Grocery Category Manager

Position Type: Other Staff
Apply By: July 26, 2019
Posted: July 1, 2019 - 10:29 am EDT
Organization Type: Co-op Retail
Organization: Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op
Organization Location: Saint Paul, MN
Contact Name: Amelia Walicke
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 651-379-1434

About Mississippi Market: Since opening our doors in 1979, Mississippi Market Co-op has been helping our Saint Paul neighbors enjoy high-quality organic, local, and sustainably-raised foods. We currently have three friendly neighborhood stores in Saint Paul that are owned by over 18,000 of our community members.

Full Time employees are eligible for a great benefits package, including health, dental, vision, ESST, PTO, gain sharing, 401(k), 20% discount, and more.

Reports to: Purchasing Manager

Position Summary:

The Grocery Category Manager plans, directs and coordinates the selection, pricing and promotion of packaged grocery, bulk, refrigerated, frozen and bread products for the grocery department to meet the co-op's objectives for sales growth and margin contribution, while managing price perception and meeting our standards of excellence for quality and merchandising.

Specific areas of accountability include: purchasing, pricing, promotions and merchandising, coordinate sampling, events, and providing guidance to store leadership and staff in their area of accountability.

This role requires strategic thinking, an orientation towards results, strong communication, collaboration, problem solving, intercultural competence, and multi-tasking / prioritization / organization skills as well as customer service, adaptability, initiative, self-awareness, resiliency, judgment, and integrity.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years' purchasing experience in the natural or conventional food industry
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the natural foods industry and current industry trends and products
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands, projects, and tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated experience delivering results to meet organizational objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated analytical ability and proficiency in math
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Intermediate proficiency in other Microsoft products and computer-based applications

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Multilingual

Interested candidates, please submit cover letter and resume with application