Work collaboratively with internal and external teams in the execution of merchandising and sales plans. Partner with corporate Merchandising to coordinate the Merchandising strategies and plans of all budgeted goals for the partnership. Ensure execution of and establish store accountability for budgeted sales plans for various departments. Provide the partnership with executable plans for categories including assortment, plan-o-gram direction, sales planning, products, case design, packaging, and marketing. Address issues that hinder stores ability to meet/exceed customers expectations for ease of shopping, variety, freshness, cleanliness, pricing, regulatory and food safety. Demonstrate the companys core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.
Essential Job Functions
Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reportsServe as company Subject Matter Expert (SME) for assigned categories, staying abreast of commodity and brand performance trends, competitors and preferencesManage assortment (including item setup & maintenance), recommend pricing, and lead plan-o-gram process for assigned categories into partner and small format locationsIntroduce new item for locations based on assortment decisions made to improve the customer experience and improve business resultsLead and oversee plan-o-gram process for respective area of responsibility and by case sizeExecute and support development of marketing strategy to support the overall businessReview and communicate results on assigned categories internally and externally to stakeholdersMonitor operational opportunities and communicate with operations team on action plans for improvement of shrink, wrap supply, and expenseDevelop/recommend pricing strategies on new items to maximize sales and profits for categoriesCollaborate with Facility Engineering to assess and identify fixture and equipment needs for programs to promote categoriesResolve store issues and remove barriers that prohibit the stores from implementing the department plan.Review store orders for adjustments and work closely with corporate departments to resolve product delivery issuesDevelop division sales budgets and measurement of executionUnderstand and react to the competitive landscape within the division and provide feedback to all stakeholdersOversee the execution of the weekly sales plan to include modifying recommended ad retails, supplemental rollers, incorporating order guide informationDevelop and execute local seasonal and special merchandising programEducate internal and external team members on all aspects and functions of the various departments
Minimum Position Qualifications
High School Diploma or GED3+ years experience in one of the following areas: Buyer, Analyst, Merchandising/Marketing, Operations, Process Improvement/Change Management, Brand Management, Store Management or Consumer PackagingAbility to establish priorities, anticipate consumer trends, and project/react to business issuesProven collaboration skills with multiple business partnersExcellent oral/written communication skillsStrong analytical and problem-solving skillsStrong negotiation skills and ability to influence others
Desired Previous Experience/Education
Any Procurement or category management background, or experience as a corporate department category manager Bachelor's Degree in related field