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Category Merch Specialist - I - Remote/East Region

Company: UNFI
Location: Providence
Posted on: June 6, 2024

Job Description:

**Must reside in Eastern Region**PURPOSE:The Category Merch Specialist is responsible for executing specialized support tasks in a specific merchandising department. These functions are exercised across various systems and require timely input with a high level of accuracy. Will provide support tasks related to executing sales and merchandising strategies.JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:Gathers and inputs information into the promotional planning systems and communicates that information to the appropriate retailers and/or regions.Responsible for keeping information related to assortment and shelf accurate in the appropriate systems.Communicates pricing guidelines and recommendations to the appropriate retailers and regions. Ensures accurate input of pricing information and deals in conjunction with the Category Manager.Responsible for accurate input of deals into the appropriate systems. Assists the Category Manager in accurate record-keeping associated with contracts, deals, and promotions.Provide as-needed support to the Category Manager related to planning. Assists in gathering appropriate information, record keeping, and filing related to the planning process.Acts as a point of contact for customer requests or questions and liaises between other business planning groups.Processes exception orders and order entry in the system.Reviews and approves vendor promotions.Information gathering, compiling, and spreadsheet creation.Develops, maintains, and reviews basic Excel templates and reports.Provides Vendor support as necessary such as sending samples or picking up products.Performs other relevant job duties as required.JOB REQUIREMENTS:Education/ Certifications:2-year degree or equivalent experience.Experience:0-2 years of retail and/or supply chain merchandising experience with a solid understanding of operations, systems, category management, and merchandising.Skills/Abilities:Strong planning and organizational skills will be required. Must have the ability to use basic Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and use them to organize information.Basic understanding of business planning and category management preferred.Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, matrixed environment. Must be able to work effectively within your team while developing strong relationships with others such as other internal teams, vendors, and customers.Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective business relationships.Must have a strong attention to detail. Accurate input of information into multiple systems is critical to this position.PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/ DEMANDS:Some travel may be required.Incumbent may sit for long periods at a desk or computer terminal.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.Incumbent may use calculators, keyboards, telephones, and other office equipment during the normal workday.Stooping, bending, twisting, and reaching may be required in the completion of job duties.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.#LI-Remote

Keywords: UNFI, Providence , Category Merch Specialist - I - Remote/East Region, Other , Providence, Rhode Island

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