Festival Foods Category Manager-Deli/Bakery in De Pere, Wisconsin


Job Title: Category Manager - Deli/Bakery

FLSA Status: Salary

Festival Foods is a fast-growing, privately owned, Wisconsin based retail Grocer. The Category Manager will work closely with the Category Buyers in providing category management work, recommendations, planogram and promotional item discussions.


  • Responsible for analyzing progress against assigned department’s total dept and category financial goals and objectives

  • Work with buyers to assist them with analysis and understanding of their assortments

  • Develop, cultivate, and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers

  • Provide the stores with support and communication

  • Responsible for helping execute the advertising process to include item and pricing analysis and recommendations, forecasts,and ad funding.

  • Conduct and recap findings on store visits in both our stores and competition.

  • Attend and/or prepare for trade or buying shows as requested

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Associate’s Degree in Business, an advanced degree is a plus. Two or more years of retail experience required.

  • Experience in the respective dept preferred, but not required


  • Knowledge of pricing functions and procedures

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Detail orientated and accurate

  • Ability to multitask and quickly react to changing responsibilities

  • Store level knowledge (ordering, shelf maintenance, pricing)

  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills

  • Well organized and able to manage multiple priorities

  • High degree of problem solving skills

  • Guest oriented

  • Proficient in Outlook, Excel, MS Office


  • Professional presence and proper phone and e-mail etiquette is required

  • Sitting or standing at a desk/computer 75% of the time

  • The position requires fine finger and broad manual dexterity


The Category Manager is a salaried position.

Requisition Number: 16-2793

Post Date: 10/17/2016

Title: Category Manager-Deli/Bakery

Is Position Part-Time?: No

City: De Pere

State: WI