Space Planner - Merchandising #680

Date: Nov 17, 2021

Location: La Crosse, WI, US, 54603

Company: Kwik Trip Inc

Location: Department #680  1626 Oak Street  La Crosse , WI  54603  
Requisition: 130542  
Shift: Daytime
Education Experience: High School Diploma/GED
Employment Experience: 3-5 years

Already a Kwik Trip Coworker?  Follow this link to apply:  myapps.kwiktrip.com 


Kwik Trip, Inc. is looking for a Space Planner to be part of the Merchandising team. This position maintains, creates, implements and coordinates planograms for Kwik Trip/Kwik Star, Stop N Go, TOPG and TOP locations.


Regular tasks include:

  • Creates and revises planograms for multiple stores and categories through collaboration with Category Management team to execute merchandising strategies that are aligned with company goals (vertical integration) and are focused on delivering value.
  • Communicates with and supports the stores regarding merchandising initiatives and policies. Works in the field to ensure execution that will drive profitability and enhance the customer experience.
  • Responsible for accuracy of planograms and fixtures to ensure all plans are executable at store level.
  • Generates and analyzes reporting to enhance space and assortment decisions. Proactively evaluates key trends to identify and recommend options to drive business strategy. Assists in post analysis to measure success.
  • Obtains a thorough understanding of the systems, tools and processes. Utilizes this knowledge to develop and execute merchandising initiatives for the stores.
  • Participates in the planning and execution of merchandise updates and store resets to increase performance and meet company objectives.
  • Increases sales margin per sq. ft. of store, department, category, and shelf space for all locations through rigorous analysis, space management tools and well-developed processes.
  • Contributes to, participates in, and supports continuous improvements and advancement efforts for the space management tools and processes.
  • Collaborates with peers to ensure consistency of information, share best practices and knowledge.
  • Go out into field and perform new store set ups and resets 



  • Bachelor’s Degree or a High School Diploma/GED and at least 3 years of experience in at least two of the following: space management, category management, visual merchandising, retail, procurement/purchasing, vendor relations, or retail marketing.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Must possess a drive for producing quality work, and proactively explore opportunities to ensure efficiency and excellence through enhancements to processes or systems.
  • Blue Yonder/JDA Category Management Suite preferred (Space Planning or relevant solution) 
  • Strong analytical skill with the ability to identify and understand issues and opportunities, using effective approaches for problem solving.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task and shift priorities when experiencing changes in direction; must be able to adapt to new assignments, processes or requirements.
  • Capability to build collaborative relationships and trust with others, and effectively contribute to a team.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with an excellent driving record



Work Schedule:  This is an hourly office position (45-50 hours/week on average with some occasional additional OT), office based out of La Crosse Support Center, typically Monday through Friday working daytime shifts with some occasional travel (average weekly travel could be 1 overnight stays per week based on project needs). 



Deadline to apply for this opportunity is Monday, December 6th.



Kwik Trip, Inc. OVERVIEW:

For over 50 years, Kwik Trip, Inc. has operated friendly, clean, trusted, family-owned, local convenience stores in communities throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. With a commitment to generosity, Kwik Trip, Inc. is dedicated to treating coworkers and guests like family. We continue to look for ways to improve our guest shopping experience and product offerings, as well as to ensure we provide a safe and fun work environment for our coworkers. We offer competitive wage and benefits and continue to invest in our family of coworkers and provide them with career advancement and growth opportunities.

Kwik Trip, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Function: Retail; Business Development; Customer Service; Engineering; Facilities; Grocery; Installation - Maint - Repair; Inventory; Marketing; Professional Services; Strategy - Planning; Supply Chain

Nearest Major Market: La Crosse
Nearest Secondary Market: Winona

Job Segment: Merchandising, Engineer, Retail Sales, Business Development, Retail, Engineering, Sales