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Category Specialist

  • Location: Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 33178
  • Salary: 34.54
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 9 days ago

Interested in getting into the high-in-demand healthcare field? Check out this opportunity!
 
Position: Category Specialist
Location: Miami, Florida 33178
Hourly Rate: $34.54/hr.
Term: 3 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.
  • Responsible planogram review and assortment and flow optimization.
  • Analyze relevant data and incorporate findings and recommendations into Category Plans (i.e., optimal SKU mix; 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, seasonal programs, track promotional period and performs post appraisal to take corrective action if necessary.
  • Responsible for promotional strategy and execution.
  • Collaborate with an internal team of 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):
  • High school diploma
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in a retail organization or in an analytical, merchandising, or buying position 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.
  • Willingness to travel 5-10%.