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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. National Category Merchandiser in Charleston, South Carolina

About Our Company

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. , based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Position Overview

As a National Category Merchandiser (NCM), your role is to negotiate and expand gross profit opportunities and sales programs with a designated roster of large, National vendors within assigned categories.This role is the bridge between National Vendors and Regional Merchandising teams and their customers. As a member of a National Merchandising team, NCMs are responsible for developing growth strategies, optimizing assortment, negotiating national deals, setting merchandising objectives and related sales programs for 3-5 Non-perishable or List Cost Fresh categories. Leadership of these categories will be defined by formatting, communicating, assisting in Regional translations and monitoring execution/ results via Regional Merchandising Teams. Success will be defined by category growth, gross margin expansion and customer satisfaction. Will work collaboratively with Category Development Managers to understand and actualize emerging category trends and consumer needs and reflect in strategic category growth plans.

Job Description

Description

  • Negotiate National Merchandising programs for all Independent Merchandising divisions with all assigned categories/manufacturers

  • Optimize manufacturer category trade funding through funding knowledge, analytics, tracking and strategic planning

  • Generate National Merchandising programs that provide competitive vehicles for the independent customers through an understanding of regional itemization, trends, demographics, pricing and manufacturer go to market strategies.

  • Setup and maintain item and National vendor data integrity (pricing/item accuracy/item changes/item assortment/category marketing info/ deductions)

  • Contribute to the achievement of both National and Regional gross profit goals

  • Manage product mix through manufacturer innovation and collaboration with the Category Development Managers

  • Interface with outside C&S departments as well as retail customers for resolutions, IMS-Vendor relations, and Prompt- AVS resolutions.

  • Coordinate with regional merchandising teams for program planning, execution and financial achievement

  • Assist with regional foodshow manufacturer support and programs

  • Travel Required:Yes

Environment

  • Office : Office Temperature (65F to 75F)

Skills

  • Specialized Knowledge : Category Management, Sales Finance

  • Special Skills : Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Professional verbal and written communication skills. Negotiation, organization, prioritization, and problem solving skills

  • Physical abilities: :

  • Other: :

Years Of Experience

  • 5-7 : Related industry experience (wholesale or retail)

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree - Business Administration

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Company

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

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