirements and that the naming on the plan-o-gram and floor plan prototypes match.
  • Maintain all legally restricted and licensed product site/sku combinations to ensure skus cannot be shipped to restricted stores; minimizing the risk of fines and extra transportation costs.

Required Qualifications

Experience: 3 years’ experience.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, and/or equivalent work experience.  Any suitable combination of education and experience will be considered.

Preferred knowledge, skills or abilities

  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and ability to quickly learn technology - required
  • IKB or other SMS software knowledge - preferred
  • Local and national travel, laptop provided - required

Working Conditions

  • Normal office working conditions

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting
  • Standing (not walking)
  • Walking
  • Kneeling/Stooping/Bending
  • Driving a vehicle
  • Reaching overhead
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds


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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