Field Merchant - West

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Job Description
The Field Merchandising Manager (FMM) is responsible for leading and executing merchandising tactics that support strategic category goals in their geographic areas of responsibility. Additionally, this position is responsible for the communication and execution of the Direct Store Delivery (DSD) businesses at our CVS Pharmacy locations across the continental United States.
As a key member of the Merchandising Team at CVS, the Field Merchandising Manager works closely with their Merchandising Colleagues as well as key stakeholders in Store Operations, Store Design, Finance, and other cross-functional disciplines within the organization. The FMM is also the key connection between Merchandising and Field Operations and must clearly communicate Company and Category strategies and plans to the operations teams

Required Qualifications
• Five to ten years experience in Category Management/CPG Merchandising or Marketing with a multi-market retailer
• Demonstrated ability to manage a P&L.
• Strong leadership skills, with the ability to prioritize and deliver on multiple concurrent initiatives that have significant financial impact.
• Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills. Demonstrated ability to synthesize facts and insights into concrete, actionable strategies, and tactical plans.
• Excellent communicator, both verbal and written, with the ability to influence at all levels of the organization
• Results driven, with a desire to work in a fast-paced environment
• Strong cross-boundary abilities with the ability to work collaboratively and effectively across organizational boundaries.
• Ability to travel

COVID Requirements
CVS Health requires its Colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

If you are vaccinated, you are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status within the first 10 days of your employment. For the two COVID-19 shot regimen, you will be required to provide proof of your second COVID-19 shot within the first 45 days of your employment. In some states and roles, you may be required to provide proof of full vaccination before you can begin to actively work. Failure to provide timely proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in the termination of your employment with CVS Health.

If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to disability, medical condition, or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 10 days of your employment in order to remain employed with CVS Health. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. In some states and roles, you may be required to have an approved reasonable accommodation before you can begin to actively work. If your request for an accommodation is not approved, then your employment may be terminated.

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated Ability to Build and Develop customized merchandising Plans to Drive Business

- Partner with Category Managers to ensure that the strategic goals of the categories are supported by all marketing and merchandising programs.
- Develop unique merchandising programs that support corporate strategies and goals while also serving the unique needs of their geographic territories.
- Identify, evaluate, and implement new businesses, categories, and items related to specific territories when strategically appropriate
- Optimize item mix, in stock position, sales and gross margin in the development and maintenance of Regional Programs

Strong Communication and the ability to manage up and down

-Negotiate and manage local vendor relationships with territory specific suppliers.
-Build and maintain consistency of our DSD supply channel partners through strong regional partnerships and distributor sourcing and supply chain.

Communicate and execute category merchant strategic plans in partnership with Field Operations

-Maintain positive trade relations and while ensuring adherence to service standards for DSD businesses
-Attend Division Meetings to go over results, new programs, handle issues and build a bridge between merchandising and operations.

Active Track record of Improved Execution Performance
The ability to Identify opportunities and tailor programming to close any gaps and maximize positive financial performance.

Maintain competitive analysis, including competitive store and market visits.
Continually monitor and evaluate competition to assess impact on CVS business while developing and adjusting strategies to win in the market.

Bachelor's degree in business, Management, Economics, Marketing, Finance or years of directly related experience will be considered.

Business Overview
At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health. We are working to transform health care through innovations that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering a new approach to total health that puts people at the heart.

We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day. CVS Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities.