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Senior Category Manager - Perishables and Produce (5+ Years Experience)

Company: Cost-U-Less, Inc.
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

Joining The North West Company International (NWCI) gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.

NWCI is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighborhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out for more information.

Key Accountabilities:

Supervises Category Managers (CMs) and signs-off on key decisions:
---Direct and oversee CMs in essential duties (i.e., P&L management, category reviews, category strategies, promo plans, and vendor negotiations)
---Develops and monitors department budget
---Responsible for talent including staffing, training, and performance management

Serves as the "liaison" between departments and other business leads:
---Effectively communicates performance and strategies to VP Procurement & Marketing
---Fosters strong relationships with cross-functional teams to drive sales growth

Owns category assortment and performance for select categories, supported by CM I:
---Make assortment decisions to achieve category roles and financial targets
---Supervise and coach CM I, who drives day-to-day category management activities

Coordinates messaging / strategy for suppliers that cut across multiple CMs

Desired Skills & Experience:
---Experience in a supervisory role, or previous experience as a high-performing Category Manager
---Strong facilitation and influencing skills, and ability to manage relationships
---Strong project management, analytical and decision-making skills
---Strong organizational and time management skills

Working Conditions:

--- Fast paced office environment
--- Primarily computer work; able to sit or stand in one place for long periods of time
--- Multiple phone calls and meetings on a daily/weekly basis
--- Open area office environment
--- Ability to travel 30% of the time.

Location: Boca Raton, FL
Reports to: Vice President of Procurement and Marketing, Cost.U.Less

NOTE: If an existing employee is selected for a posted position they will be required to remain in that position a minimum of one year prior to applying for other posted positions unless authorized by their current supervisor. New employees to the company must also remain in their position a minimum of one year prior to applying for posted positions unless authorized by their supervisor. This position adheres to the Corporate Job Posting Guidelines.

A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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