Category Manager

US Remote /
Operations /
Full Time
/ Remote
Food Rocket is a San Francisco-based FoodTech startup that provides the fastest grocery delivery in the US, promising door-to-door delivery within 10-15 minutes of placing an order. Its business model is based on AI-enabled technologies to manage inventory, forecast demand, and optimize delivery time by predicting the closest micro fulfillment center that offers the fastest delivery time and the lowest fulfillment and delivery cost. The startup is competing with the biggest players in the market — DoorDash, GoPuff, Amazon Fresh, InstaCart.

We are bringing a completely new grocery-buying experience to our customers by replacing regular stores, and we are looking to bring on a motivated and hyper-focused Category Manager to help tell Food Rocket's story to the world.

We are looking for an experienced Category Manager who understands the local US markets in terms of food suppliers, pricing, etc. It would be great if you have a professional network and can help us choose the right vendors. We will also need to prepare the list with SKUs for our convenience stores. Could you help us with that?

Responsibilities

    • Research, select, and purchase quality products like dairy and produce categories.
    • Build relationships with suppliers and negotiate for the best pricing.
    • Analyze market trends and apply this knowledge to make insightful buying decisions.
    • Coordinate with inventory team, management, and stockroom as required.

Basic Requirements

    • Bachelor's Degree. MBA preferred.
    • 4+ years in buying at fresh produce and food categories.
    • Proven negotiating skills, influencing abilities, and relationship management experience.
    • Strong organizational skills, including prioritizing, scheduling, time management, and meeting deadlines.
    • Detail-oriented.
    • Strong analytic skills.
    • Critical thinking and negotiation skills.
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

Preferred Qualifications

    • Ability to think both strategically and tactically with strong attention to details.
    • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; experience using data and metrics to test theories, confirm assumptions, and measure success.
    • Proven ability to identify, analyze, and solve ambiguous problems independently.
    • Proven track record of taking ownership and driving results.
PAY RATE:

$60,000 - $80,000