• Senior Category Specialist

    Job Locations US-IL-Elk Grove Village
    Posted Date 6 days ago(7/11/2018 9:17 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Category Management
  • Overview

    Topco Associates is currently seeking a Senior Category Specialist for the GM team in Elk Grove Village, IL.


    On a daily basis this position is responsible for interacting with members, the member service team, working with approved suppliers and communicating order, item, and pricing information.


    • Oversees member orders for specific high volume routine commodities, solicits orders from members, works with approved suppliers, and follows up to ensure and timely delivery. Also monitors daily order flow and pricing
    • Maintains contact with approved suppliers to ensure availability of product to meet member needs and determine prices and delivery dates.
    • Ensures prompt and accurate bill/pay processing by assisting in correction of billing to members and payments to suppliers, following up to ensure that product sales are reported and billed correctly and investigating supplier errors as directed
    • Assists in the development and implementation of accurate pricing for Topco supplied items
    • Maintains communication with members to communicate supply conditions.
    • As directed, may perform any or all the duties of Associate Category Manager in the absence of the Associate Category Manager or in a training situation.
    • Assists with the development and maintenance of a strong supplier base to ensure availability of product to meet member needs by maintaining regular communication with approved suppliers.
    • Promotes departmental delivery of efficient service to members by overseeing timely and accurate maintenance of pricing records, supplier service standards and availability. Promotes effective use of Topco systems to maximize efficiencies.
    • Completes month end close which includes sales recap, closing open orders and assuring that all orders post to the correct month




    • 4 year college degree required 

    Previous Experience:


    • Two years relevant experience in retail operations, customer service or at the Category Specialist level


    Other qualifications:


    • Honest; dependable; ethical; punctual; detail oriented; accurate; follow through; multi-tasker; organized; team player; problem solver; communications skills; data entry; Excel/Word


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