Grocery Category Coordinator
Safeway - Calgary, AB

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Macdonalds Consolidated Independent Sales has an opening for a Grocery Category Coordinator.

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

  • Post secondary degree or certificate (Business/Marketing)
  • 3-4 years experience in a retail environment
  • Marketing and Planning experience
  • PC applications including mainframe, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent negotiating skills and experience developing win/win relationships
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • High degree of initiative and results oriented
  • Excellent organizational/multi tasking skills
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Negotiating directly with vendors on promotional contracts and allowances
  • Collaborate with suppliers to create optimal marketing and promotional strategies
  • Exceed weekly sales and allowance targets
  • Make selection of items ensuring proper mix for weekly retail flyer
  • Set flyer retails that maintain customer grosses
  • Estimate sales and report on weekly flyer results
  • Develop everyday pricing guidelines and maintain or exceed sales/gross expectations
  • Coordinate with buyers to ensure adequate stock requirements
  • Monitor and report on stock shortages and out of stock situations
  • Increase incremental sales via “Call for Orders”
  • Promote seasonal items and increase sales of said items