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Director of Merchandising II: Meat - Hopkins, MN


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Job Overview: 

Responsible for organizing and articulating the near and

long-term strategic plans for merchandising team and communicate the vision

across the merchandising and marketing organization. Provide leadership and

direction to create sales driving strategies, programs and events that lead to

strong Retailer sales and profit with corresponding strong sales and profit for

SUPERVALU. Ensure the integrity and execution of merchandising initiatives and

business development plans for categories.


Job Responsibilities and


Analyze the changing retail environment related to

specific market areas; Provide leadership direction and create plans to

provide sales and profitability for region customers and SUPERVALU.

Maintain an on-going scheduled category review process

with the merchandising staff to include the following:


Review of sales from the previous year and

next year's goals


Analysis of all the vendors in the category


Updates on plan-o-grams to support SKU

rationalization and  item changes


Analysis of current year pricing strategy and

pricing strategy for the next year


Review of promotional program and planning

for the next year


Analysis of consumer purchase behavior and



Ensure product freshness, proper rotation and

proper quality control procedures

Review and sign off the P&L; including income and

expenses and have the ability to diagnose and research issues across

functions to find and correct errors in the sales and gross for the

departments. Ensure SOX compliance.

Set clear goals and provide direction; build good

teams and be innovative and creative.

Ensure the best talent is recruited for the

department, insure pro-active training and development is implemented and

enhanced for all staff associates.

Establish and maintain cross-functional relationships

with Procurement, Logistics, Marketing, Home Office, Finance, Advertising,

Company retail banner merchandising team and across regions.


Scope: Responsible to manage $1B in annual gross

sales - Categories include: Meat or Produce, Direct Reports: 4  Indirect Reports: 29-36, P&Ls 6-9


Job Requirements:


Possess good leadership skills and the

ability to supervise the work of others. 

Must be able to motivate and work with and through others to achieve

desires results.


Possess excellent communication skills, both

verbal and written.  Deals effectively

with a wide variety of people both in person and over the telephone.


Requires basic computer skills and personal

computer experience, with word processing and spreadsheet applications



Requires the analytical ability to handle

administrative duties and mental alertness to ensure accurate, safe, and

thorough completion of work activities. 

Possess ability to concentrate and deal with frequent interruptions.


Four year degree or

equivalent experience essential.


Seven to ten years

retail management and/or wholesale merchandising management experience



Strong strategic

planning leadership skills essential


Why Work for SUPERVALU? 

As one of the

largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the United States, SUPERVALU is

dedicated to feeding our communities by providing innovative, customer-centric

solutions. We deliver on that promise every day through a strong network of

30,000 talented employees who supply the best national brands and our own

high-quality and affordable private label products to thousands of customers,

and millions of consumers, nationwide. With a wide variety of services and

industry leading expertise, SUPERVALU offers you the opportunity to shape the

food industry through every stage of your career.





All qualified

applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,

color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,

disability, protected veteran status.  SUPERVALU is an EO employer –

M/F/Veteran/Disability.  VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Director of Merchandising II: Meat - Hopkins, MN SUPERVALU INC. - Hopkins, MN, United States


Location: Hopkins, MN

Company Profile:
SUPERVALU® is a grocery industry leader, serving customers through more than 3,400 owned, licensed, franchised and affiliated stores across the country. Our roots are in supply chain and wholesale distribution; in subsequent years we’ve grown to include traditional and hard discount grocery retail formats. Today we proudly provide millions of customers with the best products on the shelves: national brands and our high-quality and affordable private label products. Superior service, engrained in our culture, sets us apart from the competition and provides the experience our customers expect.