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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Category Manager, DSD in Keene, New Hampshire

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 Category Manager, you will manage all aspects of an assigned line of products including sales, purchasing, pricing and merchandising.

Job Description


  • Develop strategic business plans for the assorted categories as assigned.

  • Develop sales, buying and profit plans to meet target sales and margin budgets.

  • Manage product mix: variety, selection and quality.

  • Develop and maintains retail and wholesale pricing programs which achieve specific gross profit and revenue goals.

  • Plan product promotions to achieve department objectives

  • Develop and maintain category plan-o-grams and directs retail merchandising.

  • Manage inventory replenishment and investment buying.

  • Manage company and customer assets, store space, inventory, customer profit, and company profit.

  • Responsible for inventory management, ad coordination, price/data integrity, retail pricing and merchandising, vendor partnerships, market analyses, and gross margin control.

  • Travel Required: Yes


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

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


  • Special Skills : Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers, vendors, and C&S management. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and percentages. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Years Of Experience

  • 2-5 : Related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Bachelor's Degree - Business



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