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Category Manager

Company: RDP Foodservice LTD
Location: Columbus
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CATEGORY MANAGER
The Category Manager is responsible for providing insight and recommendations to enhance the purchasing of RDP's disposable product assortment to improve sales, operations, and profitability.CATEGORY MANAGER ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Collaborate with sales and merchandising to continuously improve results to maximize purchasing opportunities and customer fulfilment.
  • Works with sales on solutions for restaurant operators, and marketing to promote sales initiatives.
  • Develop category strategies that drive product cost reduction and optimize inventory turns.
  • Analyze data or insights to determine products trends.
  • Communicates directly with local RDP supplier and brokers.
  • Foster trust relationships with suppliers and brokers to achieve better pricing and quality of service.
  • Participate in local supplier negotiations.
  • Recommend changes and actions to management by providing fact-based, data-driven guidance aimed at enhancing category effectiveness and performance by conducting product assortment review and analysis by category and identifying top performing SKUs.
  • Supports inventory depletions, new items and vendor creations.CATEGORY MANAGER JOB QUALIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related field
    • 3 to 5 years' experience as a category manager or similar role working within a wholesale or foodservice distribution environment
    • Solid knowledge of category management, marketing, and sales principles
    • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel (ie. pivot tables, formula creation, etc)
    • Strong supplier negotiation skills and ability to form a professional relationship with suppliers and vendors
    • Systems oriented, enjoys working with new tools and software
    • Good verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and analytical skillsOur Category Manager will be given a salary to commensurate with experience. Also, full-time employees enjoy comprehensive benefits including medical insurance with employee contribution, a company-paid $25,000 employee life insurance policy, paid time off (PTO), and a 401(k)-program option with company match.WORK SCHEDULE
      This position is located in our corporate office in Hilliard, OH. Schedule is Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm.

      RDP Foodservice provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: RDP Foodservice LTD, Columbus , Category Manager, Executive , Columbus, Ohio

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