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Category Management Specialist

Loves


Location:
Oklahoma City, OK
Date:
04/28/2017
Job Code:
 79721
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Category Management Specialist
Category Management Specialist
Location:  Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73120

Req ID: 79721

 

BASIC PURPOSE: The primary purpose of the Category Management Specialist position is to assist the Category Manager and administrate data flow and maintenance of all product information via hosted centralized Merchandise Management system. This individual will support the Merchandising Department as it relates to consumable categories, Beverages, and Tobacco.  Maintain data flow to support automated replenishment systems, centralized Loyalty promotional platform and other supporting Marketing/Merchandising systems and Accounting Systems. 

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process product item maintenance in Merchandise Management system provided by Category Managers and Divisional Marketing Managers or via electronic supplier communication interfaces (EDI) or via other approved forms. 
  • Maintain strong vendor relations, may require requesting vendor/item catalog files including 360 pricing forms and/or maintaining catalog files.
  • Maintenance for new suppliers and linking items along with authorized stores.
  • Maintain open contact with store General Managers and Store Marketing Managers to troubleshoot non-scanning items, pricing discrepancies or inventory control issues. 
  • Maintain pricing forms with all types of Direct Store Distributors (DSD) for products supplied to stores.
  • Maintain monthly promotion plans provided via monthly marketing plans. 
  • Provide sales and product movement reports as requested or scheduled. 
  • Assist in testing and implementing new procedures or software upgrades and/or implementation.
  • Assist Category Manager as needed.
  • Other duties assigned as needed.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Education:
    • HS Diploma or equivalent required
    • Some college preferred
  • Experience:
    • Experience in Retail preferred
    • Accounts Payable and experience with technical developments or implementation a plus

       

      SKILLS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Skills:
    • Hard skills: Knowledge of Microsoft Office
    • Soft Skills: Stable work history, good oral and verbal communications skills, team player, keen attention to detail, self motivated, ability to work in a fast paced environment and strong analytical skills
  • Typical Physical Demands:
    • Scheduling flexibility.
    • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stooping.
    • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
      • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.
      • Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

 



Clean Places, Friendly Faces. It's been the guiding principle at Love's for more than 50 years, and it's leading us into the future. We're passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with plenty of fuel, food and supplies. Love's has two primary kinds of stores. Our 'Country Stores' are fueling stations with a convenience store attached. The larger 'Travel Stops' are located on interstate highways and offer additional amenities such as food from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and more. 

The Love's Experience

Love’s was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love’s, your commitment these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.

Taking care of our customers and taking care of our people every day!

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