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Growth Solutions Manager – Fresh (REMOTE)

About the role

  • Full-time
  • Pay Range: $84,200.00/Yr. – $123,420.00/Yr.
  • Shift Days: , Shift Time:
  • Benefits on Day 1
    • Health/Rx
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Flexible and health spending accounts (FSA/HSA)
    • Supplemental life insurance
    • 401(k)
    • Paid time off
    • Paid sick time
    • Short term & long term disability coverage (STD/LTD)
    • Employee stock ownership (ESOP)
    • Holiday pay for company designated holidays



Good people, working with good people, for our common good.

Sound good?

KeHE-a natural, organic, specialty and fresh food distributor-is all about “good” and is growing, so there’s never been a more exciting time to join our team. If you’re enthusiastic about working in an environment with a people-first culture and an organization committed to good living, good food and good service, we’d love to talk to you!


Primary Responsibilities

The Fresh Growth Solutions Manager supporting Chain Natural is responsible for being a subject matter expert in market dynamics affecting the industry and is a key asset to KeHE’s Merchandising Solutions and Sales Teams. By leveraging analytics and marketplace knowledge, this role is responsible for helping the Chain Natural Retailer’s increase sales and trade area relevance though assortment and merchandising. This position will also engage and coordinate the efforts of key stakeholders and subject matter experts to meet the scope and deadlines of projects. As with all positions at KeHE, we expect that all actions will be consistent with KeHE’s Mission, Vision and Values.


Essential Functions

  • Identify product trends specific to retailer markets by analyzing:
    • Category, attribute and marketplace trends
    • Consumer behavior shifts and shopper purchase patterns
    • Market visits, trade shows, industry events
  • Curate consumer, demographic, syndicated, and internal data to create optimum, innovative, and actionable assortment and merchandising solutions.
  • Effectively present best in class presentations to our retail partners category management and merchandising teams showcasing category insights, trends, new items, and merchandising concepts.
  • Translate data into actionable and innovative insights to create turn-key, influential solutions for KeHE’s sales teams and retailer partners.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key decision makers at Kroger based on trust, marketplace knowledge, and results.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Category Management, Sales and Sales Enablement teams.
  • Participate in industry speaking events such as panels, news article interviews, etc.
  • Develop ROI reporting by analyzing implementation rate at retail, product success rates, and sales growth for our retail customers.
  • Support training and development of Growth Solutions team members.
  • Maintain safeguards of confidential company information.


Minimum Requirements, Qualifications, Additional Skills, Aptitude

  • 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field of study.
  • Minimum of three years prior experience in food industry analytics (retailer, supplier, distributor or data provider).
  • Knowledge in market dynamics, industry shifts, and retailer landscapes is mandatory.
  • Experience in mass and conventional channel merchandising and assortment analysis preferred.
  • Ability to effectively manage a wide variety of projects simultaneously and often with time conflicting pressures.
  • Ability to multi-task in a very fast-paced business environment
  • Natural, specialty and/or fresh product knowledge with ability to recognize brands and trends
  • Project management, attention to detail, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated thought leadership and creativity skills
  • Strong understanding of merchandising tactics and strategies
  • Demonstrated strength in oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to take initiative on projects with minimal supervision
  • Proficiency with SPINS, Circana, CSIA, ShopperSights, Mintel software.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, primarily Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with visualization tools, such as PowerBI, a plus.
  • Willingness to travel (20-30%).

Requisition ID: 2023-21587


Equal Employer Opportunity Statement

KeHE Distributors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion or faith, sex, gender, age, ancestry, national origin, mental or physical disability or medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training as well as the administration of all Human Resources and Talent Acquisition processes.


KeHE Distributors is a leading distributor in North America, specializing in natural, organic, specialty, and fresh food products. The company is committed to sustainability and ethical practices, serving a diverse range of retailers, including natural food stores and independent grocers, while supporting community involvement and local producers.

Certified B-Corporation
Size: 5,001-10,000
Year Founded: 1953

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