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Category Specialist

Posting Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: Tyler, TX

Company: Brookshire Grocery Company

Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC) is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 180 stores in three states – Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas – with three distribution centers and a corporate office. BGC prides itself on offering its partners one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry which includes medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, paid time off, stock ownership, a 401k retirement plan, incentive plans, employee discounts, educational scholarships, and access to BGC’s 205-acre outdoor recreation area.

Job Summary

Provides administrative support to category management through data entry of advertised product information. Responsible for ensuring data integrity, accuracy, and adherence to Company standards. Supports the ad planning process by monitoring and validating data files, and processing data changes for all store banners.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs accurate data entry functions for category products across all Company store banners. Maintains ad libraries and ensures accuracy of product information in the system.
  • Assists category management personnel with ad templates and processes database changes in SAP.
  • Responsible for ensuring accuracy and completeness of scales and related information.
  • Investigates and resolves questions from retail personnel related to ad pricing and scanning communication.
  • Monitors and validates electronic data files submitted by category management personnel.
  • Addresses category management system data issues for new store openings and store closings.
  • Coordinates the preparation, development, and execution of advertising vehicles up to the point the information is provided to the marketing department.
  • Communicates item-specific information, such as ad pricing and scanning information, to retail partners through various forms of communication.
  • Provides accounting department with information to resolve billing discrepancies related to vendor payments.
  • Serves as liaison for category management and other areas of the business regarding vendor and product article-related support.
  • Serves as a direct contact with vendors and schedules appointments as needed. Assists with completing new vendor application processes as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Intermediate knowledge of SAP reporting and transactional applications.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Access, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Basic mathematical skills for calculating discounts, interest, and percentages.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and productivity.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive information.
  • Ability to prepare reports and business correspondence.
  • Ability to research information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret information.
  • Ability to learn new technology systems, methods and processes.
  • Ability to reason, form concepts and recognize and solve problems.
  • Ability to show information in presentation or diagram form.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including nights, weekends and holidays.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • High school Diploma or GED required. 
  • Three or more years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and/or higher education required.

Physical Demands

  • Continuously required to use close vision, distance vision, depth perception or the ability to focus.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to use hands for reaching, touching or handling.
  • Frequently required to use fine finger movements (ex. sorting and typing).
  • Frequently required to sit for long periods of time.
  • Occasionally required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 40 lbs.
  • Occasionally required to bend, kneel or squat.
  • Occasionally required to stand or walk.

Work Context and Environment

  • Work is generally performed in an office environment.
  • Quiet to moderate noise level.

Brookshire Grocery Company strives to provide a safe, drug free and alcohol-free environment for its partners and guests. The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information or military status and any other trait protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Tyler