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Stores Category Manager

Company: Gordon Food Service
Location: Wyoming
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Job Description:

Join our Stores Division as a COP Category Manager and help us drive sales, margin and case growth through category product planning and execution of strategic product marketing plans, as well as gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with sales, sourcing and procurement to deliver on the categories key metrics.

Your duties include:

* Developing Long Range Strategies for COP category to achieve volume and profit targets in support of organizational goals and objectives

* Developing and facilitating an annual category plan for the assigned category

* Managing and negotiating customer support such as marketing dollars, slotting allowances and costs

* Analyzing sales reports, market trends, and forecasts, to identify customer segment and category targets

* Category sales and profitability by managing pricing, margin, product mix, packaging, seasonal product opportunities, item shrink, and product concerns and complaints

* Providing direction of overall Gordon Food Service Store product lifecycle management from introduction to discontinuance

* Creating, monitoring, and adjusting effective pricing strategies that align with the Store pricing strategy and organizational sales and profit goals and objectives

* Developing methodology and process to strategically market products to support the category/marketing Annual Operating Plan

* Collaborating with suppliers and internal teams to drive and enhance product innovation and development that support consumer trends and result in category growth

* Developing and evolving a core group of image items that differentiate Store from the competition in alignment with consumer trends that result in category growth

* Collaborating with and leveraging the North American Product Marketing Team to develop and manage products that support the Stores vision and category goals and objectives

* Collaborating with and leveraging product vendors to address specific Store needs

* Collaborating with divisional category leaders to understand and support regional store needs using DSD vendors as needed

* Maintaining knowledge of current consumer trends and insights as well as product development and innovation in the assigned category such as seasonal variation and item variety

* Service the store and field teams by providing timely and relevant information and addressing their needs

* Interviewing, hiring, orienting, training and retaining staff

What we need from you:

* Four years previous product, brand, or category management experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience

* Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Business or related field preferred

Find out more about our values, culture, and benefits at gfs.com/careers. Be part of it!

Gordon Food Service values our customers and understands that their success is largely dependent upon their workforce. To demonstrate our commitment to our partnership, we will require any candidate who works for a Gordon Food Service customer to provide a letter of support from their management if they are selected for the interview process.

Gordon Food Service is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants and employees will receive consideration for employment, or in terms or conditions of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. :

If you require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please submit your request to talent@gfs.com and use the words \\"Accommodation Request\\" in your subject line. Please keep in mind this method is reserved for individuals who require accommodation due to a disability.

All Gordon Food Service locations are tobacco-free.

Gordon Food Service is a drug-free workplace and drug tests all employees.

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