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Own Brand Category Manager

Company: Wakefern Food Corp.
Location: Edison
Posted on: March 29, 2020

Job Description:

Wakefern Food Corp. is a member-owned retail cooperative that operates 354 stores in nine Northeastern states under five distinct banners, including ShopRite, Price Rice Marketplace, The Fresh Grocer, Dearborn Market in New Jersey, as well as the recent addition of three Manhattan-based Gourmet Garage stores.Wakefern Food Corp. was formed in 1946 by eight independent grocers who were looking for a way to compete with the national supermarket chains that were beginning to emerge following World War II. Their early success led them to create a single trade name under which they would operate, and in 1951, the ShopRite brand was born.----The Category Manager is responsible to drive the pricing, shelving, marketing and promotions of products to make them visible, accessible and appealing to customers. This position requires a working knowledge of the products within the division, ability to comprehend consumer needs and buying practices, and understand the sales goals and environment related to the merchandise category. The primary responsibilities of the Category Manager are vendor management, pricing and marketing, creation of programs, in-store merchandising, and planning and inventory management.--Knowledge and Skill Requirements:Four year College degree or currently enrolled night student with a minimum of 60 or more college credits completed towards a Business Degree.Must have at least 2 years of previous purchasing experience in a retail organization and an understanding of surrounding laws and regulations. Previous experience in private label products is preferred. Able to analyze consumer data and identify trends. Aptitude for detail and figure oriented work and the ability to learn computer systems easily. Experienced in giving presentations with the ability to adapt to differing perspectives.Well-developed oral and written communication skills.Clear ability to analyze data to make category decisions and recommendations.A thorough understanding of retail insights Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organizationPrevious experience and knowledge of a retail environment.Demonstrated ability to develop and articulate category strategies and the impact on total storeProven experience of highly effective supplier management and development Experience of managing business improvements projects within a Supply Chain & Purchasing environment.Physical Demands and Work Environment:------------------Ability to sit/stand in front of a computer for long periods of time. ------------------Ability to participate in retail store visits------------------Ability to travel as required--EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/H/V, COMMITTED TO A DIVERSE WORKFORCEWHICH REFLECTS THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE

Keywords: Wakefern Food Corp., New York , Own Brand Category Manager, Executive , Edison, New York

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