Merchandising Manager, FreshDirect at the Office

Merchandising Long Island City, New York


Description

 

Recipe for SuccessThe Merchandising Manager, FreshDirect at the Office will be responsible for creating and managing the merchandising vision for the FreshDirect at the Office business including assortment, promotion, pricing and placement. This person will utilize research to understand the customer and their wants and then develop a vision to capture that targeted customer and provide product to meet their expectations. This will require working closely with the product experts across all product lines including Produce, Grocery, Dairy & Alcohol to match assortment, pricing and promotion to what the customers want. This team player will bring a strong category management to this segment to drive sales and profitability and will lead the annual business plan and operating budget development for the COS segment.

 

Key ingredients

  • BS/BA with a specialization in business preferred and/or demonstrated capability to perform job responsibilities through previous experience and/or education
  • Six to Eight (6-8) years of overall work experience that includes at least four years (4) in a Buying, Category Management or Procurement role
  • Hands on working experience in creating merchandising strategies, participating in vendor and product negotiations, and item promotions
  • Solid analytical skills with above standard Excel expertise
  • We require a business driver and builder. This is a unique company with a strong entrepreneurial culture. We need executives who understand the complexities and difficulties faced when building a new business model and who enjoy the mental and physical rigor required.
  • Superior communications skills combined with strong influencing abilities.
  • We require executives who hold themselves accountable and equally demand accountability from their subordinates.
  • Courage in your convictions is important in this culture.
  • This must not be an individual who seeks rank or respect, but, instead, an executive who understands that respect is earned.
  • The FreshDirect culture requires individuals with high intellect, quick thinking speed, excellent analytical abilities, a strategic mindset, and strong organizational skills.
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Must embody and demonstrate company values and culture

 

WARNING: Our food is processed in a facility that does not contain people who are toxic, rude, disrespectful, arrogant, egotistical, self-promoting, inconsiderate, or mean-spirited.

 

 

Who is FreshDirect?

FreshDirect is a food tech company and the Northeast's leading online fresh food grocer, delivering directly to customers throughout seven states, including the New York City and Philadelphia metropolitan areas, and the greater D.C. metropolitan area. FreshDirect is committed to sourcing the freshest and best-tasting meat, fish, produce, and specialty items through direct relationships with suppliers, growers, and farmers.

FreshDirect “At the Office” delivers the same high-quality food with expanded product offerings and services for corporate clients. In 2015, FreshDirect expanded its portfolio with the launch of FoodKick, a mobile-first food business that connects consumers to the freshest, tastiest finds in food, drinks, and lifestyle essentials all delivered within an hour.

Our company aspires to be a valued corporate partner in all communities in which it serves, and works extensively with dozens of charitable and community partners. Launched in 2002, FreshDirect is a privately held company headquartered in Long Island City, NY. For more information, visit www.freshdirect.com or www.foodkick.com

 

Why choose FreshDirect?

We are an innovative Food Technology company offering an environment where you can grow a career and feed your future and have fun while doing it! Great people deserve great benefits and we go above and beyond!

 

Wait, there’s more! Check out our #workperks:

Working here is pretty much as cool as you’d imagine - lots of food, lots of energy, and a whole lot of happy hours.

  • Flexible and generous PTO plan
  • 20% discount on FreshDirect and FoodKick plus an employee at-cost food program (FD Market)
  • Thirsty Thursdays, book club, monthly birthday breakfasts, and other happy hours
  • Wellness programs like weekly meditation, yoga, and Zumba, and monthly manicures and massages
  • Monthly Lunch & Learns covering things like “The Very Best Cheese and Wine”
  • We have a 24-hour shuttle service that runs back and forth to the subway
  • We offer up to $5000 per hire as a referral bonus
  • Summer barbecues and annual company picnic for friends and family

 

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Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the Team member(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals in this position. Position Descriptions may be subject to change as the needs of the organization change.

As an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, FreshDirect does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age religion, creed, marital status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Furthermore, FreshDirect will not discriminate against any applicant or employee because he or she is disabled, a disabled veteran, or a veteran of the Vietnam era, provided he or she is qualified and meets the requirements established by FreshDirect for the job.