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Category Manager

Company: LA LOMITA INC
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

LLI El Tigre Food stores, and Tex Best Travel Centers is a Family-Owned Business based in Edinburg Texas. For over 30 years, the company's guiding principles have been to provide our customers with the best retail convenience and travel center experience possible. - Our commitment to excellence in Our Stores is unparalleled in Clean Facilities, Fast Friendly Service, Quality product offering, and Delicious Homestyle Food from our Red Pepper Delis.Category ManagerDuties and Responsibilities - - - - - - - - - Ensure that best-in-class category management principles and processes are applied to - -all assigned categories: Develop - - - - - - -and executes annual category business plans including category specific roles, strategies, and tactics as well as overall - - - - - - - -marketing goals and objectives. - - - - - - - - - Work closely with operations to ensure effective execution of all programs through frequent store visits, in store training - - - - - - -and all communications methods. - - - - - - - - - Establishes pricing and margins for assigned categories. Completes competitive price surveys and looks for Price - - - - - - - - - - - - - Optimization opportunities. - - - - - - - - - Responsible for product assortment, merchandising, planograms, placement, item deletion and store layouts for assigned - - - - - - categories using Scan Data and Space Management principles. - - - - - - - - - Coordinates and implements monthly promotions. - Clearly communicate these promotions to Vendors, Pricebook and - - - - - - - - - Operations. - - - - - - - - - Analyze Monthly Sales data and prepare category analysis. - - - - - - - - - Secures and administers rebates and allowances. Reconciles rebates on a quarterly basis. - - - - - - - - - Coordinates and tracks testing of new products/equipment. Publishes results and recommendations. - - - - - - - - - Analyze customer and market research data and reports of assigned categories. - - - - - Develop incentive programs and contests to drive engagement of customers and store associates. - - - - - -Establish, build, and manage critical supplier relationships, including ownership across all negotiation - - - - - - - - - - - -Negotiate product cost with regional vendor partners. - - - - - - - - - Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; - - - - - - establishing personal networks.

  • - - - - - - - - - Additional projects as required by the Sr. Director of Marketing.
  • QualificationsThe position requirements include, but are not limited to: - - - - - - - - - Minimum five (5) years of experience in retail marketing or operations preferred. - - - - - - - - - Must be computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. - - - - - - - - - Direct experience or a clear understanding of Category Management and the Convenience Retail business will be a - - - - - - - - clear advantage. - - - - - - - - - First-hand experience and understanding of Category Management, as well direct consumer goods retailing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - experience is a key advantage. - - - - - - - - - Ability to travel to store locations as needed (Expected Travel 25-40%) - - - - - - - - - A current valid driver's license with a clean abstract is required.
  • Competencies - - - - - - - - - Results driven mindset; able to deliver against or support delivery of stretching business targets. - - - - - - - - - Takes initiative and works independently as well as within a team environment. - - - - - - - - - Strong analytical and organizational skills.
    • Negotiations skills; demonstrable negotiation skills.
    • Insights Orientated; rounded understanding of the dynamics of the shopper and the retailer, underpinned by a deep consumer led mindset.
    • Collaborative; able to work across multiple external and internal touch points, an effective team player and contributor.
    • Resilience; up for a challenge and able to prioritize workload when under pressure from different stakeholders.
    • Attention to detail; strict attention to detail must be applied to all work; ensuring all tasks are accomplished within the timescales specified.
    • Ability to communicate, verbal or written in a professional and positive demeanor with associates, vendors, customers, and clients.
    • EducationThe position requires the following educational experience:--- Bachelor's Degree in Business, Management, or a related field.--- Or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge.


Keywords: LA LOMITA INC, Edinburg , Category Manager, Executive , Edinburg, Texas

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