• Manager, Merchandising

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/28/2018 2:06 PM)
    Requisition ID
    10226
    Company
    Grocers Supply
    Category
    Procurement
  • Company Overview

    Grocers-Supply

     

    Grocers Supply, based in Houston, is the largest wholesale grocery supplier in Texas, supplying over 900 independent grocery stores. Grocers Supply serves customers of all sizes, from single store independent retailers to chains, such as: Fiesta, FoodTown, Market Basket, Cox Foodarama / La Fiesta, Sellers Brothers, Minyard Food Stores, G. E. Foodland, and El Rio Grande.

     

    Working Safely is a Condition for Employment with GSC Wholesale, LLC. GSC Wholesale, LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

    Position Overview

    As the Merchandising Manager, you will manage the Hispanic Merchandising Team. The primary purpose of this position is to: Effectively manage the Merchandising team in closing down weekly sales and gross profit goals and budgets, as well as implement sound merchandising vehicles with our independent retailers. Also, effectively manage the merchandising support staff to ensure proper procedures and job responsibilities are being completed successfully.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for managing and meeting and/or exceeding budgeted sales and gross profit goals for respective divisions on a weekly basis to include weekly gross profit production by the merchandisers as well as the Marketing/Ad funding along with Marketing Director including National Merchandising
    • Responsible for managing the Senior Merchandisers and the merchandising team with vendor issues, credit requests, paybacks, funding tracking, etc
    • Manage personnel both hourly and salaried in merchandising department.
    • Responsible for managing and negotiating vendor contracts that generate steady income stream for division.
    • Responsible for managing the maximization of bill out through alternative sourcing, margin controls, and forward buys
    • Oversee hiring, training, and evaluations for employee development.
    • Responsible for managing and executing special projects demands that are set forth by senior management.

     

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent combination of education and/or experience
    • Bilingual, Spanish and English
    • 5-10 years of procurement/merchandising for a wholesale or retail supermarket organization
    • 5-10 years of category management skill set
    • Excellent leadership, team building, oral and written communication and project management skills.
    • Ability to communicate and lead around a common vision
    • Ability to travel (in and out of town) as business needs necessitate
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, financial reports
    • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, vendors, employees or members of the business community
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals
    • Ability to interpret and produce effectively: spreadsheets, profit & loss statements and data analysis reports
    • Ability to effectively present information to top management, clients, customers public groups, and/or boards of directors
    • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference
    • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical solutions
    • Ability to define problems; collects data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
    • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions in multiple formats and deal with several abstract and concrete variables simultaneously

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