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Associate Assortment Manager, eCommerce - Fresh

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: 8A



Position Summary

Oversee the overall product lifecycle & management to support sales and profitability. Support the Digital Category Merchant in achieving sales, units, profit dollars, and growth objectives. Required to stay knowledgeable of industry & consumer trends in the marketplace and provide subject matter expertise to lead the product sourcing process. Participate in cross functional collaboration with inventory and marketing partners to manage the product lifecycle. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assist with growing assortment through addition of new products that meet the criteria including: revenue expectations, margin requirements and fulfillment methods and ensuring optimization of these criterion throughout the life of the product
  • Assist with assortment onboarding including vendor and item setup to Kroger eCommerce
  • Support assortment needs through SKU rationalization, balancing new items with items that become irrelevant over time, ensuring the digital shelf always meets our customers' needs
  • Assist in managing product lifecycle management for a specific set of categories to ensure overall health of the business
  • Assist with margin analysis to ensure accurate costs are recorded in Kroger systems
  • Assist with eCommerce assortment review with brick and mortar category management team
  • Partner with retail insights team to develop pricing strategies to support new business
  • Support product sourcing process by shopping competition, understanding industry trends, reviewing customer requests and vendor new product recommendations
  • Respond to customer service and warehouse issues/requests in an accurate and timely manner
  • Support item content which includes taxonomy, search, image, ingredient panel, romance copy and nutri-facts
  • Manage time efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with promotions, site merchandising, item control, supply chain teams to manage overall health of the category
  • Support special projects as needed
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • 4+ years experience in one of the following areas: eCommerce, sourcing, replenishment buying/procurement, merchandising
  • Proficient in MS Office, with an emphasis on MS Excel
  • Strong organizational multi-tasking skill and communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Exposure to Kroger Category Management System Data Warehouse, Business Objects, 84.51 and Vitacost systems
  • Assistant Category Management experience
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to distill, synthesize and draw conclusions on large amounts of data

    Education Level: Bachelor's Required
    Required Travel: Up to 25%
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time
     Regions: Any; General Office- Cincinnati; Mid-Atlantic; Midwest; Mountain; South; West


    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/e-Commerce; Merchandising || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

    Job Segment: Developer, Merchandising, Manager, Marketing Manager, Category Manager, Technology, Retail, Management, Marketing

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