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14 Jul 2022

Full-Time Category Manager – Wine and Beer

Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation – Posted by Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Job Description

Category Manager – Wine and Beer


Merchandising Department

Competition No. C110422 PCMA (E)

As a member of the merchandising team, this position is accountable for the following:

  • Analyzes category and industry trends leading to decisions on product assortment and promotions which help achieve budget goals and revenue maximization;
  • Develops an annual Product Category Strategic Plan including sales forecasts, inventory controls and revenue projections;
  • Analyzes product mix to implement and facilitate shelf management strategies with an effort to maximize sales potential and leverage promotional opportunities across categories;
  • Manages effective working relationships with Supply Chain Management to improve inventory flow, maximize inventory investment, and identify cost-saving opportunities;
  • Designs and develops promotional programs for the retail network;
  • Prepares promotional schedule on a timely basis that involves extensive contact with suppliers and their representatives;
  • Maintains effective working relationships with supplier representatives to develop comprehensive brand plans that achieve category objectives;
  • Provides analysis on supplier/agent sales, profit, return on investment and listing performance;
  • Ensures the delivery of effective category management techniques in order to maximize profits;
  • Performs analysis of data using Business Intelligence (BI) and sales analysis software in conjunction with spreadsheet and database software to develop reports.
  • The successful candidate must possess the following qualifications:
    • Undergraduate Degree, preferably in Commerce or Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing or economics;
    • Minimum five (5) years work experience as a category manager in the retail/packaged goods industry;
    • Thorough knowledge and experience in the analysis and management of promotional brand budgets through the use of analytical software;
    • Extensive knowledge with MS Office Suite, Adobe programs and sales analysis software;
    • Experience in an iSeries mainframe environment;
    • Demonstrated analytical skills.

    The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is highly motivated, possesses excellent problem solving and analytical abilities, interpersonal and communication skills and is able to work as a member of a results oriented team.

    NLC values diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace and strives to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We welcome and encourage applications from under-represented groups such as Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. If you are a member of an under-represented group, we invite you to self-identify on your cover letter, or resume.

    Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities (differing abilities) are available on request.

    Salary              HL 22: $72,110 – $93,742 annually

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How to Apply

Please send a resume no later than Friday, July 29, 2022 via jobs@nlliquor.com Please state Competition Number on resume. Proof of education must be provided prior to employment with NLC. Please note, while we appreciate the interest of all candidates, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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