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Assistant Category Specialist

  • Location: Woonsocket, 02895
  • Salary: 37.54
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

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Position: Assistant Category Specialist
Location: Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895
Hourly Rate: $37.54/hr.
Term: 12 Months Contract

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
  • Contribute directly to sales and margin goals in assigned category.
  • Analyze profit and loss information for the category, develop sales and margin projections, and assist Category Manager in P&L reconciliation.
  • Analyze relevant data and incorporate findings and recommendations into Category Plans (i.e., optimal SKU mix; Extracare loyalty program; promotional programs) for merchandising programs from 1 to 3 years.
  • Drive tactical execution of day-to- day plan activities (e.g., builds off-shelf plans, tracks promotional period and performs post appraisal to take corrective action if necessary).
  • Collaborate with an internal team of client professionals in Inventory, Pricing, Promotion, Finance, Store Brands, Store Design and Store Operations.
  • Analyze sales records and inventory levels of current stock; seek new, alternative foreign and domestic suppliers.
  • Develop and maintain a strong understanding of current competition; search out new competitive opportunities and make recommendations.
  • Keep abreast of changes in the market.
  • Research customer product preferences, supplier prices and the competitive environment.

Is it a good fit? (Requirements):
  • 2 to 5 years of experience in a retail organization or in an analytical, merchandising, or buying position
  • Bachelor's degree highly preferred
  • Strong working knowledge of retail math concepts and demonstrated application
  • Proven ability to implement strategies and use negotiation tactics to grow sales
  • Technical experience in MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; some Access or other database knowledge

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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