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National Category Director

Company: Albertsons Companies
Location: Fullerton
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Job Description:

About The Company

Albertsons Companies is at the forefront of the revolution in retail. With a fixation on innovation and building culture, our team is rallying our company around a unique vision: forging a retail winner that is admired for national strength, deep roots in the communities we serve, and a team that has passion for food and delivering great service.

Albertsons is one of the largest retail employers, providing approximately 300,000 jobs across 2,200 stores, 22 distribution centers, 20 food and beverage plants and various support offices. We operate in 34 states and the District of Columbia under the Albertsons banner, as well as Safeway, Tom Thumb, Jewel Osco, Shaw's and many more recognizable names.

What You Will Be Doing

The National Category Director will report to the National Category Vice President (and up through the Senior Vice President of Merchandising) and will be responsible for developing and managing merchandising strategy for a given category(s). As a Category Director, you will serve as the leader of a category pod, a team made up of merchants from each division with whom you will collaborate and lead merchandising planning activities for your assigned category(s).

The position will be in one of our Division offices (Bellevue WA, Clackamas OR, Pleasanton CA, Fullerton CA, Phoenix AZ, Denver CO, Itasca IL, Arlington TX, Lanham, MD, Malvern PA, Lubbock, TX, or West Bridgewater MA) or in our national headquarters (Boise ID).

The ideal candidate has an entrepreneurial spirit and a successful track record of delivering results. They hold a curious mindset, are innovative and bring creativity to improving processes with a keen eye for efficiency and automation. They want to be part of a team that will lead a retail transformation, build an amazing culture, and drive the overall success of the company.

What we are searching for:

  • Field or relevant business experience where a solid understanding of marketing, merchandising, consumer research, and financial management practices have been gained
  • Excellent understanding of store operations, merchandising methodologies and practices, and P&L and financial management
  • Strong quantitative, marketing, merchandising, and consumer research background to read, interpret, and understand how internal and external factors influence financial results
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and experience in taking initiative and making decisive yet appropriate decisions
  • Strong planning, facilitating, and organizing skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective relationships within and outside the company
  • Strategy development skills
  • Proven track record of being a strong negotiator
  • Skilled in Category Business Planning
  • Able to effectively lead a collaborative process with multiple stakeholders
  • Understanding of procurement, logistics, and inventory management

    We believe the successful candidate has these qualifications and experience:
    • 3+ years of category management experience. 5+ years' experience in the grocery industry.
    • 5+ years' experience managing people.
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience with a related degree in Business, Marketing, or related field.
    • Up to 40% travel depending on location
    • Proficiency with merchandising tools (e.g., Periscope, Demand Tech, I2E, BI Dashboards, GOLD, OMNI, IRI, Nielsen, Mintel, tool)

      What is it like at Albertsons?

      Albertsons Culture Principles

      Compassion: We always treat each other with kindness and respect

      Team: We always support and recognize each other

      Inclusive: We always value everyone's perspective

      Learning: We always strive to grow and develop ourselves and others

      Competitive: We always act with integrity to win over the customer

      Ownership: We always take actions to drive our success

Keywords: Albertsons Companies, Fullerton , National Category Director, Executive , Fullerton, California

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