Category Manager Grocery in AL, LA, MS, TX

Category Manager Grocery
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Category Analyst, Category Manager, Merchandising
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Category Manager Center Store Grocery


The Category Manager is accountable for meeting assigned financial targets for the assigned department(s). They lead a team of one or more Category Analysts. They are strategic, motivated, self-confident, humble, collaborative and passionate about the business –outwardly demonstrating the company’s values.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

•     Supervising, coaching and providing feedback to direct reports, helping them attain performance excellence
•     Completing performance reviews
•     Analyzing sales and trends to make key assortment decisions for designated categories to maximize sales and profits
•     Crafting an effective retail pricing strategy to achieve maximum profitability
•     Developing, executing and reviewing promotional plans, including Ad Planner surveys for internal and external use
•     Building local/regional marketing and ROP advertising and promotional strategies
•     Planning the purchasing strategy for of holiday/seasonal items
•     Managing and monitoring vendor deals to procure product at the best possible price to ensure profitability
•     Communicating effectively with individuals in all levels within the organization and with external partners
•     Coordinating special events and promotions with the Marketing/Advertising department and other departments
•     Develop and implement category reviews in conjunction with space management to build plan-o-grams.
•     Visiting competition to stay current on category trends, new/unique items, new/unique merchandising and retail pricing
•     Attending trade shows, as needed
•     Researching and replying to stores, office personnel and vendors on inquiries pertaining to assigned departments
•     Other duties, as assigned


o    Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, Excel power user preferred
o    5+ years’ experience with retail pricing and merchandising
o    Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or business administration preferred not required
o    Must be able to travel, as required
o    Store experience preferred
o    Buying experience preferred
o    Prior experience with Category Management and Category Management software preferred

o    Experience managing complex CPG categories, like beverage alcohol required
o    Strong working knowledge of the three tiered beverage distribution system preferred
o    Experience analyzing both internal scan data and external source data such as Nielsen, IRI, Spectra, etc. preferred
o    Must be able to work weekdays and be available weekends when required
o    Able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen

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