Assistant Fresh Merchant - FoodKick

Merchandising Long Island City, New York


About FoodKick:

FoodKick by FreshDirect is FreshDirect’s on-demand sister-brand, delivering the best fresh food, booze, and essentials to busy New Yorkers in as little as an hour. We’re backed by the sourcing, supply chain, and know-how of FreshDirect, but at heart we are an innovative food start-up dedicated to making quality products and ingredients easy to find. 

Position Summary:

 The Assistant Fresh Merchant for FoodKick will assist the Fresh Merchant in developing and executing optimal category strategy and product assortment across all Fresh categories (Meat, Seafood, Deli, Produce, Kitchen, and Alcoholic Beverages). The Assistant Merchant will be responsible for implementing pricing, promotions, and merchandising plans, as well as inventory management and procurement when needed.

 Essential Functions:

  • Work with the Replenishment team and with external vendors to carry out sales plans, programs and promotions.
  • Implement pricing and promotional programming across our platforms
  • Assist in finding and sourcing new items
  • Oversee full life-cycle of initial product set-up and extension across Fresh Categories 
  • Determine and execute fast & efficient exit strategies for inventory
  • Monitor inventory levels for high DOH or high OOS as needed and communicate with the replenishment team as needed
  • Ensure coordination of overall efforts involving cross-functional teams (Creative, Production, Inventory Management, etc.)

Supervision Received:

  • Supervised and guided by the Fresh Merchant with a focus on implementing the defined category strategy in accordance with instructions, company policies, previous training, and accepted practices in the occupation.

Supervisory Duties: 

  • Ensures that all Fresh Category Merchants and Buyers as well as cross-functional partners are constantly informed with up to date information.
  • Communicates effectively with other teams and darkstore operations and resolves any conflicts quickly and efficiently.
  • Periodically reviews current procedures with the goal of continuous improvement of those procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equal related experience
  • Two plus (2+) years culinary, merchandising, or online editorial experience* or equivalent
  • Food or Ecommerce merchandising experience a plus
  • Pass FreshDirect’s pre-employment testing: background and drug test

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and passion for food
  • Love of teamwork and desire to work on a small, close-knit team
  • Extremely detail-oriented and thorough
  • Demonstrated creativity and problem-solving
  • Ability to thrive against tight, competing deadlines
  • Flexibility and ability to change direction quickly
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Financially and analytically savvy
  • Knowledge of SAP a plus, but not necessary