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Category Manager

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Ashleigh Caplan
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Chicago, Il
 natural   food   buyer   manager 
Category:Retail / Wholesale
Listing Type:Job

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Seeking Coach-Mentor Category Manager. Apply today!

Our client is a believer in healthy food being affordable and accessible to all. That’s why they’re bringing the traditional weekend farmers’ market to the masses—7 days a week. With a plan to open 60 stores and create 5,000 new jobs throughout the Midwest in the next 5 years, our client is also creating faster growth opportunities for you. What’s more, a unique business model, a fast-paced growth environment, a promote-from-within culture, and excellent benefits make this company the best employer in the grocery market.

Category Manager
Chicago, Illinois

In this newly created role, you will take charge of managing assigned Food Service categories, i.e., Deli, Cheese or Bakery, with the goal of meeting or exceeding projected budgets for top line sales, total profit dollars, and shrink and inventory management. As Category Manager, you will serve as the direct liaison between stores and vendors, in addition to supporting the department managers with training/development, and implementation of new company programs and initiatives. To qualify, you should come from the natural grocery industry, and bring product assortment experience to the table. You must have developed weekly advertisements and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of shelf schematics. A highly developed analytical expertise and an affinity for providing support “behind the scenes” are crucial. Experience as a Buyer would be ideal for this position. Travel to various store openings is required. You must be willing to relocate, as the location into which you are initially hired could change.

Our client offers competitive compensation and an awesome benefits package, including health insurance, paid time off, promotion opportunities, employee discounts, and more! Most of all, you’ll enjoy the rare opportunity to work in the kind of loose culture, “think-outside-the-box” environment that only an up-and-coming trendsetter can offer. So if you’re passionate about the grocery industry, have a desire to grow, and seek career visibility, this is the place for you!

Hungry for success? Then send your resume and letter of interest to us for immediate consideration. Be sure to specify “Category Manager – 35916H” in the subject line.

Our Client is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

RCI Recruitment Solutions is a privately owned firm headquartered in Jupiter, Florida, with operations throughout the United States. For almost 40 years, RCI has provided a wide range of candidate sourcing and related recruitment services. Its proprietary and client-specific solutions encompass a variety of services, including advertising, consulting, media services, and staffing technology.

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