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CCO Manager

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Kroger Cincinnati , OH 45201

Posted 4 months ago

Company Name: Kroger Manufacturing

Position Type: Employee

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Summary:

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

  • Bachelor's degree

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.

Company Overview

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

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