Merchandise Category Specialist

Merchandise Category Specialist
El Dorado, AR

Job Description

The Merchandise Category Specialist (reporting to Senior Manager of Merchandise Pricing) will be responsible for coordinating the day-to-day operations of pricing and rebate management for the Tobacco & Alcohol Categories. The specialist will collect and organize manufacturer buydowns/rebates monthly. The specialist will refine the existing process to execute the pricing of Tobacco products and coordinate the financial impact of any retail price change.

1. Collect and mine data for analysis. Create reporting on product-level sales, and on margin and growth projections. Create and maintain pricing dashboards using BI tools.

2. Develop relationships with key vendors to ensure accuracy and timeliness of buydown and rebate changes along with quarterly cost changes.

3. Execute monthly pricing reviews with Pricebook, by category.

4. Collect and organize all vendor monthly buydowns.

5. Regular review and analysis of the cost/retail position of the categories. Identify and resolve cost discrepancies and partner with MUSA accounting to resolve issues on invoice costs.

6. Field and respond to pricing opportunities and questions voiced by the local sales and operations teams that impact specific store locations.

7. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

Broad knowledge of such fields as accounting, marketing, finance, business administration, etc. Equivalent to a four year college degree, plus 2 years related experience.

Broad knowledge of such fields as accounting, marketing, business administration, finance, etc. Equivalent to a four year college degree, plus 3 years related experience and/or training, and 7 to 11 months related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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