Merchandising Analyst

US-NJ-Edison
2 months ago
Requisition ID
7479
C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.
Category
Merchandising

Company Overview

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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc., based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

 

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers 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 a Merchandising Analyst, your role is to negotiate gross profit opportunities and sales programs with the vendor community.

Responsibilities

  • Negotiate gross profit buying opportunities with vendors (buys/slotting/DPS/etc.) while maximizing bill out inventory profit (last buys before increases/bracket buys/alternate sourcing).
  • Negotiate and execute promotional merchandising programs with vendor (ads/food show/block buys) including national merchandising.
  • Manage proper execution of reconciliation of vendor incentives (quarterly, monthly, prepay, OI) in order to ensure accuracy and proper timeliness from vendor community.
  • Setup and maintain item and vendor data integrity (pricing/item accuracy/item changes/item assortment/category marketing info/lost margin resolution)
  • Work on special projects with seniors and mangers, as necessary.
  • Study and anticipate commodity changes to maximize revenue.
  • Assist vendors and buyers with dead and excess inventory resolution.
  • Interface with outside C&S departments as well as retail customers for resolutions, IMS-Vendor relations, and Prompt- AVS resolutions.
  • Division representative for specific weekly company conference calls.
  • Food-show coordinator; Merchandising key account contact / other retail contact.
  • Vendor trade relations coordinator; candy program planning; trainer for C&S personnel.
  • Informal lead for flyer-merchandising programs.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or relevant work experience
  • Two years' related industry experience (wholesale or retail)
  • Basic computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Negotiation, organization, prioritization, and problem solving skills

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