Associated Wholesale Grocers

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Category Manager, Produce
  2. Location: Kansas City, KS
  3. Number: 10016
  4. Post Date: 12/28/2017
Job description

Position Summary

This position will manage fresh produce categories and make decisions based on research and analytics. Working in a team environment, collaborating with cross company buying teams, ensuring our members are receiving the best price for their goods, highest quality and strongest programs.

 Position Responsibilities

  • Knowledge and a proven track record of FOB buying
  • Negotiate promotions with vendors to ensure competitive pricing for our members
  • Compile and analyze weekly ads with the buying team
  • Regularly perform market analysis of competitors merchandising and pricing strategies and analyze the impact
  • Partner with the division teams to satisfy the needs of members regarding produce procurement
  • Oversee departmental financial statements and division P&L
  • Assist the VP, Produce with contract negotiations

Position Requirements

  • Strong understanding of produce procurement operations and regulations
  • Strong network of vendors for sourcing product
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in a similar role
  • Five to seven years of related experience in corporate produce procurement
  • Proficient computer skills, especially in the Microsoft Office suite is required
  • Excels at building effective relationships across a diverse population
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Up to 10% travel required

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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