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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Store Supplies Merchandising Analyst in Keene, New Hampshire

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

As a Merchandising Analyst, your role is to negotiate gross profit opportunities and sales programs with the vendor community.

Job Description

Description

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • Responsibilities:

  • Manage sales and gross profit in the supplies/not for resale (NFR) area for C&S’ independent and chain customers.

  • Leverage Scale to deliver Cost efficiencies and operational excellence by Interview vendors, new and existing, negotiate price and incentive programs. This position has responsibility of gross profit as well as the sales strategy to our retailers.

  • Protect and grow our heritage in chains & Win with Independents through engagement with existing customers for new items, problems and solutions. Our retailers rely on this specialist to attain their goals for packaging of products at store level

  • Protect and grow our heritage in chains & Win with Independents--Call on new customers selling the total supply program. Formulate strategy when engaged with a new customer to sell C&S program and support.

  • Leverage Scale to deliver Cost efficiencies and operational excellence--Monitor and review price plans monthly for correct bill out and profit, to ensure our profit goals and that our retailers have the most competitive costs

  • Review budget quarterly to monitor budget vs actuals. Understand fluctuations based on market conditions and react accordingly.

  • Prepare presentations to new customers and work with retail account managers to attain new business company- wide or retain business when in jeopardy.

  • Continually elevate the customer experience through facilitating customer calls on supply issues and also occasional supply orders to service their needs.

  • Review pricing and sign off on monthly supply guides used by our retailers to understand our selection and pricing structure.

  • Additional Responsibilities:

  • In-store; or distributor Supplies experience

  • Food Show sales in supply booth company wide.

  • Monitor issues on quality of supply mix.

  • Coordinate and decide to auction items through buying group or company sourcing group.

  • Travel 50% Domestic

  • Familiar with Sales focused KPI's

  • Multi-Regional Customer Service and Sales Experience

  • Account Management

  • Provides motivating and constructive feedback to the team through coaching and mentoring that the team can translate into development actions.

  • Builds well-rounded teams that produce measurable results to the company.

  • Actively builds a cross functional network to problem solve, remove obstacles and improve business results to the company.

  • Facilitate and implement ongoing training within the team

  • Actively promotes succession planning within the team.

  • Travel Required:No

Environment

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

Skills

  • Specialized Knowledge :

  • Special Skills : 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.

  • Physical abilities: :

  • Other: :

Years Of Experience

  • 2-5 : Related industry experience (wholesale or retail).

Qualifications

Shift

1st Shift (United States of America)

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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