Company: Topco Associates LLC
Posted on: May 7, 2022
Topco Associates is currently seeking a Category Analyst for the
Indirect Spend Marketing team in Quincy, MA. We are currently
operating in a primarily remote-work setting as we continue to
prioritize the wellbeing and safety of our associates. In the
future, this position will convert to a hybrid role, with the
successful candidate conducting work in our Quincy office and
virtually. Our offices remain open now for associates to use on a
The Category Analyst is responsible for leading both the short term
(day to day) and long term strategic sourcing strategy and
execution for their categories. They are responsible for ensuring
that their categories are purchased at a total lowest cost of
ownership, achieve maximum member participation, and enhance the
competitive position and profitability of Topco member companies.
The Category Analyst is responsible for achieving department goals,
building and maintaining strong relationships with both members and
vendors, working with Program Management to drive value add
category results, implementing best practices and deliver overall
excellent customer service to our members. A Category Analysts
approximate threshold of category spend responsibility is
Determine Categories to Source
Conduct Market Supply Analysis
Conduct Member Surveys
Set Sourcing Strategy
Participate on Topco Teams
Maintain Supplier Relationships
Manage Commodity and Other Risk
Drive Cost Savings
Drive timely, successful category reviews and actionable
recommendations for members
Resolve Supplier Issues (Service and Quality)
Respond to Member Requests
Quote on new items
Forecasting or planning Sales volume
Resolving Invoice issues/inquiries
Input/Manage Cost Pages
Input/Manage Item Level Detail
All other duties as assigned
Four-year college degree preferred in Economics, Finance,
Accounting, Mathematics, Business Administration or equivalent.
2-4 years of experience in a business environment.
1-2 years (minimum) purchasing, procurement, retail operations,
and/or related industry experience
Able to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment.
Able to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms with
people at all levels, including member personnel.
Proven ability to manage others, inspire confidence and interact
with others at all levels.
Able to interpret industry data and make business decisions under
supervision, and to perform basic mathematical calculations on a
Ability to negotiate successfully in marketing/buying
Familiarity with major product sources, industry practices, quality
levels, packaging and logistics.
Ability to speak publicly and make presentations to group of
Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of products, especially
Ability to use, or learn to use, Topco business systems.
Public speaking/presentation training skills desirable.
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