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Sr. Manager, Category

| Chicago


Peapod.com is the leading grocery delivery provider in the nation and we’ve been delivering innovative solutions for customers for over 25 years. Our goal is to “Amaze & Delight” each of our customers, every day. We are an innovative workplace where open-mindedness and new ideas are encouraged!

The Category Manager will be responsible for meeting the e-Customer grocery needs and driving business growth. Drive continuous improvement in efficient business process, utilizing category/consumer insights, eCommerce best practices, effective communication and collaboration with partners including the Sales team, Marketing, Supply Chain and vendors.   

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee merchandising assistant in assuring data integrity, promotions, retails, costs,subs, new item setup, and Item Master
  • Manage financial processes including budgeting, forecasting, modeling, vendor funding, reporting, project financing, etc.
  • Responsible for category financial metrics ranging from sales to product margins including basket growth and Customer metrics
  • Develops and executes customer-focused eCommerce category plans. Manage  assortment and selection for assigned categories.
  • Execute and manage replenishment, service levels and inventory
  • Work with aligned departments to ensure category performance to include increasing sales, improving margins and growing baskets
  • Develop innovative concepts and programs to promote/market the category and/or corporate brands
  • Collaborate with AUSA merchandising to best understand and respond to needs/opportunities
  • Hold vendors accountable for agreement terms
  • Interface with PPP lead to ensure vendor overlays/ “accelerators” are connected to merchandising strategies/plans to drive growth
  • Lead quarterly planning meetings with Operations/Marketing to drive Seasonal alignment and ensure strong execution

Desired Qualifications:

  • eCommerce experience a plus  

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
  • 6-8 years Merchandising Experience

Peapod offers a competitive starting salary, with excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K with match, paid time off and flexible spending accounts...and a discount on your groceries! You must be authorized to work in the United States to be eligible for consideration for employment. Peapod is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.


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Right next to Union Station, we are easy to get too and surrounded by food in Downtown and the West Loop.

What are Peapod Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement

Additional Perks + Benefits

Just as our employees amaze and delight all of our customers, we work to take care of our own through a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salaries and the opportunity to grow within our company.

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