Sr. Visual Systems Analyst in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 7/17/2021

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Job Description


The Sr. Visual System Analyst is responsible for the administration and maintenance of the core Visual Merchandising Systems.  Execute systemic updates and develop process and training to drive improved execution of the visual system.  Proactively research and identify new system upgrades needed to drive efficiency and improve execution.  Trouble shoot and solve systemic issues in real time, document root cause and fixes for future implementation to maintain consistent use of systems.     

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Merchandising Systems (50%):

Maintain and update JDA/Intactix Space Planning and other Visual Merchandising systems.  Knowledgeable on interconnectivity of all systems in the Advance Auto Parts Enterprise including Merchandising, Pricing, Real Estate, Store Operations and Supply/Chain Ordering Systems.  Establish strong relationship with software companies to understand potential updates and upgrades to improve efficiencies and plan for software and system upgrades.  Partner with IT to ensure consistent sustainability and drive immediate solutions on system outages.             

Process (10%):

Understand and support the line review milestones. Understand and proactively prepare for Category Management/Planning. Uphold basic Visual Merchandising guidelines and best practices through systemic solutions.  Scorecard system usage on best practices.  Update and modify processes to drive efficiencies with the Visual Merchandising Team and coordinate additional with Real Estate and Independent.  

Communication (20%):

Communicate effectively and professionally with strategic business partners across the organization.  Raise awareness systemic issues and solves.  Urgently react to system outages, partner with IT and other key support.  Support Advance Auto Parts stores where needed on updates to systems.     

Cross Functional Relationships (10%):

Establish and develop relationships with merchandising, IT, pricing, Real Estate and Store Operation teams. Be a vocal, strategic partner to the IOM and Visual Team with Line Reviews and Category Planning process. Build trust by proactively providing credible and value-added support.   

Special Projects (10%):

Work on special projects that have an impact on the entire Visual Merchandising Team, Real Estate and Independent Teams that provide the company with benefits of improved performance.

Work with other members of the Visual Merchandising Team and partners with other teams as necessary (e.g., Merchants, Inventory Planning, Pricing, and Store Operations, Real Estate).


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Strong attention to detail, planning and organizational skills
  • System and Process Knowledge including JDA/Intatix Space Planning
  • Utilize merchandising guidelines effectively with an eye for aesthetics
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced PC skills, systems aptitude and experience
  • Retail experience or interest
  • Ability to work independently and with a high level of energy and initiative
  • Ability to interface with all levels of management
  • Assertive and flexible
  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds


  • JDA Intactix and/or Space Management experience preferred
  • Merchandising, Merchandise Planning, or Retail experience
  • Advance Auto Parts systems aptitude and experience


Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or Design; and

1 – 2 years retail experience or 1 – 2 years Project Management experience; or

Equivalent combination of education and experience.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.