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Business Development Assistant - Procurement (Division) , Dallas, Texas

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Central Market is a specialty grocery that started in Austin, TX in 1994 and has grown to 10 locations in Texas.

What makes Central Market one of the freshest markets in the country? Try a sumptuous selection of everything edible, for starters. We go straight to the source to bring you the finest food and drink the world has to offer. With hundreds of cheeses, thousands of wines, acres of produce, and aisles of experts, Central Market is a foodie's wonderland. Our commitment beyond the plate is another reason we're a cut above. We believe food is a way of uniting families and communities, of preserving cultures, and of starting new traditions. Each of our nine stores is a market in the truest sense is a place to exchange goods, services and ideas for those really into food.

Getting the right products at the right price in the right store at the right time is no small task. That's what our merchandising Partners do every day. They bring expertise in the areas of procurement, merchandising, culinary, analysis, pricing, quality assurance, demo programming, and inventory planning.

As a Business Development Assistant, you will review, prioritize, track actions, and resolve complex issues in support of H-E-B's Business Development Managers (BDMs).

Once you're eligible, you'll become an Owner in the company, so we're looking for commitment, hard work, and focus on quality and Customer service. 'Partner-owned' means our most important resources--People--drive the innovation, growth, and success that make H-E-B The Greatest Omnichannel Retailing Company.

Do you have a:
HEART FOR PEOPLE... communication, collaboration, and customer service skills?
HEAD FOR BUSINESS... an ability to research and resolve moderately complex issues on your own?
PASSION FOR RESULTS... capability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced, many-deadline environment?

We are looking for:
- Experience in business, merchandising, procurement, or store operations in the Food Industry
- Understanding of product information data flow (item, vendor, cost, price) in the Food Industry

What is the work?
- Ensures products are competitively priced, meeting price image and financial objectives as directed by the BDM
- Executes consistent pricing strategy for BDM in communication materials / branding throughout pricing programs, processes, policies, and other H-E-B initiatives
- Manages data entry of cost and retail relationships to support marketing and merchandising strategies
- Utilizes existing templates / processes to track category performance and / or run category reports
- Identifies, researches, and resolves simple to moderately complex issues with minimal BDM involvement
- Represents BDM in meetings (note taking, presenting updates, clarifying, notifying BDM of priority action steps)
- Creates promotional product surveys in tool for promotional events including forecasting, store allocation
- Promotional event execution including coupons, PI tracking, and OMS offers
- Executes broker's functions when no broker exists (e.g., secure product samples)
- Coordinates test sets
- Supports BDM
- Drafts communications / presentations
- Solves minor process problems; implements solutions to routine issues
- Develops / coordinates agenda and travel itinerary for key BDM supplier or retail visit trips
- Manages new item submission and set up process after items have been selected by Business Development Manager including eCommerce
- Performs basic analysis for supplier negotiation

What is your background?
- Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, finance, or related field, or comparable experience
- 1+ years of experience in business, merchandising / procurement, or store operations in Specialty Foods or Specialty Grocery

Do you have what it takes to be a fit as an H-E-B Business Development Assistant?
- Organization and project management skills
- Verbal / written communication skills
- Interpersonal skills; customer service-oriented; ability to work cohesively on internal / external contacts
- PC skills, including MS Office, and software programs required by the job including eCommerce, BI
- Ability to prioritize and manage workload with multiple deadlines
- Ability to work on cross-functional teams
- Ability and willingness to learn, adapt to, and use new systems and processes
- Ability to make good decisions
- Ability to comprehend product information data flow (item, vendor, cost, price) and guide vendors through H- E-B processes and policies

Can you...
- Function in a fast-paced, retail, office environment
- Travel by car or plane with overnight stays
- Work extended hours; sit for extended periods
- Regularly lift 20 lbs or more
EmployerH-E-B Grocery