MR Williams is adding a Category Captain to our Food Service/Purchasing team! We’re looking for an individual who is dynamic, innovative, a problem solver, who thinks strategically and is detail-oriented. This position requires the candidate to draw from prior knowledge to build programs that will enable retailers to take their food service offerings to the next level. You’ll work closely with our Food Service sales team to roll out new initiatives while also being responsible for the execution of all things procurement related. You’ll work closely with our Marketing team as programs you build are translated into digital media and uploaded to our website and mobile applications. We’re seeking for a strong negotiator who gets excited about meeting with vendors to refine their offerings to meet our objectives. We need someone who’s passionate about our customer’s success and who shares our values (Selfless Service, Fierce Loyalty, Never Satisfied) in every interaction – internally and externally – throughout the day. If this sounds like a fit – let’s talk!
Product knowledge and proper handling
Leveraging Food Service Category Expertise
Supplier Relationship Management
Information Management: Gather information from suppliers, internal and external sources is critical in understanding market dynamics along with ability to develop programs.
2 years experience in the Food Service channel
Negotiating, persuasion and influencing skills
Organizing, planning and prioritize work
Strong attention to detail and follow-up
Good communication skills
Making decisions and solving problems
Risk taker, creative