Category Manager - Meat/Produce

Festival Foods Marshfield, MA
Job Summary

Job Title: Category Manager- Meat/Produce

FLSA Status: Salary

Festival Foods is a fast-growing, privately owned, Wisconsin based retail Grocer. The Category Manager will work closely with the Category Buyers in providing category management work, recommendations, planogram and promotional item discussions.

Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Responsible for analyzing progress against assigned department's total dept and category financial goals and objectives.

* Work with buyers to assist them with analysis and understanding of their assortments.

* Develop, cultivate, and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers.

* Provide the stores with support and communication.

* Responsible for helping execute the advertising process to include item and pricing analysis and recommendations, forecasts, and ad funding.

* Conduct and recap findings on store visits in both our stores and competition.

* Attend and/or prepare for trade or buying shows as requested.

* Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

* Associate's Degree in Business, an advanced degree is a plus. Two or more years of retail experience required.

* Experience in the respective dept preferred, but not required

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Knowledge of pricing functions and procedures

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

* Detail orientated and accurate

* Ability to multitask and quickly react to changing responsibilities

* Store level knowledge (ordering, shelf maintenance, pricing)

* Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills

* Well organized and able to manage multiple priorities

* High degree of problem solving skills

* Guest oriented

* Proficient in Outlook, Excel, MS Office

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands and work environment described below are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

* Professional presence and proper phone and e-mail etiquette is required

* Sitting or standing at a desk/computer 75% of the time

* The position requires fine finger and broad manual dexterity

WORK SCHEDULE

This position is a full time salaried position.

Festival Foods serves guests in over 30 full-service, state-of-the-art supermarkets throughout Wisconsin. At Festival Foods, we're not simply selling groceries; we're on a mission! Every business decision we make is based on our "Boomerang Principle"--empowering our associates to make decisions and take actions that will "Bring the Customer Back". We are proud to be a family and employee-owned company.

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