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Dollar Tree's CORE Merchandising Executive Development Program

CORE Merchandising Executive Development Program

  • Target Position
  • Program Overview

CORE Merchandising Executive Development Program graduates are valuable members of the Merchandising Division team, carrying out a broad range of responsibilities that are critical to Dollar Tree’s success and growth.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage assortment definition and product selection.
  • Participate in business performance reviews and promotional planning.
  • Team up with Merchandising colleagues for product distribution and planning.
  • Partner with Field Operations to identify opportunities for innovations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field
  • Retail experience (preferred)
  • Ability to relocate to the Chesapeake, Virginia area

Dollar Tree's Corporate Headquarters is in Chesapeake, in the heart of coastal Virginia. Ranked by "Money" magazine in 2010 as one of the country's top 100 best places to live, the city is just minutes away from the Atlantic beaches and an easy drive to the slopes of the Blue Ridge or the attractions of Washington, D.C. Chesapeake's outdoor activities (golfing, biking, hiking, kayaking, etc.), great shopping and dining, vibrant musical and cultural scene, and rich history combine to offer something for everyone.

Join the CORE Merchandising Executive Development Program and experience a merchandising organization unlike any other. Dollar Tree’s merchandising pros travel throughout the United States and world to find merchandise that offers extreme value to our customers. This requires extraordinary skills, creativity, and innovation — hallmarks of our merchandising teams.

As a future Merchandising executive, you will spend one year preparing for this dynamic and rewarding position through hands-on experience and diverse learning activities. You will work alongside experienced associates in the Planning, Inventory Management, and Buying departments to learn what it takes to carry out their challenging mission-critical responsibilities.

As a CORE Merchandising Executive Development Program participant, you’ll experience:

  • Targeted professional and technical development.
  • Direct interaction with Dollar Tree’s Chief Executives.
  • Ongoing professional development plans for continued growth.

The CORE Executive Development Program provides graduates with a solid organizational foundation, executive support, and the opportunity to build peer networks.