As a member of the Procurement division, the Category Analyst is responsible for managing the replenishment of product from various vendors in support of category and corporate objectives. This position is also responsible for sales and gross profit growth for the assigned category. This position is also charged with growing profit per SKU (stock keeping unit) and Sales Representative support functions related to assigned category. The ideal candidate will be an assertive, detail-oriented individual with knowledge in their assigned category. We are specifically looking for a candidate with food purchasing experience.
Responsible for procurement of all items in specified category
Analyze items from multiple vendors within specified guidelines
Communicate and collaborate with vendors, brokers and other teammates on areas of concern
Review and identify buy-in opportunities
Identify and gather information pertinent to the analysis of back haul opportunities
Maintain, analyze, and make adjustments to the turn forecasting
Perform real time promotional analysis of ad items to ensure the highest service levels utilizing the least amount of inventory
Associates degree in Business/Marketing or equivalent experience
Food purchasing experience
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
Strong mathematical, problem solving and forecasting skills
General Product Knowledge and Make-up/Trouble Shooting Ability
Strong verbal and written abilities
Ability to work effectively under pressure
Strong problem solving abilities
Must be able to read, write and understand English
Lipari Foods LLC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Lipari Foods is a regional full-line deli, bakery, packaging, and grocery distributor, servicing 15 states including Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. We are located in Warren, MI and have been serving our customers since 1963. We currently have over 1400 employees in our marketing area servicing our accounts. With our 'Take Care of the Customer' approach, we have made it our mission to make customer service our focus.
We are looking to fill this position with a positive, team-minded individual looking to grow with us!