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SR. Category Merchandiser - Frozen, Grocery, Dairy - Eden Prairie, MN

SUPERVALU INC. - Eden Prairie, MN

SR. Category Merchandiser - Frozen, Grocery, Dairy - Eden Prairie, MN','96350','Jan 8, 2018','Minnesota-Eden Prairie','','!*!Job Overview:  

Primary responsibility for developing Category Business

Plans for assigned categories; negotiation and implementation of national sales

programs, national shopper marketing events and corporate contract agreements;

delivering supply chain budgeted rebates for all regions; managing key vendor

joint business plans and strategic relationships.  


Job Responsibilities

and Accountabilities: 

This position will assist the regions and

independent retailers to drive sales and profitability through corporate

agreements and merchandising programs with branded vendors.Accountable for negotiation and development of

vendor agreements to meet or exceed Fiscal Year budgeted rebates for all

regions.Review period data to assess sales, trends and

opportunities; communicates performance internally as appropriate. Responsible

for development and delivery of Category Business Plans (CBP) for assigned

categories.  Utilizes market, supplier, and consumer

information to identify national promotional opportunities.  Works closely with wholesale regions and

corporate banner teams to ensure appropriate innovative strategies and programs

are developed and implemented.Cultivates effective relationships with vendors

and leads national vendor negotiations. Oversees and leverages strategic relationships

with key wholesale vendors to drive total company sales and profit growth.  Coordinates and manages Joint Business Plans,

Top to Top  meetings, national scale

events and key new item scorecarding.May be responsible for leading Corporate

Merchandiser(s) and other members of the corporate merchandising staff.  May be responsible for leading merchandising

special projects or programs as assigned. 

All other duties as required or assigned.

Job Requirements:  

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or

related field preferred.5 years of relevant experience which would

include retail store operations, merchandising planning, methodologies and

practices for multiple and diverse retail formats, vendor management

experience, development of innovative merchandising programs and category

management processes to drive independent retail sales.  Understanding of financial management and

gross margin/profitability strategies.Strong knowledge base in supermarket retail and

an understanding of consumer behavior in relation to product performance.  Understands cause/effect relations between

operational levers and performance (assortment/price vs. volume/margins) by

using financial, statistical, merchandising, marketing, and consumer research

background.Champions new ideas and initiatives and creates

an environment that supports innovation; leverages fresh perspectives,

breakthrough ideas and new paradigms to create value in the market.Proven ability to work successfully across many

areas of the Supply Chain business and merchandising functions, strong vendor

and client management skills, ability to lead and influence effective

partnerships with Supply Chain, Wholesale Regions, Retail Banners, and

independent retailers.Ability to negotiate agreements and wholesale

programs in order to gain maximum advantage for costs and vendor funding

opportunities.Has both strategic thinking and tactical

implementation skills to develop corporate agreements and national

merchandising events.  Excellent written

and verbal communication skills to develop and maintain effective business

relationships within and outside of the company.

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


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SR. Category Merchandiser - Frozen, Grocery, Dairy - Eden Prairie, MN SUPERVALU INC. - Eden Prairie, MN, United States


Location: Eden Prairie, 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.