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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 Staff Rebate Accountant for the Accounting team in Elk Grove Village, IL.
Under the direction of the Manager Volume Incentive, the Rebate Staff Accountant monitors and controls volume incentives and all other vendor-related rebates. Ensures accurate and complete rebate accounting. Prepares and communicates rebate performance and rebate opportunity analyses to management. Participates in rebate accounting process efficiency improvement.
Topco Associates is currently seeking a Category Manager for the Indirect Spend team in Quincy, MA.
Under the direct supervision of the Category Director, the Category Manager will lead the Logistics and Distribution for Topco’s Indirect Spend Program (ISP). The Category Manager is responsible for managing and overseeing project initiatives with representatives from our member-owner organizations to source indirect products/services in the Logistics and Distribution space. The Category Manager is responsible for ensuring that their categories are delivered to the member at a total lowest cost of ownership, achieve maximum member participation, and enhance the competitive position and profitability of Topco member companies. The Category Manager is responsible for achieving department goals and working with their team to drive value added category results and innovation. This position will lead a team of 2 - 3 associates. The Category Manager is also responsible for leading best practice sharing among their peers, driving continuous improvement of the procurement processes and leading cross functional initiatives. The Category Manager will manage $150MM to $180MM in indirect sourcing spend.
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 Category Manager for the Produce team in Yakima, Washington or Visalia, CA.
The Category Manager for Apples, Pears & Cherries for purchasing products at a cost to achieve maximum member participation and to enhance the competitive position and profitability of Topco member companies.
Topco Associates is currently seeking an Associate Quality Assurance Manager- Product Development for the Quality Assurance team in Elk Grove Village, IL.
The Associate QA Manager promotes the delivery of optimal Quality Assurance services to our member companies (regional grocery retailers and wholesalers) by managing and directing Quality Assurance activities within assigned areas of responsibility to perform product approvals, perform and maintain product monitoring reviews, develop and ensure maintenance of current finished product specifications; ensure product and supplier compliance with specifications at all points through the distribution channels, provide and maintain product technical information; investigate and resolve product quality issues; ensure all programs are aligned with the overall business strategies of the department and Topco.
Topco Associates is currently seeking a Corporate Communications Specialist in Elk Grove Village, IL.
The Corporate Communications Specialist is responsible for presenting and maintaining a positive public image and brand for Topco to all internal and external audiences. The Specialist will also compose original content to support Topco initiatives, and will work with the Senior Manager of Corporate Communications to ensure a consistent voice across all companywide communications. This position collaborates with various internal and external teams to provide assistance with both written and visual messaging across multiple channels.
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.