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Retail Buyer - Category Manager CPG

Charlotte, NC

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Consumer Products and Services / Retail & Wholesale
Sales / Retail / Business Development
Job Level:
Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)
Bachelor's Degree
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Bayside Search Group is working with a dynamic, growing retailer in North Carolina that is looking for talented Buyers and Category Managers.
This company is seeking passionate Retail Buyers / Retail Category Managers with CPG experience - Consumables/Grocery, Laundry, Paper Products, Chemicals, Cleaning, HBA, Sundries or any Hardlines related area.
This is an extremely high-volume category! We are looking for corporate Retail Buyers or Category Managers with strong vendor negotiation skills, experience managing a large volume category and product development/private label experience.
We are looking for high potential candidates
with the ability to move up within this organization to Director and VP level roles.
Develop and execute buying strategies designed to meet or exceed sales, margin and inventory turnover goals
Manage all aspects of the merchandise offering including product selection, vendor negotiations, promotional planning, store placement and distribution.
Develop customer-centric strategic and detailed assortment plans and ensure that merchandise selection matches customer demands and expectations
Integrate brand (including private label), sourcing, marketing, tech services and retail supply chain functions into the merchandising process to make business decisions.
Provide strategic input to the Merchandise Planners to develop a merchandise plan and complete accurate forecasts by evaluating all relevant financial information, including current trends and anticipated market changes.
Partner with marketing team to design marketing and promotional plans that maximize incremental sales, gross margin dollars and coop. Ensure accuracy of promotional information including pricing and signage
Develop and maintain strong relationships with vendor partners and consistently operate within company standards, policies and codes of ethics
Coach and develop Associate and Assistant Buyers, as well as Merchandise Assistants, to ensure growth and readiness for next level position
3-5 years of related experience as a Retail Buyer or Category Manager
Ideally a blend of product development and CGP/national branded buying experience
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office and Windows-based programs
Strong retail math skills
Competitive base salary and bonus potential
Full benefits and 401(k)
Full relocation assistance
Future growth opportunities within an expanding team
Bayside Search Group has emerged as one of the country’s top retail recruiting search firms specializing in the retail, e-commerce and consumer products industries. Bayside Search Group was consistently ranked as the “number one” retail search firm in the country within our affiliation. Our retail recruiters pride themselves in being experts in Retail E-Commerce, Management – Product Development – Brand Management – Merchandising – Buying - Planning and Allocation - Supply Chain Management – Distribution – Marketing – All Levels of Corporate and Field Operations – Human Resources. To learn more about Bayside Search Group please visit our website ****

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