The Category Manager will be responsible for implementing and assisting in the creation of business plans for the grocery buisness. The Business Development manager will work with suppliers, the 6 foodservices companies that IMA represents and the IMA team to assist in RFP negotiations, conduct category analytics and bring values added solutions for his or her areas of responsibility.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of success in leading IT consulting services based purchasing categories and will be able to implement best practices in areas such as cost management and supplier relationship management.
In this role, you will recommend the nature and scope of present and future tabletop product lines by reviewing product spec and requirements, customer fit, competitive products, sales, ROI, and marketplace demand.
Manage the sourcing strategy development, requirements gathering, request for proposal, supplier selection, and contract negotiation components of the sourcing process for sourcing engagements as directed by the business partners.