10075 Senior Category Manager, Fresh Food

Energy Recruiters | TX

Posted Date 2/05/2019

Energy Recruiters has been engaged to assist a leading convenience store chain in their search for a Senior Category Manager, Fresh Food.


Based on Experience




The successful candidate will oversee the entire category sales plans from planning and development to execution at the store level. Through this process the Senior Category Manager will ensure all merchandising strategies fit the overall company strategy and store viewpoint.

Manage the category product line through improvements and product mix by national market drivers and regional drivers

Create develop and implement annual and seasonal category plans which include product selection, pricing, projected revenues, promotions and relaying all plans coherently to the store level.

Evaluate suppliers, determining if their products are a fit within the company guidelines

Work with procurement to maximize the lowest cost of acquisition for products and to narrow SKU offering at the store level.

Continually communicate with procurement personnel to achieve the optimum acquisition costs

Regularly meet with national vendors to discover new ideas and products

Develop pricing guidelines

Guides teams of Category Managers, Assistant Category Managers and district personnel according to planning guidelines

Adjusts and monitors pricing according to market indicators provided by field staff

Coordinates all marketing activities with Marketing Department for advertising, promotions, POP, co-op fund agreements and according to promotional strategies and schedules

Monitor all promotional activities with cost/benefit analysis 


Minimum 5 years’ experience in Fresh Foods category management in a vendor/supplier role to large retailers

Adept at financial analysis to perform cost/benefit analysis and for annual business planning

Strong negotiating and communication skills

4 year Bachelor’s Degree


Dan Justin at danj@er-inc.com or 678-392-3890

Professional Interests (choose at least one)
Marketing & Category Management | Retail & Food Service Operations
Geographic Regions (choose at least one)
No Preference/Open to All | Central | Gulf Coast

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