Category Manager

General Summary:
Reports to the Receiving Supervisor

Accountable for replenishment and upholding the quality and standards of goods in the store.

Primary Responsibility:
Responsible for the flow of merchandise from the point of delivery to the sales floor or internal destination. Also responsible for unpacking, processing, organizing, and storing merchandise. Ensures that products are easily accessible, visually appealing, and constantly available.

Essential Functions:

  • Enhances the brand image of both the products and the store, and positively impact the customer experience
  • Ensures that all items are stocked and area is ready for customers to shop
  • Ensures that warehouse is clean and safe to shop
  • Sorts grocery items and assigns them with relevant labels and price tags
  • Stacks goods in an organized manner in the store shelves
  • Maintains replenishment of products in a timely manner
  • Keeps products rotated and maintains product quality
  • Ensures perishable goods are stored at the appropriate temperature
  • Maintains regular inventory counts.
  • Prominently displaying promotional offers
  • Reports damages and discrepancies to the supervisor
  • Co-coordinating work functions with the sales team and other departments
  • Fronting and facing products

Experience and Skills:

  • 2-3 years’ experience working with scanners and in a large distribution company
  • Excellent written and verbal communication abilities
  • Ability to effectively manage time, meet targets and work in a team
  • In compliance with the food and safety regulations

Educational Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged walking and standing for 8 continuous hours including but not limited to a concrete or tile surface
  • Product replenishing which includes frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, balancing, pushing and pulling
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs

Additional Information:
Number of Openings:    1 
Starting Date: Immediate

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job.  Responsibilities are subject to change.Category Manager
Number of Openings: 1 – Start Date: Immediate

General Summary:
Reports to the Procurement Manager

The Category Manager position manages assigned categories within a procurement team with major responsibilities in achieving both financial and department goals. It is responsible for all buying functions of assigned products and is the resident expert for all products within the assigned category. Fosters strong business relationship with suppliers and supports Procurement Manager. Manages and updates an ongoing network of reliable suppliers.

Primary Responsibility:
Developing strong relationships with suppliers throughout North America with the goal of selecting vendors, assessing vendor capabilities and evaluating vendor performance. Strong understanding of shipping requirements to ensure products are sourced and shipped at lowest possible cost. Find and develop appropriate buying sources to assure proper variety and pricing for members. Also responsible for monitoring buying network (online, email, etc.,) to keep up to date on ongoing special buys, promotions, and new opportunities.

Essential Functions:

  • Negotiates annual programs, cost, delivery and payment terms for assigned categories.
  • Manages category business plans, budgeted allowances and margins within assigned categories.
  • Establishes new product selections. Identifies emerging trends, brands and items within assigned categories through lifestyle research, industry publications, supplier meetings, trade shows and market data.
  • Manages promotional activity, seasonal activity and merchandising selling events within assigned categories.
  • Manages new and discontinued items process to include an exit plan for all discontinued item inventory.
  • Manages inventory on slow movers, discontinued items, items with zero movement and develops plans for minimizing each.
  • Develops and communicates reporting on category item performance trends in markets we operate with regular updates.
  • Plan-o-gram development and recommendations for our members based on results and market data.
  • Manages vendor contracts to ensure timely receipt of rebates and promotional funding.
  • Updates and maintains all essential information such as cost, size, UPC, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Experience and Skills:

  • 5 years retail/wholesale purchasing experience with manufacturers, distributors and alternative buying sources
  • Existing network of alternative buying sources in consumer goods.
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Very strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Good communications skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Excellent understanding of Microsoft Office

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • May be standing or sitting for extend period of times
  • Occasional light travel
  • Extended period of time working in front of computer monitor
  • Some days of prolonged walking

Additional Information:
Number of Openings:    1
Starting Date:                    Immediate

The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job.  Responsibilities are subject to change.

Interested candidates are requested to forward their resume to careers@ghraonline.com