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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Center Store Category Specialist in Edison, New Jersey

About Our Company

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

The Center Store Category Specialist will be responsible to consult, advise, and direct the company's retail customer base on best practices to grow Center Store Categories, including Dry Grocery, Frozen, Dairy and GM/HBC, as well as drive market share and increased non-perishable revenue and profitability. The position will engage decision makers and Independent Retailers who are involved with assisting with sales and merchandising of: Corporate Brands; New item Introductions and Product Concentration increases associated with high priority categories.

Job Description

Description

  • Drive the distribution of Corporate Brands, filling all category voids and establishing a fair share of shelf for current and potential SKUs

  • Gain authorization and distribution on New Items in line with sell-in objectives and forecast of revenue goals

  • Identify and act on major PCR growth opportunities

  • Visit routed individual stores to assist retailers in achieving and maintaining a business relationship with the company, including problem solving, negotiating, and development of programs while securing integrity and trust between the company and the retailer

  • Provide regular Category Training on new items, merchandising and departmental best practices

  • Assist Grocery department managers, owners, and/or supervisors with product selection, training on new products and proper merchandising, retails to establish proper gross profits for departments, assist writing ads using ad program, and maintaining the product list with acceptable retails

  • Sell special buy programs and associated merchandising programs

  • Travel Required:Yes

Environment

  • Office : Office Temperature (65F to 75F)

Skills

  • Specialized Knowledge : Knowledge of Product Procurement and Vendor Relations; Supply Chain and Private Label product knowledge

  • Special Skills : Professional verbal and written communication skills; organization and collaboration skills; sound wholesale and retail financial acumen and analytical capabilities

  • Physical abilities: :

  • Other: : Must be able to travel occasionally

Years Of Experience

  • 5-7 : years of relevant wholesale or perishable retail work experience

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree - General Studies

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Company

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.

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.

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