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Performance Food Group Mgr, Category - Poultry/Turkey - Protein Further Processed in Hickory, North Carolina


Job Title:

Mgr, Category - Poultry/Turkey - Protein Further Processed


Performance Hickory (0810)

Job Description:

BASIC FUNCTION: Manage the customer relations, purchasing, and financial management functions related to assigned product category in order to achieve maximum profits and customer satisfaction. Coordinate the buying, selling, and merchandising efforts of the vendor and distributor, resulting in satisfied customers, profitable sales and above average in-stock percentages, inventory turns, and days accounts payable outstanding. Interfaces with customers, vendors, management, warehouse personnel, and the Accounting, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Transportation, Information Services, Inbound Freight Traffic personnel, Vice President, Purchasing and other Purchasing personnel. Functions as a team member within the department and organization, as required, and performs any duty assigned to best serve the company.


  • Support to resolve slow moving and dead inventory issues while supporting buyers goals and company performance objectives. Consolidate low volume, slow turning items and vendors.

  • Manage assigned product category portfolio, trade agreements and best COGS, along with Inventory forward buys for optimum gross margins and pricing competitiveness.

  • Manage and analyze assigned category, accountable for Category sales growth and YOY performance. Category performance includes all areas of growth objectives. Analyze and position category portfolio for maximizing ROI, brand(s) assortment, price levels, merchandising promotions and overall profitability within assigned category.

  • Category Manager lead communicator and marketer with Sales, Marketing and/or customer(s). Market trends etc.

  • Conduct vendor meetings, business reviews, create valued relationships, lead product reviews and assessment of market opportunities.

  • Negotiate local promotions allowances, local trade agreements and additional deals as requested. i.e. Buying Conferences etc.

  • Review and Assess Vendor Performance Reports, Identify Issues and Provide Recommendations to Vice President of Purchasing.

  • Monitor over-committed and urgent items. Increase inventory turns upon reaching full truckloads. Resolve slow moving and dead inventory issues. Consolidate low volume, slow turning items and vendors.

  • Set up vendor bill backs with Vice President, Purchasing. Review monthly reports. Work with Accounts Payable to ensure that vendor bill backs are promptly billed and deducted.

  • Assist accounting with invoicing customers for storage and finance charges on excess inventory.

  • Communicate issues and solutions to Area Managers, customers, branch multi-unit account personnel, and receiving and shipping personnel. Act as key purchasing contact for Multi-Unit Account Managers and Executives. Act as key purchasing department contact for customers.

  • Manage product quality issues such as recalls, etc. Monitor product expiration dates and ensure proper disposal of out-of-date products.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Req Number:


Address Line 1:

543 12th Street Drive NW

Job Location:

Hickory, North Carolina (NC)


1st Shift

Full Time / Part Time:

Full Time

EEO Statement:

Performance Food Group and/or its subsidiaries (individually or collectively, the "Company") provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all applicants and employees, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. Please click on the following links to review: (1) our EEO Policy (http://pfgc.com/Policy) ; (2) the "EEO is the Law" poster (http://pfgc.com/Poster) and supplement (http://pfgc.com/Supplement) ; and (3) the Pay Transparency Policy Statement (http://pfgc.com/PayTransparency) .

Required Qualifications:

High School Diploma or Equivalent

4-6 years foodservice distribution and purchasing experience.


Performance Foodservice

Job Category:


Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s in business management, marketing or related area.

6-10+ years foodservice distribution and purchasing management experience.


North Carolina

Company Description:

Performance Foodservice, PFG’s broadline distributor, maintains a unique relationship with a variety of local customers, including independent restaurants and hotels, healthcare facilities, schools, and quick-service eateries. A team of sales reps, chefs, consultants and other experts builds close relationships with each customer, providing advice on improving operations, menu development, product selection and operational strategies. The Performance Foodservice team delivers delicious food, but also goes above and beyond to help independent restaurant owners achieve their dreams.


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