NAME:
Steve Miller

CURRENT POSITION:
Director, Assortment Planning

COMPANY:
Lowe’s

TENURE WITH CURRENT COMPANY:
16 months

YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE:
26 years

GIVE US A BRIEF HISTORY OF YOUR CAREER.
I started my retail career as a Buyer in Training with May Company. After building my retail foundation with May, I left to join Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F), where I spent 17 years rising through the ranks, holding various roles within Merchandising. After A&F, I then served as a category captain and Head of Merchandising for a wholesale distributor before joining PetSmart as Senior Director, Hardgoods Merchandise Planning, Demand Planning, Space & Assortment. I am currently operating as the Director, Assortment Planning with Lowe’s, responsible for guiding merchant teams through the product line review process.

WHY ARE YOU EXCITED TO BE PART OF THE CMA?
I love the opportunity to learn and share ideas from top performing experts across multiple industries.

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH WITH THE CMA BOARD?
I hope to utilize my extensive retail experience to help build best-in-class vendor and retailer category relationships.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?  Career or personal or both.
I was selected to lead several key initiatives throughout my A&F career during a time of unprecedented growth for the company.

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED IN THE CATMAN DISCIPLINE GOING FORWARD AND WHY?
How to stay relevant in an ever-changing, omni-centric retail world.