Sr Dir, Merchandising

Job Locations US-TX-Houston
Posted Date 5 months ago(10/2/2017 12:27 PM)
Requisition ID
Grocers Supply

Company Overview



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 a Senior Director of Merchandising, you will effectively manage the Merchandising team in closing down weekly gross profit goals and budgets, as well as implement sound merchandising vehicles with our independent retailers.


  • Lead the team in their daily activities for achieving weekly gross profit numbers (gross/flyer/incentives).
  • Daily negotiation and work with vendors on rebate programs for C&S.
  • Responsible for leading special projects and team action items that are set forth by senior management.
  • Review all price changes for Grocery, Candy, and Frozen for accuracy before implementation; ensure that we have maximized any pertinent forward buys.
  • Oversee and work on quarterly gross profit goals with both the team and the vendor community.
  • Review Post Audit pending deductions for accuracy prior to actual deduction from vendor.
  • Oversee and perform quarterly and annual employee reviews, both salaried and hourly.
  • Lead the team in ensuring diverting penetration on pertinent vendors is maximized.
  • Lead the team to solve for IMS/deduction issues to limit our liability.
  • Responsible for leading new customer start up on planning, implementation, and execution.
  • Cover responsibilities for Senior Director of Merchandising or VP of Merchandising, as needed.
  • Represent C&S at various trade industry events throughout the year at an off-site meeting place.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work-related experience
  • Five to eight years of experience in related field
  • Understanding of core competencies of wholesale model, ability to lead others, understanding of commodities, and how they work
  • Excellent human resource management skills in coaching, training, mentoring, recognizing, and developing corrective actions
  • Negotiating skills, problem solving, and setting and communicating direction
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to multitask in a fast-paced environment


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