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Category Manager I

Company: Alex Lee
Location: Hickory
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

-To achieve sales, profit and customer satisfaction goals by acting as the category expert. - Develops programs to position us to win in the marketplace -Responsible for omnichannel advertising strategy: print, digital, social media and marketing MDI Evolve services to suppliers -Using internal movement and IRI or Nielson market data, develops a plan for each category to achieve retail sales and gross profits, market share goals and specified positioning. - Obtains support from all key players. - Considers implementation of the plan at retail effect the total yield of the category. - Annual strategy plans to be presented to Brand Directors for approval -Determines correct product assortment in current and new markets, including Private Brand offerings. - Works closely with the Center of Excellence to complete planograms and their successful implementation. - Closely monitors results of resets to minimize out of stocks and markdowns. -Negotiates with vendors for lowest cost of goods. - Understands and analyzes vendor cost and promotional allowance structures and how our net cost of goods compares to competition. - Provide items for advertising to Brand Directors. - Involved in negotiating and executing PVAs -Sets promotional plans for items and categories that increase sales to the consumer, satisfy vendor requirements and achieve the desired total net profits. - Works closely with Brand Directors to develop ideas for promotion and advertising and ensure their correct implementation -Stays abreast of changes in the marketplace in assigned categories by visiting our stores and competition on a regular basis. - Include visits to Walmart Supercenters and non-traditional competition. -Works with pricing to monitor and implement pricing strategy and gives final approval -Works with Brand Directors on the MDI Food Show with planning and implementation for ads -Responsible for sales and profit result of respective categories, monitored through Category Scorecard -Works with members of MDI procurement to ensure we are achieving desired goals and service levels -Responsible for sales and profits of respective categories with Just Save stores -Responsible for coordination and execution of strategies outlined in Join Business Planning session. - Coordinating with Lowes Foods on aligned strategiesBachelor's degree in business or related field or equivalent work experience -Skilled in negotiation and analysis -Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications, IRI or Nielsen marketing systems as well as internal systems -Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, including conflict resolution. - -#LI-JD1

Keywords: Alex Lee, Hickory , Category Manager I, Executive , Hickory, North Carolina

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