Buyer/ Merchandiser

Buyer/ Merchandiser
NY, Staten Island

Job Description

We are seeking a Buyer/Merchandiser for our client in Staten Island, NY.  This is a full-time permanent position.  

Please send qualified resumes to mary.abraham at harveynashusa.com.

Job Summary

  • Maintain Fiscal Year Budget Objectives including but not limited to ad billings, promotional income, gross margin and topline sales goals, vendor negotiations and company events.
  • Meet with departmental vendors and sales representatives to analyze and negotiate the best cost and deal for ad creation & promotional events.
  • Work cross functionally to develop weekly frozen advertisements with feature retails, TPR programs, and deliver feature demand projections.
  • Prepare information for various committee meetings where advertisements, sales performance, new items and gross profit objectives are reviewed.
  • Analyze sales trends and market conditions while leveraging internal and external data sources to develop successful sales / merchandising strategies around price and distribution in frozen categories.
  • From vendor engagement, perform category / item assortment optimization.
  • Assess competitive landscape and optimize pricing on key market-basket items.
  • Coordinate vendor participation in food shows & coordinate additional ad placement while generating incremental income.
  • Provide service to owners and members. Listen to feedback and opinions of store level operations as well as resolve any issues and questions that might arise.
  • Provide vendors, brokers, and manufacturers’ business reviews including positive and negative trends that have taken place FYTD working with the Analytics team
  • Where necessary, undertake RFP / RFI & vendor contract negotiations for the co-op relating to frozen businesses.
  • Assist the director in any additional operations necessary to the success of the department.

Skills & Experience

  • 5-7 years in CPG and/or food retail industries. Familiarity in supermarket industry is a plus. Sales experience is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business , Finance or Marketing
  • Ability to interpret data and transfer into sales & promotion strategies
  • Excellent analytic, communication & presentation skills allowing one to be tactical & strategic
  • Excellent Power Point and Excel skills.
  • Familiar with shelf management software and techniques.
  • Previous experience with merchandising / pricing systems is a plus.


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