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Category Manager - Proprietary Restaurant Brand (Hybrid)

Company: Cumberland Farms
Location: Westborough
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

*Position Summary: *

Responsible for managing one of our proprietary restaurant brands across the entire organization. Primary responsibility will be to assist in the development and execution of the proprietary restaurant brand. The secondary scope of work will include managing core c-store food product and offers directly related to the primary proprietary restaurant brand. This role will also support all category-related activities including vendor partnerships, pricing, product development, forecasting, reporting, merchandising, and most importantly financial growth within the proprietary brand and core food service offers.

*Essential Job Functions: *

- Owner of the proprietary restaurant brand expectations, execution oversight and deliverables

- Engage and develop strategies with Marketing and Advertising to fully utilize all resources available to drive sales and profits

- Utilize category management principles to improve category sales and gross profit margins while managing SKUs to maximize merchandising space

- Develop and execute audit recaps with functional reporting of period results to develop proper alignment with operational leadership team.

- Conduct sales analysis and periodical reporting to receive, understand and communicate plans to operational management and leadership

- Monitor operational opportunities and communicate with operations team on action plans for improvement of shrink, sales, and direct expenses.

- Coordinate the execution of brand and operational standards for operations management to receive, understand and communicate the expectations to the field teams and store teams.

- Expected to stay informed on performance trends, competition and regional preferences as needed for proprietary restaurant brand inclusion.

- Collaborate with proprietary restaurant trainer (PRT) to ensure proper training and evaluation of all team members within divisions and brand stores

- Ability to work cross functionally through multiple departments for collaboration and execution.

- Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

*Minimum Position Qualifications: *

- Bachelor's Degree in a business or marketing related discipline

- 2+ years of progressive experience in restaurant brand relationships and or category management

- Working knowledge C-Store industry within the field of food service

- Proven experience of leading change within an organization

- Experience with analyzing and interpreting data

- Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- Proficient in Microsoft Office

- Ability to travel independently

*Desired Previous Job Experience/Qualifications: *

- 5+ year's category management experience (Food Service Category preferred).

- Experience with PDI reporting systems and portal resources for data insight.

- Restaurant Brand Development

Job Type: Full-time

* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Employee discount
* Flexible schedule
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Referral program
* Retirement plan
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
* Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Westborough, MA 01581%58047475%

Keywords: Cumberland Farms, Worcester , Category Manager - Proprietary Restaurant Brand (Hybrid), Executive , Westborough, Massachusetts

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