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Associate Assortment Manager, eCommerce

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



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 functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation

Minimum Position Qualifications/Education: 

  • 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 Job Experience:

  • 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 customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states. Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and 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 || 221 E 4th St || 45202 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Digital || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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