Giant Eagle Supermarkets

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Analyst, Own Brands Sourcing

Giant Eagle Supermarkets - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posted: 07/12/2018

About Us

Giant Eagle Inc., ranked 36 on Forbes magazine's largest private corporations list, is one of the nation's largest food retailers and distributors with approximately \\$9.5 billion in annual sales. Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc. has grown to be the number one supermarket retailer in the region with more than 420 stores throughout western Pennsylvania, north central Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.

Giant Eagle was previously named America's Second Harvest Regional Retailer of the Year for its support of local food banks, and also actively supports numerous community events, the United Way, Children's Hospital, Race For The Cure and other non-profit organizations. The company also has created education initiatives such as Apples For The Students, which has provided millions of dollars in computer equipment, software and other classroom learning tools for local schools and the Be A Smart Shopper school nutrition program. Further information can be found at

Position Summary

The Sourcing and Own Brands Analyst will work with the Own Brands Managers to assist in maximizing Own Brand sales, profit and market share. Their efforts will assist in supporting the overall merchandising category goals. The Sourcing and Own Brand Analyst will support competitive environmental scans and financial analysis, sourcing activities, quality assurance, contract execution, and supplier management/compliance.

Job Responsibilities

  • Identify potential new items to introduce and forecast potential sales. Provide innovative product ideas to the merchants to help differentiate GE from our competition.
  • Complete financial analysis with respect to Own Brands opportunities.
  • Manage a consistent, competitive bidding process. Conduct and create demand analysis, RFPs, RFIs, assist with supplier contracts and mentor others in their preparation. Negotiate and implement value-based contracts consistent with customer requirements and Giant Eagle's sourcing strategy.
  • Develop annual sourcing strategies for assigned LOBs. Plan, manage, and execute the sourcing project objectives and timelines inclusive of project goals, product specifications, supplier criteria, pricing and production parameters.
  • Lead and facilitate supplier discovery process; providing analysis necessary for Own Brand managers and Category Teams to make best possible supplier selection; track and report on cost of goods savings, facilitate process for price and term negotiation
  • Oversee the management of vendor relationships in order to ensure that the Giant Eagle receives maximum value in terms of price, quality, service, and reliability
  • Conduct the RFX (Request For Information, Request for Proposal) process as part of our strategic sourcing process
  • Identify and implements cost-saving activities
  • Little or no financial or budgetary responsibility Amount of Budgetary Responsibility: \\$0
  • None

Education and Training Required

  • Bachelors Degree Business, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Marketing

Experience Required

  • 3 to 5 years

Experience Desired

  • Prior experience in retail, sourcing, or CPG environment

Competencies Required

  • Adaptability
  • Customer Focused
  • Gets Things Done
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Respect for Self and Others
  • Analytical
  • Composure
  • Computer Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Creative
  • Innovation Management
  • Negotiation
  • Numeric Computation/Reporting
  • Presentation & Verbal Communic
  • Written Communication

Work Environment

  • Normal office environment

Physical requirements

Equipment Used

  • Calculator
  • Computer
  • Copier
  • Fax Machine
  • Printer
  • Telephone

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