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Grocery Category Manager

Company: Mother's Market & Kitchen
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Salary Range: $64,480 - $80,000

JOB OVERVIEW Under the supervision of the CMO and VP of Merchandising, the -Grocery Category Managerperforms the following duties:


  • Develops category goals & strategies and product assortments through the lens of our core customer, ensuring a strong mix of national brand product relevance, best-in-class local product relevance, and best-in-class private label product relevance
  • Responsible for business financial performance, developing strategies that drive profitable sales through data-rich, customer centric assortment selection, product development, pricing, presentation, and promotion
  • Accountable for the financial performance of the designated product portfolio, and for the performance of the supplier network that supports these categories
  • This role has a high degree of accountability to the outcomes of the business, along with a keen understanding of how to work across teams and influence broadly to achieve the objective
  • Operates as a subject matter expert for their product categories, inclusive of industry knowledge, familiarity with suppliers and broader industry
  • Actively consumes and distills data into actionable insights for the business
  • Collaborates with stakeholders on achieving financial plans and category objectives
  • Execute category strategy based on financial expectations, category role, category performance, customer and product trends and competitive landscape
  • Develops and nurtures key strategic partnerships and strong working knowledge of the supplier and industry landscape
  • Actively manages the performance of our supplier network through communication and regular engagements to keep close on progress and ensure prioritization of key initiatives
  • Understands customer trends and stays focused on competitive landscape
  • Provides accurate and complete information in reports and communications
  • Proficient using MS Office, Excel, database and word processing programs
  • Exceptional organization and attention to detail
  • Strong decision-making, negotiation, and leadership skills
  • Ability to multi- task and succeed in a fast-paced environment
  • Exceptional communication and relationship-building skills
  • Previous experience with planogram execution required
  • Works in a fast-paced environment with a focus on customer service
  • Flexibility for shifts, days, and schedules. Hours may vary and may include Holidays and weekends
  • Must be willing to travel to stores and tradeshows on an occasional basis
  • Performs other duties as assigned Job Requirements
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Effective communication and negotiating experience.
    • The team has a passion and knowledge of natural foods. Natural foods experience not required but beneficial.
    • Proficient in Outlook: email and calendar management
    • Proficient in PowerPoint
    • Available to work weekdays and as needed nights and weekends Qualifications
      • Minimum of 5 years of experience in category management and team leadership, and/or food industry/product development equivalent.
      • Experience operating in a robust merchandising/purchasing operation to include assortment planning, inventory management, space & adjacency planning, promotion and price planning
      • Minimum of 2 years sourcing branded packaged products required. You have been redirected to a Mother's Market & Kitchen, Inc. job page

Keywords: Mother's Market & Kitchen, Costa Mesa , Grocery Category Manager, Executive , Costa Mesa, California

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