Grocery Category Manager

Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-Op Saint Paul , MN 55104

Posted 2 months ago

About Mississippi Market: Since opening our doors in 1979, Mississippi Market Co-op has been helping our Saint Paul neighbors enjoy high-quality organic, local, and sustainably-raised foods. We currently have three friendly neighborhood stores in Saint Paul that are owned by over 18,000 of our community members.

Location: 622 Selby Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55104

Reports to: Purchasing Manager


  • 1+ years' purchasing experience in the natural or conventional food industry

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the natural foods industry and current industry trends and products

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple demands, projects, and tasks in a fast-paced environment

  • Demonstrated experience delivering results to meet organizational objectives

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders

  • Demonstrated analytical ability and proficiency in math

  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Microsoft Excel and computer-based applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Multilingual

Diverse and multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply

Position Summary:

The Grocery Category Manager plans, directs and coordinates the selection, pricing and promotion of packaged grocery, bulk, refrigerated, frozen and bread products for the grocery department to meet the co-op's objectives for sales growth and margin contribution, while managing price perception and meeting our standards of excellence for quality and merchandising.

Specific areas of accountability include: product selection, pricing, promotions and merchandising, sampling, events, and providing guidance to store leadership and staff in their area of accountability.

This role requires strategic thinking, an orientation towards results, strong communication, collaboration, problem solving, intercultural competence, and multi-tasking / prioritization / organization skills as well as customer service, adaptability, initiative, self-awareness, resiliency, judgment, and integrity.

Physical and Working Requirements:

This position requires frequent sitting, standing as well as walking; the ability to occasionally lift, move or handle boxes weighing up to 50 pounds, converse and exchange information with others, move around our stores, offices, selling floor, stock areas, kitchen, and classrooms, operate office equipment including a 10 key calculator, telephone, computer, and printer; and efficiently travel between locations with or without reasonable accommodation.

Interested candidates, please submit cover letter and resume with application.

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Grocery Category Manager

Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-Op