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Category Director - Food Job

Date: May 31, 2019

Location: Westborough-Home Office, MA, US, 01581

Company: BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.

BJ's Wholesale Club was the first retailer to introduce the warehouse club concept in the northeastern United States. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar operation with more than 200 clubs in 17 states from Maine to Florida.

While our Members know us for helping them save up to 25% off grocery prices every day, our Team Members  love us for providing a supportive and engaging workplace that’s committed to developing great talent.

If you’re a motivated and enthusiastic person who enjoys working collaboratively and is committed to providing great service for our Members, we want to hear from you. BJ’s offers a fast-paced, team environment with great training opportunities and competitive salary and benefits packages to help you  succeed.


The responsibility of the Category Director is to direct and oversee the development and execution of sound category strategies and tactics that are aligned with company and divisional objectives. The Category Director is responsible for the overall business performance of the category team in regards to achieving budgeted objectives while ensuring that the category portfolio meets or exceeds the expectation of our members.

  • Creates the appropriate vision, strategy and tactics to deliver against both short and long term objectives. Responsible for achieving budgeted sales, profit and inventory productivity objectives.
  • Direct and evaluates performance of category team associates. Responsible for the training and development of buyers and assistant buyers.
  • Direct the creation and management of optimal assortments, retail pricing and promotions within each assigned category to optimize member value, regional relevance, inventory productivity and club efficiencies. This pertains to both national brands and own brands products.
  • Leverage interpersonal skills to develop and maintain strong internal organizational collaboration across logistics, operations, marketing and finance to ensure goals are met.
  • Assist with the development and management of collaborative vendor relationships


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum experience: 5 years direct buying/merchandising experience at a mid-management level.
  • Preferred Experience: 8-10 years of category management/leadership experience in a merchandising or procurement function

BJ's Wholesale Club is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all qualified team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, national origin, physical and/or mental disability, genetic information, atypical cellular or blood trait, marital and/or familial status, pregnancy, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Nearest Major Market: Worcester