Merchandising Specialist - Produce in Greensboro, NC at The Fresh Market

Date Posted: 1/12/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Fresh Market currently has an opening for a Produce Merchandising Specialist at our Corporate Offices in Greensboro, North Carolina.  This role is responsible for providing daily support for the stores and the department’s Category Managers: handling store support calls and communications, entering promotional pricing, sending product distributions and managing the product sample inventory and cutting schedule.

Job Responsibilities

  • Handle departmental communications to stores via Intranet and email, answer store support phone calls
  • Create, maintain and update produce vendor guides in regard to pricing, order codes, costs, COOL, shippers etc.
  • Enter weekly and monthly promotional pricing and new store promotional pricing
  • Process weekly price and cost changes
  • Maintain additions and deletions
  • Proof ad and local signage
  • Maintain local supplier retails and costs  
  • Set up new product and distributions to stores.
  • Organize product samples and new item submission forms, schedule and execute product cuttings.
  • Handle communications with our supply distribution centers
  • Any special projects as requested by Sr. Category manager that support the Produce department

Preferred Attributes

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in strong collaboration with peers
  • Good critical thinking ability
  • Sense of urgency/persistence
  • Desire to learn and grow with a growing company
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, ever-changing work environment
  • Ability to build and maintain professional working relationships

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Produce experience is required
  • Retail experience a plus