Meat and Seafood Category Manager

Website Associate Grocers of New England

SUMMARY/PURPOSE:
Manage and oversees the purchasing function and all its related activities within an assigned area of authority including supervision of personnel. Uphold the highest standard of customer service.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES
Manages the fiscal operations of purchases, supplies, equipment and services at a favorable cost consistent with schedule and specifications.
Reviews and monitors budget to ensure quality standards and profit margins are met .
Works to develop cooperative relationships with vendors in order to respond to customer inquiries and resolve issues.
Supervises personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution. Motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
Manage the verification, operation and maintenance of inventory for AGNE in the warehouse.
Plans, develops, recommends, negotiates and administers contracts and proposals. Evaluates and awards bids and proposals.
Negotiates with vendors for goods, negotiating best price and service guarantee.
Develops new supply sources where vendors do not meet AGNE specifications.
Develops and establishes policies and procedures consistent with those of the Company to ensure efficient operation of assigned area. Ensures that purchasing business practices are compatible with AGNE policis and state and federal laws.
Develops, implements and maintains policies, objectives, short & long term planning to ensure that goals are met.
Performs other duties as assigned or required.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field.
Five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in purchasing, inventory control and supervision.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies. This includes both oral and writing skills.
Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments.
Knowledge and ability to assess contract compliance and product/service quality.
Skill in employee development and performance management.
Negotiating skills.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Multi million dollars dependent on assigned area of responsibility.

NON-ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
MBA or equivalent

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
No or very limited physical effort required.
No or very limited exposure to physical rise.

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