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In the ever-changing world of pet products, we work to build the ultimate customer experience by making the best products and solutions come to life. As part of our expert merchandising team, you will help us keep pets and pet parents all kinds of happy and healthy.

Administrative Assistant - Merchandise Planning & Allocation Department

Location Phoenix, Arizona ID 2020-1922 Apply Now
About the Team:

Our Merchandise Planning and Allocation (MP&A) teams are the driving forces behind making the organization’s product visions available to our consumers through calculated and strategic measures. Your involvement in sales and margin forecasts, promotional performance analysis, inventory management, and vendor relationships will play a critical role in obtaining goals while maintaining PetSmart’s reputation in the market as a trusted partner to pet parents.

About the Job:

Administrative Assistant - Merchandise Planning & Allocation Department

Perform administrative duties for executive management and department.

Responsibilities include (but is not limited to):

  • Manage calendars, plan, coordinate, and prepare for meetings and events, including catering when needed.
  • Coordinate travel plans for leaders in department
  • Manage different and often conflicting schedules, projects or activities, have ad hoc project experience, and the ability to do departmental research
  • Process new hires & terminations in their area, including computers, phones, updating floor maps & other necessary administrative paperwork
  • Acts as a resource to all staff in the Finance department which includes ordering supplies, routing incoming calls to appropriate people and departments, and coordinating department activities
  • Train and assist other support staff/admin assistants as needed
  • Manage administrative projects and general oversight of administration and coordination of the department
  • Quarterly Business Review preparation assistance
  • Assist with Long Range Planning, OG&A, and Operating Expense Review meetings
  • Earnings Release support as needed
  • Make travel arrangements for senior executives
  • P-Card Management and reporting
  • Assist Director and Managers within assigned department as needed.
  • Receive and direct visitors
  • Maintains supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies
  • Create PowerPoint presentations

Education / Experience

  • Associate Degree preferred by not required
  • 2-3 years of experience supporting a senior executive in a large company
  • Financial background preferred.
  • This person must be high energy, very detail-oriented, a self-starter, maintain confidentiality, have the ability to manage projects, and work with minimal supervision. This person must have excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated problem solving, prioritization and organizational experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong MS Office skills required with an emphasis on PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Word, and Visio. Retail operational experience is a plus along with support in a multi-departmental capacity
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, with excellent organizational skills
  • Must possess a “can-do” attitude with the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors

About the Culture:

Our home office offers outstanding amenities in a fun and rewarding workplace including:

  • Pet friendly environment, bring your pets to work!
  • A work-life balance and family events such as movie nights, art events and holiday festivals
  • “Top Dog” gym with equipment, fitness classes, massage therapists and personal trainers
  • “Sit & Stay” Café serving fresh breakfast and lunch options
  • Starbucks cart—productivity at its finest!
  • “Lil’ Paws” learning center and onsite daycare facility
  • Volunteer events with PetSmart Charities
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  • What we do

    It's no surprise people are passionate about the health and happiness of their pets. So when it comes to the products and solutions they use, every detail counts. From creating and supplying the best assortment of pet accessories to ensuring our stores are fully stocked with a wide array of brands to choose from, our incredible teams of merchandising associates have everything covered – from head to tail!

  • Buying

    From keeping up with the top trends to developing new, innovative solutions, our buyers help ensure every pet parent can find exactly what their pet needs at PetSmart. Join our team, and show your love for pets by creating products as special as pets themselves!

    Our Stores Have:

  • Planning and Allocation

    Success in our stores comes from having the right product, in the right place, at the right price — and that’s where our planning and allocation team comes in. This highly strategic and analytical team ensures that all 1,500 stores are fully stocked with over 11,000 products from seven distribution centers.

    Our Team Includes:

  • Product Development

    As the leading pet specialty retailer, innovative product development is a major key to our success. Ideas for new toys and tasty treats are continually being created by our product development team to support our future strategic needs. Interestingly enough, some of our most fun ideas are inspired by our own associates and their pets!

I love to see the product & assortment that our teams create come to life and see it on other dogs in stores, restaurants and dog parks. Brings a big smile to my face!


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