Category Manager Produce/Floral

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Job Description: 

Responsible for producing a comprehensive and cohesive category strategy which successfully meets the needs of our customers and achieves category goals while supporting brand integrated business plans. Drive the day to day activities of a selling organization culture with a consumer-centric focus through Category, Merchandising and Pricing (CMP) responsibilities. Responsible for thought leadership and category expertise around trends and category innovation. 

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Manages performance for assigned category including margin and shrink
  • Responsible for all category financial & customer metrics
  • Responsible for procurement and replenishment (Fresh) and in stock position at the shelf (Center Store) [Service levels, inventory/days on hand, forecasting and seasonal impacts)
  • Responsible for talent planning, team development and performance management
  • Develops and executes customer-focused category plans and drives a selling culture
  • Manages pricing for assigned categories and influences pricing strategy
  • Subject matter expert for assigned categories
  • Manages assortment and selection for assigned categories (f.e. final approval for all POG decisions)
  • Drives product innovation
  • Vendor negotiation and relationships
  • Develops and builds strong team
Requirements: 
  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college/university or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • 5-7 year’s prior industry experience with a focus on produce is required. 
  • Prior experience developing and monitoring quality specifications, performing price comps, and other related experience is preferred as is a working knowledge of warehouse flow, processes, and procedures. 
  • Prior supervisory/managerial experience is also required.

 

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