Associate Merchant - Produce

Merchandising Bronx, New York


Description

Recipe for Success:

The Produce Associate Category Merchant is responsible for managing FreshDirect's produce assortment through sourcing/buying and merchandising. We are looking for an individual to drive category growth and margin through assortment planning, vendor negotiations, storefront merchandising, inventory management, and procurement.  This role requires a pro-active, flexible, professional that quickly learns new roles and has experience troubleshooting and improving processes.

  • Owns category strategy and procurement of product for assigned sub-categories, monitors and replenishes inventory, managing margin, and scrap
  • Develop and execute optimal category strategy, product assortment, pricing, promotions, and merchandising plans
  • Partners with cross-functional teams on quality & inventory levels while managing aging inventory by ensuring efficient inventory flows
  • Work with existing vendor base to negotiate terms, develop new programs, and ensure efficient high-quality operational output
  • Perform category reviews with vendors to improve quality, lower complaints, and lower cost
  • Perform financial and operational analysis of business categories and provide insights of sales, pricing, complaints, and other ongoing opportunities to grow the business
  • Oversee initial product set-up all the way through operations

Key ingredients:

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline and/or sufficient experience
  • Two plus (2+) years procurement and/or merchandising experience including experience with perishable product
  • Food industry knowledge and passion for food
  • Proficient in Excel / MS Office suite
  • Knowledge of SAP or WMS platforms a plus
  • Financially and analytically savvy
  • Can multitask and work well under pressure
  • Works well in a team and has excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic and changing the environment

About 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. In 2016, FreshDirect expanded its portfolio in NYC with the launch of FoodKick, an on-demand business that caters to the needs of urban dwellers with a curated selection of fresh food, alcohol, and essentials—all delivered within an hour. Launched in 2002, FreshDirect is a privately held company headquartered in Bronx, NY. For more information, visit www.freshdirect.com or www.foodkick.com

 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.

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

Click to explore careers and life @ FreshDirect -  https://tinyurl.com/Life-FreshDirect

Learn more @FreshDirect on TwitterInstagramFacebookYouTube! 

 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

About 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. In 2016, FreshDirect expanded its portfolio in NYC with the launch of FoodKick, an on-demand business that caters to the needs of urban dwellers with a curated selection of fresh food, alcohol, and essentials—all delivered within an hour. Launched in 2002, FreshDirect is a privately held company headquartered in Bronx, NY. For more information, visit www.freshdirect.com or www.foodkick.com

 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.

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

Click to explore careers and life @ FreshDirect -  https://tinyurl.com/Life-FreshDirect

Learn more @FreshDirect on TwitterInstagramFacebookYouTube! 

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