Company Name: Kroger Manufacturing
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt
Provide Leadership to Analyst team that implements the Collaborative Category Optimization (CCO) Process in designated categories. Direct the use of analysis Tools for the management of Data, including: the gathering, summarizing, and analyzing of Data necessary for CCO. Support Cost Management objectives and Coordination with Mechandising and vendor teams. Communicate analysis of Data to Category Managers and Support the communication of Data to supplier Representiatives. Role model and demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, Integrity, diversity, inclusion and Safety of others.
Essential Job Functions:
Determine and achieve Category gross margin Improvements in assigned categories.
Lead CCO analysis team in the design of the analysis Process that helps to optimize our Mechandising categories.
Work collaboratively with VP in preparing Financial Budgets utilizing historical Category and trend Data, and Project Knowledge.
Establish and Maintain Relationships with Corporate and Division Mechandising Leadership, Category Managers and the Consumer Product Group (CPG) Community
Manage CCO Analyst resource Allocation and Process cadence to ensure Project goals are delivered on schedule
Develop, execute and Maintain Project Plan for each wave of Category reviews
Lead the Development and Execution of a gate review Process to ensure Quality assurance of CCO analytical Process
Oversee crEation and Implementation of New Technology Systems designed to warehouse Data used for negotiations and go to market decisions.
Ensure cross Category Coordination during the CCO Process
Prepare Category Improvement Projections and conduct post-Implementation variance analysis
Ensure recommendations align with the Business Strategy
Supervise and coach direct reports in the Performance of their duties; complete Performance reviews and provides feedback to direct reports
Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
Minimum Position Qualifications:
3 years management experience in Division/Corporate Mechandising, Procurement, Category Management, or Financial Data analysis
Proficient in Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization
Strong analytical skills and ability to synthesize analyses into compelling written Communications
Excellent attention to detail
Prior experience managing large Projects
Prior experience managing a team
Ability to be collaborative and work with and through committees
Highly organized and proficient at multi-tasking
Strong Knowledge of Financial statements and Programs available to retrieve information (e.g. KCMSDW, Business Objects)
Ability to travel independently
Desired Previous Job Experience:
Process management experience (i.e. Kroger Excellence, Six Sigma)
4+ years years management experience in Division/Corporate Mechandising, Procurement, Category Management, or Financial Data analysis
7+ years Sales promotion, assortment and segmentation, Procurement experience and/or Financial Data analysis
Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: Up to 25%
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time
Regions: General Office- Cincinnati
States: Indiana; Kentucky; Ohio
Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states. Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States. Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.
Posting Notes: OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger Manufacturing || None || Cost Management || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None