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The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company - Montvale, NJ

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Promotional forecasting of ADS and pre-ship of distributions.

Management of promotional, turn base and raw service levels.

Management of vendor DSD programs on high velocity promotional programs.

Responsible for all facets of inventory management for their assigned categories.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
All Categories:
Promotional forecasting using company sales data and history of retail price point and AD placement. Daily review of added or deleted contracts affecting the AD forecast financials and procurement of goods.

Management of, system generated or manual store distributions.

Provides direction to wholesaler for product substitutions and any proration of product after consultation and approval by the Category Manger.

Works with the wholesaler procurement and demand planning associates and assures adequate inventory and excellent service level for sales programs.

Responsible for maintaining a 95.0% or greater raw service level and 97.0% or greater base service level.

Responsible for inventory management of all assigned categories. Scope includes LOA (left over ad), disc liability, short coded, dead and excess.

Pull Store On Hand Data / Sell Through Report - issue coupon extensions where necessary on store/WHSE overstocks.

Work store data collection site each week to support individual stores with heavy inventory. Work with category manager to issue a coupon if necessary.

SPECIAL SKILLS, TRAINING OR EXPERIENCE

College degree preferred

2-4 years previous experience

Retail, multi-location supermarket experience a plus

Strong communication skills

CORE COMPANY VALUES:
Think Customer First

Our Customers are the reason we’re in business. So we set priorities based on the question: “How will this serve them?” We owe Customers our very best efforts and do whatever it takes to keep them coming back by really listening to them, anticipating their needs, and by being first to offer them the best. We move on Customer needs and requests with a sense of urgency — at the “speed of retail.”

Dignity and Respect

We see and value the uniqueness of every individual and believe everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. When we interact with Customers, we make them feel Welcome, Important, and Appreciated. For some of us, the “Customers” are Associates in our stores. We treat fellow Associates with the dignity and respect deserving of any member of the A&P family. When we see our colleagues treating people right, we praise in public. When we see behavior that misses the mark, we counsel in private and with kindness.

Talent Investment

We believe that when you build the people, they will build the business. So we choose to invest in our people by continually providing opportunities for development. We encourage our Associates to continually seek out fresh ideas and approaches. We are a culture of “responsible learners” who identify our skill gaps and fill them in with self-learning. Building our knowledge base and sharing it with others will help our Company innovate and grow. Whenever possible, we promote from within.

Integrity

People want to do business with those they can trust. To earn that trust, we are true to our word and keep our promises. We are honest to a fault. We tell the truth, even when it hurts. Because we hold ourselves to the highest ethical standard in our words and deeds, and we welcome scrutiny from our business partners, our shareholders, and the general public. We are committed to being an upstanding corporate citizen in the communities we serve.

Accountability

Each of us makes a daily contribution to the success of our Company. In that sense, we are all owners. We show our pride in ownership by taking responsibility for all aspects of our work. We follow through completely and measure our results. Each Associate has the responsibility to look, see, and act to make our Company stronger. When we see a problem, we not only fix the problem — we fix the cause. We base our work on data, not feelings. We know our Customers and we know our numbers.

Teamwork

We work as a team, because while any individual idea or effort may be great, collaboration will only make it better. The most important job of any manager is to develop people to be experts and leaders themselves. This is how we will build strong teams. Company leaders keep an “open door” to suggestions and new ideas from Associates. It’s more fun to win. When a job is well done, we celebrate successes and share in the rewards — together.

Sustainability

We are a good neighbor. We make a positive mark on the environment we work in, so it’s a better place for our having been there. We stay connected to the community through charitable giving and service. We especially support programs that make a difference in the lives of children — our most precious resource. Doing good for the communities we serve is good for business. We’re committed to offering products, information, and incentives that help our Customers do the right thing for their families and the environment. Sustainability guides our long-range planning. We make business decisions that are designed to help our company prosper for another 150 years.

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Once one of the biggest baggers of groceries in the US, The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P) has been reduced to a...