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MERCHANDISING MANAGER

Company: Green Star Cooperative Market Inc
Location: Horseheads
Posted on: July 8, 2024

Job Description:

Description:GreenStar offers excellent time off benefits & flexible and affordable health care options!Purpose: To ensure visual merchandising, pricing, and sales of Grocery products; and to create pricing strategies and product displays in order to effectively market and promote them. To manage relationships with vendors by negotiating pricing, delivery, and payment terms. To create a hospitable environment that welcomes coworkers, customers, owners, and members of the community.Commitment: GreenStar Co-op is committed to being an organization free from discrimination. We seek out, welcome and celebrate people with diverse identities to participate in our community-owned cooperative business structure.Status: Level V, Management Staff, Supervised by General ManagerResponsibilities:MERCHANDISING

  • Plan and design all sale and seasonal displays across multiple departments and throughout the store
  • Coordinate large scale cross merchandising throughout the store using the NCG promotions calendar as a guideline
  • Communicate sales plans thoroughly with Marketing through Google Drive and Promotions meetings
  • Ensure all end-caps are planned and merchandised for all sales periods, and help facilitate the stocking and filling of said end-caps
  • Coordinate special sales and promotions with reps, smaller distributors, small vendors, and local vendors through regular meetings
  • Keep budget guidelines for merchandising fixtures
  • Communicate directly with NCG and UNFI concerning action items
  • Attend NCG meetings / conferences yearly as needed
  • Guarantee that the above is happening at our other locations through effective communication and regular visitsCATEGORY MANAGEMENT
    • Develop and implement margin and pricing strategies for Grocery categories
    • Develop and implement a rotating schedule for category clean up and new item additions using SPINS, sales data, NCG programs, rep meetings, and natural foods trend following
    • Ensure product selection is on trend and in demand for all categories
    • Effectively communicate changes in product selection with Grocery Manager as well as take feedback from department employees about customer requests and responses to product selection
    • Track sales, margins, and performance for all items in order to effectively control Grocery bottom line
    • Guarantee that the above is happening at our other locations through effective communication and regular visitsCUSTOMER SERVICE
      • Assist customers with product questions in a prompt, and courteous manner, referring them to other staff when necessary.
      • Work as part of a team to develop a hospitable department space that feels welcoming to all.
      • Knowledgeable about all products.
      • Help customers place special orders.PERSONNEL
        • Ensure clear communication to include expectations, accountability, and follow through for daily tasks are clear.
        • Be receptive and respond to the ongoing needs and concerns of your team
        • Lead the training, coaching, and development of Produce team members.
        • Conduct performance evaluations on a timely basis.
        • Deliver disciplinary action as needed following established policy.
        • Schedule Produce team members for departmental needs.
        • Review and approve timesheets for accuracy, to include the use of benefit time according to our policies. Follow up as needed.
        • Manage a positive culture where employees feel their contributions are valuedDEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE
          • See that unsaleable items are properly disposed of.
          • Ensure that work environments are clean, orderly, and meet health standards.
          • Remove trash promptly; sweep floor as needed.
          • Ensure maintenance of department equipment and notify manager if equipment breaks.SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES
            • Follow GreenStar's safety rules.
            • Assist other employees in safety needs.
            • Report unsafe equipment and conditions.
            • Participate in safety training programs, assist with accident investigation.
            • Perform other tasks as assigned to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.STOREWIDE AND OTHER DUTIES
              • Attend Human Resources trainings, all-staff meetings, department meetings, and OBM Huddles to stay informed.
              • Read GreenStar publications to stay informed.
              • Respect and comply with storewide personnel policies.
              • Describe membership benefits, and how membership investment is made.
              • Adhere to scheduled shifts.
              • Perform other duties as assigned.Requirements:QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
                • Communication effective interpersonal communication with staff and vendors.
                • Experience negotiating with vendors.
                • Experience with retail categories and merchandising.
                • Demonstrated ability to follow through on commitments.
                • Open to input/feedback on work performance.
                • Open to giving input/feedback on GreenStar.
                • Self-Driven/Motivated throughout shift.
                • Knowledge or interest in learning about natural foods, produce, local vendors.
                • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands, stay calm, and prioritize.
                • Ability to lift 50 pounds.Compensation details: 47000-57500 Yearly SalaryPI8b6a390cb034-26289-34792118

Keywords: Green Star Cooperative Market Inc, Binghamton , MERCHANDISING MANAGER, Executive , Horseheads, New York

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