Job Description

Join Pilot Flying J as a Grocery Associate Category Manager

This position will require someone with:

* High school diploma or equivalent certification required
* Bachelor’s degree in retail or business preferred
* Minimum two years’ retail or similar experience preferred
* Category management experience preferred with a retail company, especially in grocery, drug, mass and convenience store industries.
* Analyze and purchase seasonal products and effectively manage mark downs and margin strategy.
* Effectively manage direct store delivery vendors to grow sales and margin.
* Pro-actively find new products including but not limited to seasonal products, regional products and regional vendors
* Intermediate Microsoft Office skills
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
* Ability to analyze, think critically, and problem solve
* Ability to work independently or collaboratively within a group
* Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously
* Ability to think creatively and identify new solutions
* Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
* Ability to communicate professionally with all corporate levels, vendors, and customers
* Comfortable with changing technology

The basic duties of this position include:

* Provide detailed analysis of assigned category performance including areas of product assortment, pricing, promotions, and price changes
* Create and maintain reports to track performance and identify opportunities against established metrics
* Manage the flow of vendor funding from planning through the Accounts Receivable (AR) and Accounts Payable (AP) processes
* Assist in the oversight of the category profit and loss (P&L)
* Assist in developing annual category business plan and participate in presentation to senior leadership
* Utilize company data and reporting systems to identify and create action plans for store level opportunities
* Oversee a project from idea phase through in-store implementation, including execution of total merchandising, distribution, creative, suggested order set-up, etc.
* Maintain active communication with operations regarding initiatives and opportunities
* Participate in vendor negotiations; develop negotiation skills with supervision
* Maintain competitive analysis, including competitive store and market visits
* Model behaviors that support the company’s common purpose; ensure guests and team members are supported at the highest level
* Ensure all activities are in compliance with rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
* Complete other duties as assigned


Application Instructions

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