Mgr III Category

    • Quincy, MA

> Responsible for producing a comprehensive and cohesive category strategy which successfully meets the needs of our customers and achieves category goals while supporting brand integrated business plans. Drive the day to day activities of a selling organization culture with a consumer-centric focus through Category, Merchandising and Pricing (CMP) responsibilities. Responsible for thought leadership and category expertise around trends and category innovation. Manages performance for assigned category including margin and shrink

> Responsible for all category financial & customer metrics
> Responsible for procurement and replensighment (Fresh) and instock position at the shelf (Center Store) [Service levels, inventory/days on hand, forcasting and seasonal impacts)
> Responsible for talent planning, team development and performance management
> Develops and executes customer-focused category plans and drives a selling culture
> Manages pricing for assigned categories and influences pricing strategy
> Subject matter expert for assigned categories
> Manages assortment and selection for assigned categories (f.e. final approval for all POG decisions)
> Drives product innovation
> Vendor negotiation and relationships
> Develops and builds strong teams

Essential Skills

  • Proven experience as category manager or similar role
  • Solid knowledge of category management, marketing and sales principles
  • Deli/ Food Service Knowledge
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • An analytical mind with a strategic ability
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Ability to lead a team to success

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