Job Vacancy Merchandiser,Fresh,Independent SpartanNash

Job title: Merchandiser,Fresh,Independent

Company: SpartanNash

Job description: At SpartanNash, we deliver the ingredients for a better life through customer-focused innovation. We do this for our supply chain customers and U.S. military commissaries, retail store guests and, most importantly, our Associates. In fact, we see a day when each will say, “I can’t live without them.”

Our SpartanNash family of Associates is 17,500 strong, ranging from bakery managers to order selectors; from IT developers to vice presidents of finance; from HR Business Partners to export specialists. Each of them plays an integral role in SpartanNash’s People First culture, Operational Excellence and Insights that Drive Solutions. Ready to contribute to the success of our food solutions company? Apply now!

Location: 850 76th Street S.W. – Byron Center, Michigan 49315

Job Description:

This role is responsible to manage the wholesale sales and gross profit for their category and area. Establishes and maintains relationships with all independent customers that are serviced by the division. Ensures the execution of merchandising and marketing plans necessary to drive sales. Provides staff assistance in the areas of sales calls, procurement and merchandising.

Here’s what you’ll do:

Assures assigned stores meet sales, expenses, gross and net profit objectives while monitoring implementation of corporate merchandising programs and operational standards within area of responsibility.

Reviews programs prepared by the Category Management team, recommends adjustments to meet local conditions and works with Sales team and if necessary, directly with independent retailers, on action plans to implement.

Monitors and follows up on operating performance of stores within local territory with specific regard to sales and profit performance of all existing and new products.

Analyze and interpret product category data and train others on how to use data to increase sales and maximize profits. Work with SpartanNash Category/Product Development Managers, industry partners, vendors, brokers, manufacturers and distributors to bring support to category management programs, including reset activities.

Advise Category Management team of product assortment/selection through appropriate analysis such as adding new items or deleting poor performing items to allow Category/Product Development Managers the ability to provide the most appropriate support to members.

Serve as the local primary source of information for assigned categories and use information to influence the team and to improve the results.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Bachelor’s Degree (Required) Business Administration or other related field or equivalent combination of education and/or experience, MBA preferred.

Two years marketing, category management, product management and/or product development experience.

Experience purchasing in a retail or wholesale environment.

Strong oral and written communication, financial acumen, strategic problem solving, leadership, and analytical skills.

Excellent influencing and negotiations skills.

Proven experience working across business units to leverage resources and capabilities to accomplish company goals.

Proficient in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with Category Management and purchasing systems such as Biceps Purchasing System is a plus.

Ability to travel up to 15%.

SpartanNash is a certified Veteran-Friendly Employer. We value the perspectives, backgrounds, skills, work ethic and leadership that those who are military connected bring to the workforce.

As part of our People First culture, SpartanNash is proud to offer .

SpartanNash is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates diversity and believes employing a diverse workforce is key to our success. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals.

We are not able to sponsor work visas for this position.

Expected salary:

Location: Byron Center, MI

Job date: Wed, 25 May 2022 07:19:15 GMT

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