About Shopko


Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC operates 363 stores in 24 states throughout the Central, Western and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 131 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities; 5 Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept; 5 Shopko Pharmacy locations; and 222 Shopko Hometown stores, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of smaller communities.




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Growth & Profitability Manager

Shopko - Green Bay, Wisconsin

Posted: 11/13/2018

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Leads analyst teams’ collaboration with merchandising to understand and influence all levers to improve category and product margin.  Drives strategic growth plans, timelines, process, vendor negotiations and relationships across all categories. Drives various merchandising and analytics activities that will involve collaborating with business units, as well as suppliers. 

Manages Growth and Profitability
Develops strategies to minimize cost and maximize allowances to improve adjusted gross margin via strategic sourcing, negotiations, and analytics.
Oversees growth and profitability training courses.
Drives strategic growth & profitability vision.
Develops negotiation strategies through category level assortment analysis for strategic vendors.
Monitors appropriate audit trails for internal audit and performance management purposes.

Oversees Merchandise Process Execution
Drives the merchandising process strategy within all GMAs.
Oversees the development of reporting and metrics.

Supports Relationship Management and Process Improvement
Expert on strategy and communicates across business units and merchandise categories
Develops teammates to be successful at vendor management and organizational effectiveness.
Guides merchant partners on appropriate contract management, vendor performance management/ score carding approaches and negotiations processes

Manages a team of growth and profitability analysts to improve category and product margin.
Provides ongoing development opportunities for team through stretch projects and cross-functional experiences.

College graduate BS/BA degree or equivalent business experience
5 – 7 years retail experience in retail operations, buying or inventory management preferred
Proficiency in use of desktop applications and windows-based programs particularly Excel, PowerPoint, & Word
Strong math and analytical skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to clearly communicate with all levels of the organization and vendors
Ability to present ideas to various levels of leadership
Ability to adapt to changing business needs
Ability to think strategically
Exceptional attention to detail and ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously
Strong problem solving skills with ability to work proactively to resolve issues
Strong command of vendor performance management with keen understanding of relevant cost drivers
Strong negotiation skills
Experience with developing and implementing successful cost saving initiatives
Familiarity with Shopko merchandising and replenishment systems and processes desired

Company Overview
We provide general merchandise, Pharmacy, and Optical services in our store formats of Shopko, Shopko Hometown, and Shopko Express.   
At Shopko, we understand what matters to our customers.  Our stores are designed to be simple, clean, and welcoming, not overwhelming.  We offer the essentials our customers need and the brands they trust at a fair price.  Shopko, the Stuff that counts.
Shopko offers a professional team-oriented work environment, career advancement opportunities, competitive wages, and a comprehensive benefits package! 
Shopko is an Equal Opportunity Employer functioning under an Affirmative Action Plan m/f/d/v.

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