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Posted October 15th

Category Merchandiser - Meat

Hopkins, Minnesota

Employer

UNFI

Industry

Distributor

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Posted October 15th

Category Merchandiser - Meat

Hopkins, Minnesota

Function

Marketing

Experience

Other

Type

Full Time

Purpose: Oversee daily operation of department functions and works closely with senior merchandiser to achieve the goals of the category business plans. Develop annual promotional plan for the category by evaluating items and negotiate deals with vendors; develop, negotiate, and execute regional tactical plans for Category Management programs (pricing, promotion, product, procurement and placement) 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

Job Requirements:
Relevant Experience, Education, Certification, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 3-5 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 result driven environment
  • Competencies 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
Location
Hopkins, Minnesota