Category Merchandiser

Category Merchandiser

02 May 2020

Category Merchandiser

Category MerchandiserUnited States of America, Minnesota, HopkinsNewInd. Bus. MerchandisingPost Date 5 hours ago Requisition # 118891 Sign Up for Job AlertsPurpose: Oversee daily operation of department functions and works closely with senior merchandising team to achieve the goals of the category business plans. Develop and maintain a training program for Center Store merchandising, as well as oversee the training program for Department Specialists and Analysts within Center Store. Oversee Merchandiser I (s) as they learn the promotion piece of your categories, eventually preparing them for categories of their own, utilizing the 5 Ps (pricing, promotion, product, procurement and placement). Develop annual promotional plans by category assigned, evaluating items and negotiating deals with vendors; develop, negotiate, and execute regional tactical plans for Category Management programs (5 Ps) for the categories assigned.Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for proofing and ensuring accuracy of promotional activity and communication within assigned category

Manage vendor relationships in assigned categories

Provide competitive merchandising solutions for retail formats by researching market conditions to determine potential sales of product or service and retail trends

Execute regional advertising plans of assigned categories

Resolve all internal and external customer requests and concerns while maintaining a high level of professionalism and service

Grow sales by creating weekly ad and supporting existing merchandising programs

Create sales opportunities through category management and market principles with relation to SKU rationalization, merchandising, and niche market applications

Participate in the Supervision, training, and development of Category Management team

Coordinate with procurement team to help maintain required shrink and spoilage commitments with consideration of lowest cost of goods

Review weekly ad forecasts and provide direction to the buyers to determine what inventory levels are needed to meet ad requirements

Conduct post-promotional review and analysis to determine if promotional requirements were met and if there were problem areas, provide information to vendor

Review period data to assess sales, service levels and category profitability, make adjustments as needed

Support and implement region and department initiatives as determined by senior merchandisers and director

Manage category assortment

Support private brand initiatives

Manage sales within critical categories to SVNR financial success

Design and implement plan-o-gram strategize to maximize sales

Research, report and document P&L data to senior merchandiser

Supervise, train, and develop Center Store staff

Create development plans for key performers within Department Specialist and Analyst staff

Create & Maintain training curriculum for Center Store merchants

Manage assigned Merchandiser I through the promotional aspects of category merchandising

Coordinate region led promotional activity for one of the region ad groups (Sales Team Merchandisers)

Job Requirements:

Bachelor's degree preferred

5 years minimum industry experience

Proven negotiation skills

UNFI Buying Systems acumen

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Aptitude for and interest in financial reporting

Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Proven success in a results driven environmentCompetencies that are preferred for this position include:Sound Decision Making, Strategic Thinking, Creative Thinker, Financial Acumen, Meet Customer Needs,Build Realistic Plans, Manage Execution, Show Drive & Initiative, Build Support, Motivate Others, Develop Others, Promote Teamwork, Foster Open Communications, Establish Relationships, Establish Trust and Show Adaptability

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time

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