Do You DIY? Home Depot Is Hiring

If you’re comfortable with power tools, painter’s tape and people, Home Depot might have your next career listed under its open positions.

Home Depot is a home improvement and hardware merchandiser that operates more than 2,000 warehouse-style retail locations in the United States and abroad. Its employees enjoy serving a unique mix of DIY homeowners and certified contractor customers who shop for lumber, lighting fixtures, landscaping and large appliances. Benefits include healthcare and life insurance, paid time off and home-improvement related perks in the form of associate discounts.

Another benefit of working for Home Depot is that the management team strongly encourages interested associates to move up in the ranks through demonstrated knowledge and interest to achieve positions such as specialist, department supervisor and store management.

Home Depot is currently hiring more than 900 positions across all 50 states and abroad. Read on for a list of five popular positions that might be on the career ladder for any job seeker looking for an outlet for their interest in home improvement.

Customer Service Representative

At the top of the list of hourly retail positions with Home Depot comes the customer service representative. Customer Service Representatives provide customer service  during sales and product inquiry transactions, including inbound phone calls and in-person appointments.

Average salaries for Customer Service Representative: $27,000

Position requirements:

  • Ability to serve customers who count on personal, knowledgeable service
  • On your feet 8-10 hours a day
  • Ability to answer questions from customers about each area of the store
  • Learn something new

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Logistics Manager

If customer service isn’t your strong suit, you can still find a way to use your skills in a position with Home Depot. One popular internal-facing position is Logistics Manager, responsible for leading cross-functional projects related to process improvement, strategic initiatives and/or space and capacity planning. This work spans Transportation, Delivery, Distribution, International Logistics, Inventory Planning and Merchandising.

Average salaries for Logistics Manager: $70,000

Position requirements:

  • Must be eighteen years of age
  • Must pass Drug Test
  • Must pass Background Check
  • Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable
  • The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor’s degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to perform financial analysis
  • Ability to ascertain and solve problems
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong communication skills

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IT Developer

More at home with computers than construction? There’s still a place for you at Home Depot. The IT Developer position is responsible for supporting the IT Support Desk Contact Center’s Tooling, Reporting and Analytics processes through the development and maintenance of automated reporting, ad-hoc analysis, and web-based tooling.

The IT Developer will also take business requirements and develop the total technical design for assigned mid-sized projects and apply working knowledge of databases in order to ensure proper usage as part of the design efforts in building a system to be put into production.

Average salaries for IT Developer: $61,000

Position requirements:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills; ability to communicate at all levels within the organization
  • Ability to communicate issues and recommend solutions in a timely manner
  • Solid experience in documenting requirements
  • Database experience with SQL Server (T-SQL, Reporting Services and ETL experience with Integration Services)
  • Experience with Call Center metrics preferred (Avaya, ASPECT, etc.)
  • Advanced Excel and analytics experience preferred
  • Experience with HTML and Object Oriented Language (Java preferred)
  • Ability to work autonomously and with a diverse team
  • Passionate desire to learn new skills and competencies

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Analyst Inventory Solutions

For analytical candidates looking to connect with a Home Depot career, look no further than the Inventory Solutions Analyst position. In this position, the Inventory Solutions Analyst executes key portions of projects within the Inventory Planning and Replenishment Organization and participates in planning, designing and implementing new systems or changes in existing systems.

Average salaries for Analyst Inventory Solutions: $64,000

Position requirements:

  • Masters Degree with an emphasis in Engineering or Supply Chain Management
  • Previous retail experience in inventory management
  • Understanding of inventory management principles
  • Must be eighteen years of age
  • Must pass Drug Test
  • Must pass Background Check
  • Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable

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Events Management Coordinator

Job seekers interested in corporate communications and external affairs are more likely to be interested in a Home Depot position such as Events Management Coordinator. This position partners with leadership to coordinate meetings and events that promote and expand the Home Depot brand. The Events Management Coordinator provides excellent customer service in meeting the needs and requests of clients and secures partnerships with internal and external vendors to determine any necessary requirements and ensure that needs are met accordingly.

Average salaries for Events Management Coordinator: $46,000

Position requirements:

  • Must be eighteen years of age or older
  • Corporate communications experience a plus knowledge of The Home Depot’s events management
  • Must pass Drug Test
  • Must pass Background Check
  • Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable
  • Proven ability to problem solve and manage multiple priorities

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Read more about working for Home Depot on the Home Depot company directory page and by searching Simply Hired’s Search Engine for Home Depot jobs. Then prepare for your interview with these tips.

If you’re interested in companies similar to the Home Depot, see Lowes, True Value and Menards.