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Business Development Assistant - Grocery



Sales & Business Development
San Antonio, TX, USA
Posted on Sunday, April 21, 2024
Getting the right products at the right price in the right store at the right time is no small task. That's what our Merchandising Partners do every day. They bring expertise in procurement, merchandising, culinary, analysis, pricing, quality assurance, demo programming, and inventory planning.

As a Business Development Assistant I, you'll review, prioritize, track actions, and resolve complex issues in support of H-E-B Business Development Managers (BDMs) and assigned categories.

Once you're eligible, you'll become an Owner in the company, so we're looking for commitment, hard work, and focus on quality and Customer service. 'Partner-owned' means our most important resources--People--drive the innovation, growth, and success that make H-E-B The Greatest Omnichannel Retailing Company.

Do you have a:

HEART FOR PEOPLE... communication, collaboration, and customer service skills?

HEAD FOR BUSINESS... ability to research and resolve moderately complex issues on your own?

PASSION FOR RESULTS... capability to perform multiple concurrent tasks in a fast-paced, many-deadline environment?

We are looking for:

  • 0+ years of experience

What is the work?


  • Supports BDM
  • Ensures products are competitively priced, meeting price image and financial objectives as directed by BDM
  • Executes consistent pricing strategy for BDM in communication materials / branding throughout pricing programs, processes, policies, and other H-E-B initiatives
  • Manages data entry of cost and retail relationships to support marketing and merchandising strategies
  • Uses existing templates and processes to track category performance and run category reports
  • Identifies / researches / resolves simple to moderately complex issues with minimal BDM involvement
  • Represents BDM in meetings (e.g., note taking, presenting updates, clarifying, notifying BDM of priority action steps)
  • Creates promotional product surveys in tool for promotional events (e.g., forecasting, store allocation)
  • Executes promotional event tasks (e.g., coupons, support for company selling initiatives)
  • Performs post-promotion analysis and expense tracking
  • Executes broker functions when no broker exists (e.g., securing product samples)
  • Coordinates test sets
  • Drafts communications / presentations
  • Solves minor process problems; implements solutions to routine issues
  • Approves / reviews / tracks vendor cost change submissions
  • Supports supplier communication
  • Manages new vendor / new item set up review, approval
  • Supports store requests
  • Manages new item submission and set up process after items are selected by BDM, including eCommerce
  • Assists in planning / monitoring / maintaining suitable inventory levels
  • Performs basic analysis for supplier negotiation

What is your background?

  • A related degree or comparable formal training, certification, or work experience
  • 0+ years of experience
  • Experience in business, merchandising / procurement, or store operations
  • Experience in merchandising software systems (a plus)

Do you have what it takes to be a fit as an H-E-B BDA I?

  • Knowledge of computer use, and software programs required by the job including eCommerce, BI
  • Understanding of product information data flow (item, vendor, cost, price)
  • Strong verbal / written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Strong PC skills, including proficiency in MS Excel
  • Ability to work cohesively on internal / external contacts
  • Ability to work on cross-functional teams
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and shift focus between projects / tasks under pressure
  • Ability and willingness to learn / adapt to / use new systems and processes
  • Ability to make good decisions
  • Ability to comprehend product information data flow (item, vendor, cost, price) and guide vendors through H- E-B processes and policies
  • Customer service-oriented

Can you...

  • Function in a fast-paced, retail, office environment
  • Travel by car or plane with overnight stays
  • Work extended hours; sit for extended periods
  • Regularly lift 20 lbs or more