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: 360 Hoffman Court - St Cloud, Minnesota 56303 Job Description: Position Summary: This role is r esponsible to oversee wholesale sales and gross profit for center store merchandising. Establishes and maintains working relationships with independent customers and participates in the execution of merchandising and marketing programs necessary to drive sales. Provides staff assistance for sales calls, procurement and merchandising as necessary. Here’s what you’ll do: - Ensure assigned stores meet sales, expenses, gross and net profit objectives while monitoring implementation of corporate merchandising programs and operational standards within area of responsibility. - Review programs prepared by the Category Management team, recommend adjustments to meet local conditions and work with Sales team and if necessary, directly with independent retailers, on action plans to implement. - Monitor and follow 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 Company's Category/Product Development Managers, industry partners, vendors, brokers, manufacturers, 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; 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) in Business Administration or other related field or equivalent combination of education and/ or experience . - 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 25%. Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to lift and/or move 20 pounds. The associate is frequently required to sit/stand/walk. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is subject to a typical office environment and is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions. Temperatures may vary for those subject to any of the following areas: computer/server room, print shop, production area). The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate but may be high in distribution settings. Travel requirements vary by assignment. 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 a robust and competitive Total Rewards benefits package . 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. Apply
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