C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Associate Merchandising Analyst in Houston, Texas

Company Overview

Grocers Supply , based in Houston, is the largest wholesale grocery supplier in Texas, supplying over 900 independent grocery stores. Grocers Supply serves customers of all sizes, from single store independent retailers to chains, such as: Fiesta, FoodTown, Market Basket, Cox Foodarama / La Fiesta, Sellers Brothers, Minyard Food Stores, G. E. Foodland, and El Rio Grande.

Working Safely is a Condition for Employment with GSC Wholesale, LLC. GSC Wholesale, LLC 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 an Associate Merchandising Analyst , your role is to negotiate gross profit opportunities and sales programs with the vendor community.

Responsibilities

  • Negotiate gross profit buying opportunities with vendors (buys/slotting/DPS/etc.) while maximizing bill out inventory profit (last buys before increases/bracket buys/alternate sourcing).

  • Negotiate and execute promotional merchandising programs with vendor (ads/food show/block buys) including national merchandising.

  • Manage proper execution of reconciliation of vendor incentives (quarterly, monthly, prepay, OI) in order to ensure accuracy and proper timeliness from vendor community.

  • Setup and maintain item and vendor data integrity (pricing/item accuracy/item changes/item assortment/category marketing info/lost margin resolution)

  • Work on special projects with seniors and mangers, as necessary.

  • Study and anticipate commodity changes to maximize revenue.

  • Assist vendors and buyers with dead and excess inventory resolution.

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

  • Division representative for specific weekly company conference calls (multi division) on consolidated book

  • Food-show coordinator; Merchandising key account contact / other retail contact.

  • Vendor trade relations coordinator; candy program planning; trainer for C&S personnel.

  • Informal lead for flyer-merchandising programs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or relevant work experience

  • Two years' related grocery industry experience (wholesale or retail)

  • Capability to develop new programs with vendors that offer opportunities to the customer

  • Intermediate in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Professional verbal and written communication skills

  • Negotiation, organization, prioritization, and problem solving skills

Requisition ID 11840

Company Grocers Supply

Category Merchandising

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