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Director Vendor Relations and Category Management

Food distributor is seeking a Director of Vendor Relations and Category Management.


Responsibilities:





  • Manage and build relationships with supplier and grocery retailers

  • Manage budgeted sales and expenses

  • Manage team of category managers and merchandisers

  • Negotiate contracts and agreements

  • Represent company at trade shows

  • Manage promotions and pricing strategies

  • Develop managed data and reporting

  • Seek opportunities for growth and communication





Requirements:



  • Minimum BA/BS, MBA preferred

  • 8+ years of grocery category management and merchandising experience

  • Specialty food experience

  • Experience on the food distributor side is preferred, as opposed to the retail side

  • Track record of success and growth


Company will provide relocation package.




 

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