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Associate Category Manager

Company: Foster Caviness Company
Location: Colfax
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Basic Job Concept:Positively impact people! In this role you will effect change, be yourself, and have a positive impact on our company, our community, and our future! The ACM is an entry-level role designed as an introduction and training role for those seeking a career in perishable Supply Chain Management. The role consists of three main components: Category Manager support, Supply Chain project management, and comprehensive produce industry training. This role is specifically designed for those wanting to learn by doing.Who You Are:You are self-motivated. You thoroughly enjoy analyzing complex problems, working in an ever-changing environment and gaining knowledge through hand's learning. You love people, processes, and performance. You believe in the power of 'team' and are driven by a sincere desire to see others succeed. You are a change agent, live culture, and believe in community. You seek collaboration to find the best answers and are not afraid to take calculated risk.

  • Track record of following-through and overcoming challenges in various organizations and/or settings
  • Advanced understanding of MSOffice365 (Excel, Outlook, Word)
  • Desire to start a career in Perishable Supply Chain
  • Willingness to help wherever needed, within the supply chain team, as well as geographically as opportunities arise
  • Flexibility! In produce, things change quickly. It's exciting and stressful, but with a good team around you it can also be a lot of fun.
  • Minimum 2 years general work experience
  • A positively impactful attitude to help achieve individual and team goals and objectives What You'll Do:
    • Source high quality products and the appropriate value.
    • Study forecasts and trends to ensure fill rate objectives are met while minimizing shrink.
    • Facilitate an atmosphere of great communication between Buyers, Salespeople, and Operations team members.
    • Support, own, and lead all facets of our procurement and supply chain functionalities relative to your items.
    • Own the successful deployment and onboarding process of new business (as it pertains to supply chain) including but not limited to creating new items, forecasting usages, pricing strategies etc.
    • Partner with various 3rd procurement groups to identify and select contract commitments.
    • Partner with operations to ensure inventory and quality levels are accurate and exceeding customer expectations.
    • Analyze market reports and advise appropriate people of trends and quality conditions.
    • Manage all facets of freight and related expense including local pick-ups, backhauls, west coast mixers, Florida trucks, straight loads and LTL.
    • Ensure that proper margin levels are achieved in compliance with Customer contracts.
    • Develop and deploy solutions to improve spoilage quantities, fill rates, and other applicable metrics.
    • Build supply chain solutions for our customers and clients
    • Cross-train within the department, providing backup as needed while expanding knowledge and abilities.
    • Value the customer relationship, creating proactive communication opportunities with internal and external stakeholders.
    • Analyze and ensure accuracy of inbound POs and related pricing components.
    • Ensure all costs for contracted items/customers are accurate and auditable at acceptable pass rates.
    • Ensure bill downs, protection, vendor credits and other incentives are accurate and sufficient.
    • Review margin from previous week to identify other areas of opportunity for improvement. Also review daily reports to adjust or catch any mistakes with pricing or invoicing.
    • Establish and manage relationships with vendors to ensure our orders are the first filled and the last to be cut in tight markets.
    • Ensure that all vendors are appropriate and complaint in the ways necessary to mitigate liability and best represent our brand.
    • Understand market fluctuations and trends to ensure we lead the industry with product when it is first available.
    • Recommend and develop new product lines in conjunction with sales & marketing.
    • Identify new vendors, establish relationships, and develop future opportunities.
    • Contribute in all ways to ensure the success and viability of our companies future.
      • Have fun and be a part of making Foster-Caviness amazing!!!What You'll Bring to the Table:
        • A sincere passion for positively impacting people and making work, fun (this is first on the list for a reason!)
        • Insightful, meaningful, relevant procurement skills and experience.
        • The ability to work as part of a team and perform consistently at high levels.
        • The ability to positively impact others and turn frowns into smiles.
        • Commitment, loyalty, integrity, compassion, empathy and patience.

Keywords: Foster Caviness Company, High Point , Associate Category Manager, Executive , Colfax, North Carolina

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