Kansas City, Kansas

Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) is a retailer-owned cooperative serving over 3,000 retail member stores with a complete assortment of grocery, fresh meat, fresh produce, specialty foods, health care, and general merchandise items. Through an extensive distribution network and nine distribution centers, AWG and its subsidiaries deliver in over 28 states. In addition to its cooperative wholesale operations, the company also operates subsidiary companies which provide real estate and supermarket development services, digital marketing services, and is a wholesale supply provider of health and beauty care, general merchandise, specialty/international foods and pharmaceutical supply. If you have a passion for retail, the drive to succeed in a fast-paced industry, we can't wait for you to join the team! Make us your Best Choice!

Essential Functions:

• Build, grow & cultivate strong relationships with vendors and category management team to generate support in retailer shopper engagement platform

• Facilitate art for new launch, assign design work to artists and get approval from retailers, work with artist to ensure order completion.  

• Lead the development of multi-touchpoint shopper marketing initiatives and campaigns based on shopper insights and strong understanding of retailer strategy.

• Gain alignment with key internal stakeholders by defining and sharing vision, strategy and paths to execution.

• Communicate shopper engagement platform objectives including triggers, promotions, direct mail pieces, email template building, and social media

• Work directly with retailers, troubleshooting any issues they might have with the platform by working with provider and internal team

• Collaborate with provider and retailer on program launch, developing timelines and dates for program introduction

• Coordinate all aspects of vendor marketing annual plan development from idea generation to final plan execution for a variety of retailers on multiple coordinated platforms.

• Collaborate with retailers, internal teams, and vendors to ensure the proper execution of vendor-agreed-upon promotions and events.

• Communicate via multiple platforms to present strategic plans for retailer execution.

• Continually assess and redefine all components of vendor contributions and retailer communications to streamline the process and ensure its efficiency.

• Work cross-functionally with dispersed ad groups to tie into promotions and sales plans.

• Aggregate, summarize and present analysis of post-promotional activity to all stakeholders involved to improve efficiency and effectiveness.


• 4-year degree in Advertising/Marketing/Business

• 1-3 years’ experience in marketing/communications

• Superior communication, interpersonal and presentation skills

• Ability to execute resourcefully across multiple tasks

• Desire to work in a collaborative, dynamic, flexible and team-oriented environment while managing one’s own time and responsibilities effectively

• Handles stressful situations and deadline pressures well

• Plans and carries out responsibilities with minimal direction

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to present information clearly and concisely.

• Solid analytic and measurement skills and the ability to create meaningful recaps to demonstrate campaign effectiveness.

Kansas City, Kansas

Associated Wholesale Grocers, Inc. (AWG) is the nation's largest cooperative food wholesaler to independently owned supermarkets, serving over 1,100 member companies and over 3,000 locations throughout 28 states from 8 full-line wholesale divisions. The consolidated sales for AWG are approximately $9.7 billion. In addition to its cooperative wholesale operations, the company also operates subsidiary companies which provide certain real estate and supermarket development services, print and digital marketing services, and health and beauty care, general merchandise, specialty/international foods and pharmaceutical products.

As part of the AWG family, you'll enjoy a comprehensive benefits package. In addition to vacation and holiday pay, we provide a number of extras, which include promoting overall wellness. 

Some of our benefits include: 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Dependent Care Dlexible Spending Account
  • Paid Vacation, Holiday and Sick Time
  • 401(k)
  • Tutition Reimbursement
  • Basic and Supplemental Life and AD&D
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Wellness Programs


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