Category Manager, Digital

  • Kroger
  • US - OH - Cincinnati
  • 5 days ago

Company Name: Kroger

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US - 45202

Job Duration: 2021-04-07 to 2021-05-07


Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary

Ensure the overall success of the assigned category including the demand, customer experience and business management of a specific category (or a group of categories) for the enterprise. Apply analytical skills and business expertise to take ownership of the business and drive its growth and profitability for the enterprise. Interface with executives and build successful relationships across functions (e.g., buying, marketing, operations, technical and finance teams). Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion, and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage vendor relationships and complex negotiations
  • Analyze KPIs and implement strategies to drive best solution
  • Set category strategic direction and works with cross functional teams to set and drive category strategies
  • Create an annual plan
  • Identify future business opportunities and unique customer needs of the category
  • Build plans that differentiate from the competition
  • Develop action plans to address competitor offerings
  • Identify and solve complex business issues
  • Lead complex vendor negotiations driving overall top line and bottom line growth to the category
  • Develop strong vendor relationships and create strategies to drive sales and margin growth
  • Drive site experiences to continually delight the customer
  • Coach and develop team members resulting in career growth in the organization
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Travel to work campuses to attend company meetings
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience in one of the following areas: replenishment buying/procurement, merchandising, store management, operations, or brand management
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and train
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong organization and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Division Sales Manager, Store Coordinator, or Store Manager
  • Vendor negotiations
  • Promo planning

    Education Level: Bachelor’s Desired
    Required Travel: Up to 25%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time
     Regions: Any; General Office- Cincinnati


    Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest retailers, we employee more nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

     Posting Notes:  OH || Cincinnati || 1014 Vine Street || 45202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Digital; Merchandising || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None