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Category Manager

Falconer, NY | Full Time
19 Days Ago

Job Description

Description


The Category Manager will oversee products and suppliers within their categories.


Duties – Category Manager

  • Negotiate accrual programs, growth programs, food show allowances, golf outing program and spot deals with suppliers
  • Negotiate Sales SPIFF’s and promos
  • Look at and evaluate new products and suppliers for stock
  • Side by side product comparisons
  • Assist sales force in product sourcing 
  • Negotiate product pricing
  • Attend Unipro conferences and meet with suppliers
  • Coordinate products for ads & flyers
  • Set up product codes and new supplier numbers
  • Work with sales reps and brokers to move out obsolete inventory
  • Sales meeting participation
  • Product quality assurance
  • Some order placement

 

Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance.
  • Voluntary lines of insurance include supplemental and short and long term disability and whole life.
  • 401k along with employer contributions and match.
  • Profit Sharing
  • Paid time off
  • Pay will be based on experience
  • Work hours, Monday-Friday 7:30am to 4pm

Requirements

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proven negotiation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Understanding of business and management principles.
  • Education and Experience:
  • At least three years of experience in related field required. 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.  
  • Must be able to access all areas of the facility to determine needs.
  • Requires travel.  

Company Overview

  • Website maplevalefarms.com
  • Headquarters FALCONER, NY
  • Size 50 - 100
  • Founded 1951
  • Type Private
  • CEO DOUGLAS NECKERS
  • Revenue $50M - $200M
  • Industry Retail & Wholesale
  • About maplevale farms, inc.

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