Assistant Category Manager
Safeway - Calgary, AB

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The Produce Department has an opening for an Assistant Category Manager. This is a newly created position in the Produce Department.

Qualifications: The following are preferred or desired unless specifically stated:

  • University or College degree with business related focus
  • 1 – 3 years experience in a management position in retail operations
  • Retail operations/merchandising experience
  • Strong analytical skills; attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Category Manager with new item set up and ongoing maintenance
  • Assist with eh resolution of retail pricing issues as required
  • Assist with all aspects of category troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Assist with the review and analysis on margins, deals, retail savings, pricing reference article, forecasts, units of measure, cost, pages and sales sets for accuracy
  • Communicate with buying group to manage inventories
  • Assist in the review of vendor submissions with Category Manager
  • Assist the Category Manager in Ad creation
  • Respond to requests for detail items (unlisted items) to meet store needs
  • Assist the Category Manager in development and management of merchandising programs
  • Collaborate with Category Manager to make decisions about new listing or category performance
  • Utilize all appropriate sources of data to develop and deliver actionable category tactics
  • Review reports and make adjustment as necessary
  • Review under-performing categories by store for consultation with Operations for correction
  • Other duties as assigned

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