Fresh Food Category Manager

Job title:
Fresh Food Category Manager
Role synopsis:
The Fresh Food Category Manager will develop strategic and tactical business & promotional plans for fresh food for ampm convenience stores.
Req ID:
United States - California - La Palma
Is this a part time position?:
Relocation available:
Yes - Domestic (In country) only
Travel required:
Yes - up to 25%
Key accountabilities:
+ Negotiates contracts which include development of national contract /rebate agreements that support the category business plans.
+ Acts as the primary contact for vendors that support the national program, promotions and merchandising execution that are outlined in the category business plan.
+ Manages the category budget including approving vendor estimates, generating purchase orders, processing invoices and rebates.
+ Develops national promotions and pricing strategies that support the category business plan.
+ Monitors key national promotions or planograms and manage the business plan scorecard, communicating results and recommending corrective action if necessary.
+ Develops new foodservice offerings as well as improvement of existing foodservice programs.
+ Rolls out food products and programs working with closely with operations team.
+ Responsible for managing monthly category performance reviews
+ Accountable for bi-monthly promotional planning and execution
+ Directly handles day-to-day operational encounters
+ Manages proprietary inventory levels. Troubleshoots any overages and shortages accordingly
Essential Education:
Bachelor?s Degree or equivalent
Desirable criteria and qualifications:
+ Degree in related field is preferred
+ Food Protection Manager Certification
+ HACCP Certification
About BP:
We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.
ampm: The year was 1978.
The very first ampm store opened its doors in Southern California, to serve a snack-craved populace. From this one little store came the birth of a snack movement. More stores opened and it soon
became clear to these early ampm pioneers that people everywhere wanted their fair share of snacks. As time went on, more and more ampm snack purveyors emerged to answer their
calling and help quell the cravings. Today, there are over 1000 stores throughout the United States, serving nearly 2,200 different products. So day or night, for breakfast, lunch or dinner and everything in between, ampm stores are always there to serve your needs.
Application close date:
Retail Buying
Job category:
Countries (State/Region):
United States - California
If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis ( 4 cm/1 ?? scalp, or > 2 cm/?? body ? arms & armpits/legs/chest)
As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, BP is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us or have one of your representatives contact us at BPUSApplicationAssis@bp.com or by telephone at 281.366.1999.
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Essential experience and job requirements:
+ 5+ yrs in current or recent foodservice category management experience required
+ QSR, Grocery or Convenience Retail Experience a plus.
+ Experience negotiating with vendors
+ Strong leadership and critical thinking skills
+ Strong analytical skills
+ Computer literate (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
+ Understands Category Performance indicators (GM, ROI, Sales/sq.ft, Inventory turns, and basket size)
+ Works well cross-departmentally.
+ Knowledge of food safety and handling guidelines
Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):
There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.
Eligibility Requirements:
If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.

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