Topco Associates is currently seeking a Category Manager to lead the General Merchandise (GM) group within Center Store in Elk Grove Village, IL.
The Category Manager, GM Department Lead is responsible for efficient sourcing and the development of category strategies and solutions for general merchandise categories. The objective of this role is effective supplier management and driving member participation and growth within programs. The Category Manager is also responsible for the coaching and development of the associates within the department. This role is accountable for delivering annual sales, contribution margin, cost savings and net patronage earnings (NPE) goals. The GM Category Lead will manage between $100 to $200 million in sales.
5 years minimum of category management experience in the consumer product goods and/or retail industry with direct exposure to product sourcing and supplier management. 2 years supervisory experience preferred. Retail experience is a plus.