Category Manager/Buyer

Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc Secaucus , NJ 07096

Posted 3 months ago


As a Buyer, you will be responsible for selecting and purchasing quality, innovative, and unique products for our growing business and industry. You are responsible for the planning and management of category sales, promotional activity, margin, inventory, product assortment and item data accuracy. You will also be the primary owner of vendor relationships for national brands and The Vitamin Shoppe brand products.


  • Set, manage and execute the strategic direction for the category(s) to include both Vitamin Shoppe Brand and national branded product

  • Develop and achieve category quantitative plans including sales, promotional mark downs and merchandise margin.

  • Collaborate with Supply Chain to develop category inventory productivity targets and work to implement strategic initiatives to drive results.

  • Develop and execute the monthly promotional

  • Work with the Pricing team to determine competitive position of products against our various categories of competition

  • Cultivate, sustain and be the primary owner of vendor relationship

  • Ensure the accurate collection and storage of item data for the Company and respond to requests to validate or correct data

  • Build and communicate category intelligence throughout the organization

  • Stay current on industry and competitive landscape by attending primary industry events and by regularly visiting competitors to understand what they offer and to validate our competitive advantages and positioning

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Merchandising Assistant

Key Performance Indicators:


  • Sales dollars

  • Margin dollars

  • Inventory productivity


  • Assortment review

  • Promotion management



  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Nutrition or related Field

Required Knowledge:

  • Current or previous category merchandising expertise in commodity/replenishment driven categories

  • 7-10+ years in a progressive retail or CPG merchandising career

  • Ability and passion to drive change and innovation within categories of accountability

  • Strong vendor partner with strong negotiation skills and experience negotiating with multinational vendors.

  • Advanced analytical rigor with ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

  • Expertise using market share data to aid decision making and promotion cadence

  • Passion for the health and wellness industry

  • Passionate hands-on leader with the ability to execute in a fast paced organizationINDCORP

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Category Manager/Buyer

Vitamin Shoppe Industries Inc