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Retail Category Manager, Adult Beverages

Retail Category Manager, Adult Beverages

300 N. Greene Street Greensboro, North Carolina, United States Date posted 3/8/2024
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The Fresh Market & You:

Our mission is to make everyday eating extraordinary for our guests. We create a warm, welcoming, memorable experience with exceptional, personal service. We’re looking for a new team member who strives for excellence and brings positive energy, commitment, and a “can-do” attitude to work every day. We value teamwork and celebrate our successes as a team and will value your contribution!

Added Benefits for choosing The Fresh Market Team:

  • Team Member discount up to 30%
  • Health, Dental, & Vision insurance available for individual, spouse, partner, and family.
  • 401K contribution and match for part-time and full-time team members
  • Personal time off and additional time off purchase plans are available
  • AND much more!

About the Position:

The Fresh Market currently has an opening for a Retail Category Manager, Adult Beverages in our Store Support Center (099). The Retail Category Manager will support the department in the creation, development, execution, and financial performance of an assigned category.


What You'll Do:
  • Set product assortment for your category based on brand standards and item performance.
  • Develop pricing strategy to achieve department financial goals.
  • Define the promotional strategy based on the role of your category.
  • Determine merchandising minimums, by SKU, for your category.
  • Optimize sales to space through the category review process.
  • Define monthly shrink targets by category.
  • Evaluate new item performance.
  • Maintain schematic integrity with consistent review and updates.
  • Review fixture plans for new store openings.
  • Define and collaborate with cross-functional partners on marketing strategy to support category programs.
  • Monitor trends in new products, consumer behavior, market share, and competition, to inform decisions and initiate and enable innovation.
  • Finds and evaluates new vendors and approves new items/vendors for buys.
  • Ensure quality standards are upheld.

At a minimum, you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  •  4-7+ years of Category Management or related experience.
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of the grocery business and systems/processes.
  • Experience in understanding consumer demand in the fast-paced retail/grocery environment.
  • Ability to develop/maintain strong working relationships with peers and cross-functional teams.
  • Possesses strong merchandising, product, and marketing skills.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical, negotiating, and problem-solving skills.
  • Willing and able to travel for trade shows and store trips.
  • Flexible and adaptive to changing priorities.
  • Able to organize and prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated skills with MS Office applications.
  • Project management skills.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience utilizing Nielsen and/or IRI.
  • Experience with MicroStrategy.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS: Consistent with applicable laws, TFM will make reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and team members, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to TFM. This guiding principle applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring and job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and related medical conditions, national origin, genetic information, uniformed service, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

The statements in this job description are provided to describe the general nature and level of work expected in this role. While these statements include the essential functions of the job, they are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. As we work as a team, there may be times team members are needed to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities based on business needs.