Category Manager Beverage/Beer & Wine Retail

Martin & Bayley Inc. DBA HUCK'S
Carmi, IL
Sep 22, 2017
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description

Beverage/Beer Category Manager

Martin & Bayley, Inc. - HUCK'S (100% Employee Owned) Convenience stores, is currently looking for a skilled Beverage/Beer & wine Category Manger. This person will work closely with Director of Marketing and operations to make sure HUCK'S is procuring, pricing, planogram design/implementation, and promoting the right products effectively and profitably. We are offering a great compensation package!

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

•Coordinating new products and Vault planograms with all vendors for store rollouts. Be the "go to" company expert for Beverage/Beer & Wine categories which may include products/supplies/etc.

•Negotiate (procure) with suppliers to obtain the best deals including but not limited to: Price, freight, marketing assistance, advertising, support for stores events, etc.

•Help buyer Optimize warehouse inventory, assuring high level fill rate to the stores.

•Provide category insights and assortment direction to support merchandising and development of store planograms (placement).

•Provide category insights on retail pricing and clear analysis to set prices that maximize sales and obtain budgeted gross profit dollars and margins (price).

•Provide clear category insight and (sales/movement) analysis on marketing initiatives (promote).

Qualifications: Candidates must have an Associates degree or greater, and category management/buying experience of 1 to 3 Years. Candidates must also possess the following: strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; financial acumen; exercise sound judgment within company guidelines; follow company policies; prioritize and manage multiple tasks; meet deadlines; ability to motivate others and effectively negotiate with vendors; proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel; attention to detail and accuracy; team player; self-motivated. Candidates with category knowledge for c-store retail sales are encouraged to apply.

Candidate must be willing to live in close proximity to Carmi IL. Area

Work Schedule: Typically Monday through Friday, daytime hours, average of 40 to 50 hours per week. Salaried position.

Company Description
Martin and Bayley Inc. HUCK'S 100% Employee Owned Convenience store chain (Midwest)

Carmi, IL


Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:25:48 PDT