Regional Merchandising Specialist

Job Order ID:1829
Posting Date:11/8/2017
Job Location:Vancouver BC Canada
Job Description:


Regional Merchandising Specialist - Food Service


In order to streamline the efficiency of the operation and to ensure adequate support for the front-line staff, our client is undertaking a hiring process for a Regional Merchandising Specialist in one of these functional areas:   Grocery and Bakery, Beef and Pork, Seafood and Poultry, Non-Foods Cleaning and Beverage, and finally Produce.


Some of what you will do in this role includes:

  • Supports National Merchandising Manager in all aspects of category management strategies, key initiatives, and product
  • Life-cycle management process from initial sourcing & market introduction to deletion for regional items
  • Provides category specific information to regional Sales Representatives and Marketing teams via phone and email
  • Interfaces and collaborates with internal customers, brokers, and vendors to facilitate accurate information sharing as related to assigned category
  • Provides insights, analytics and recommendations in the development of strategies
  • Provides insight to achieve volume and margin targets for assigned category, in support of segmented customer and brand marketing plans
  • Develops and communicates relevant product and vendor information to the divisional sales and marketing teams, in support of assigned category strategies and initiatives
  • Provides communication to sales and marketing teams regarding product issues, and price changes
  • Provides problem analysis and resolution to DSR and marketing team members on product concerns
  • Maintains knowledge of industry trends and developments
  • Collaborates with peers to continuously improve existing processes and development of new tools to drive greater business efficiencies

To apply for this position, you should have most of the following in your background:

  • You must enjoy the pace of the Food Service Industry
    Experience with an ERP system
  • Experience supporting and selling over the phone and providing exceptional customer service
  • Good project management skills
  • Skilled in quick analytics and business math to make quick and good decisions, along with experience with Excel and Access
  • Experience handling product lifecycle requirements for perishability and stale dating
  • You deal in facts, but are comfortable with a little fiction when needed to create a good sales story
  • Experience in pricing / category management or price analysis
  • High degree of verbal acuity, you are comfortable speaking to people and presenting when required
  • Ability to multi-task and work hours outside of the traditional when needed


If this sounds like a role where you could be successful, please apply today!