CVS Health, a fortune 4 company, continues to grow and we currently have an opportunity for a Category Manager leading Consumables Categories in our COE Formats. You will be responsible for your assigned specific strategic, merchandise category and you will have the full scope of responsibility for attaining budgeted sales, gross margin, and building market share within your category, while enhancing our customer focused assortment.
You will be responsible for your assigned specific strategic, merchandise category and you will have the full scope of responsibility for attaining budgeted sales, gross margin, and building market share within your category, while building a customer focused, on trend set that focuses on bringing joy and fun to our consumer
You will be collaborating with the support team for their business including pricing, Promotion Assistants, Merchandise Planners, Inventory Planners, Financial Planners, Store Operations and Category Planogram Designers to achieve the merchandising objectives as it relates to the CVS Strategic plan.
You will be responsible for searching out new, competitive opportunities at CVS within the assigned categories and driving the business to ensure an industry leading position for CVS.
You will need to achieve Market Share growth developing Annual Category Business Plans 1-3-5 years out by developing and implementing category strategic plans i.e., weekly, seasonal and annual merchandising programs to deliver industry leading results
You will drive the product review and planning process initiating and executing marketing plans for weekly, seasonal marketing programs maintaining positive trade relations and developing strategic alliances
As a Category Manager you will be interviewing and negotiating with manufacturers and vendors, developing and implementing promotional strategies and maintaining competitive analysis, including competitive store and market visits
You will also work on optimizing SKU mix, sales and gross margin and the achievement of sales and gross margin budgets for the category as it relates to the strategic plan partners cross-functionally to ensure results
The typical pay range for this role is:
Please keep in mind that this range represents the pay range for all positions in the job grade within which this position falls. The actual salary offer will take into account a wide range of factors, including location.
5+ years of retail experience developing and executing plans, review data, consumer insights and identify business opportunities to deliver expected financial and share results
5+ years of experience collaborating with cross functional team members, internally and with suppliers
5+ years of experience developing cohesive category strategies to deliver on both short-term and long-term goals and adapts change based on consumer and market dynamics
Must be willing to travel at least 5-10%
• Previous retail experience strongly preferred
• Excellent technical skills: knowledge of spreadsheet and database software
• Excellent presentation skills
• Trend tracking and Strategy development experience
• Familiarity with plan-o-gram tools and SQL a plus
College/Equal work experience
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