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Topco Associates is currently seeking a Sr. Business Analyst for the Center Store team in Elk Grove Village, IL.
The Business Analyst is responsible for supporting the Center Store team in delivering value and savings by developing solutions and implementing strategies and goals for all aspects of the Center Store process, establishing and reporting on key performance indicators as well as continuously benchmarking and improving strategic sourcing practices (e.g. total lowest cost of ownership, strategic sourcing, supplier management, contract management, supplier scorecards, etc.). Additional responsibilities include supporting ad-hoc initiatives and Member projects.
Topco Associates is currently seeking a Director, Project Management Office for the Center Store Operations team in Elk Grove Village, IL.
The Director, Project Management Office (PMO) reports to the VP of Center Store Operations and has the primary responsibility of running the PMO function for all of Center Store. This may include delivering all technology enabled project initiatives for Center Store and or delivering process change to the business and or the members. This position works across a wide variety of functional areas and teams including IT, departmental functional leads, members, consultants, vendors or other third parties to ensure successful tracking, reporting and execution of significant initiatives. This position will also have the responsibility of teaching and injecting a culture of process discipline into the organization.
Topco Associates is currently seeking a Fuel Operations Support Analyst for the Fuel team in Quincy, MA.
The Fuel Operations Support Analyst will be responsible for all operational support including but not limited to system setups, invoice error resolution, pricing process efficiency/pricing accuracy, system inventory reconciliation, Renewable Identification Number inventory and outside services.
Topco Associates is currently seeking a Brand Manager for the Marketing team in Elk Grove Village, IL.
Topco Associates, LLC is a cooperative of over forty of the nation’s regional grocery retailers and wholesalers that are our member-owners. Celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2019, Topco aggregates Own Brand volume and expertise for over 15,000 grocery stores. The Brand Marketing team is responsible for championing the creation and growth of $3 Billion in Retail Own Brand Dollars including brands, such as Food Club, Simply Done, TopCare, Full Circle Market, Wide Awake and Culinary Tours.
Topco’s Brand Team develops the brand portfolio and shopper marketing strategies to drive shopper loyalty at Topco’s grocery member retailers. As strategic advisors to our member-owners, we influence marketing and merchandising activation through developing recommendations based on a shopper-centric, data-driven approach.
Under the direction of the Senior Brand Manager, the Brand Manager will be responsible for managing multiple Retailer Exclusive Brand portfolios in various food or non-food grocery channel product categories. In addition to being a strategic advisor to all Member Retailers/Wholesalers, on assigned brands, this individual will be a single point of contact for one to three specific Member Retailers/Wholesalers, on behalf of the entire Brand team, influencing at the senior leadership levels to drive growth in Retailer Exclusive Brand sales.
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.
We are currently seeking a Retail Insights Analyst for Avantis and the tradeview analytics team in Elk Grove Village, IL.
Avantis Partners is an industry leader in supply side analytics for retail. A joint venture between Topco and Audit Technology Group, Avantis Partners is dedicated to helping merchants optimize vendor performance through fact based, data driven strategic vendor negotiations. The analyst will play a key role in day-to-day data analysis and reporting, client engagement and in moving forward Avantis Partners’ strategy using the TradeView Analytics™ platform. Avantis Partners drives success by providing retailers with the roadmap to achieve the lowest possible net cost and to detect and correct missed trade fund and other payment errors. The application used to access this valuable information is TradeView Analytics (TVA). TVA offers a number of value propositions to their client base: 1. On-demand visibility into the performance of trade funds through vendor scorecards as well as category and item-level reports 2. Ability to benchmark their key sales, cost, margin and trade fund metrics against other participating clients. 3. Detailed visibility into the performance of National Brand vs. Private Brand Equivalent, across cost, price and margin.
Topco Associates is currently seeking a Director of Fresh Meat for the Meat Department in Elk Grove Village, IL.
The Director of Fresh Meat is responsible for delivering sales, contribution margins and cost savings for the Fresh Meat department as well as establishes and accomplishes business objectives for their team. Develops and leads both category and sourcing teams and reinforces behaivors that align with Topco’s leadship competencies. Leads the development of category solutions that drive incremental member participation and growth. Through direct member engagement, is responsible for developing and executing a strategic sales plan to meet and exceed all financial objectives. Provides leadership and vision to the organization that support the company’s overall objectives and strategies.