Job Category: Management, Purchasing, Project Management, Product Management, Inventory Management, Merchandising, Business Analyst, Category Manager
Clinical Licensure Required : N/A
Job Type: Full Time
The Category Manager is responsible for the assigned specific strategic, merchandise categories; they have the full scope of responsibility for attaining budgeted sales, gross margin, and building market share within the category. The position operates within the Merchandising area and can oversee the jobs of an Assistant Category Manager and a Merchandising Administrative Assistant as well as 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.
A Category Manager is 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.
Have full P&L responsibility for attaining budgeted Sales, Contribution Margin, GMROII; Also achieving Market Share growth
Developing Annual Category Business Plans 1-3-5 years out
Developing and implementing category strategic plans i.e., weekly, seasonal and annual merchandising programs to deliver industry leading results
Drives the Category Review and Planning Process
Initiating and Executing Marketing Plans for weekly, seasonal and annual marketing programs
Maintaining positive trade relations and developing strategic alliances
Interviewing and negotiating with manufacturers and vendors
Developing and implementing promotional strategies
Maintaining competitive analysis, including competitive store and market visits
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
- 6 to 10 years experience in an analytical, merchandising and/or buying capacity with some management experience - Retail experience - Technical experience should include MS Office, Word, Excel PowerPoint, knowledge of (Nielsen) market data, Access or other data base knowledge and planogram tools (Spaceman or Apollo) - Demonstrated working experience in Marketing Strategies, vendor and product negotiations, item and promotional pricing along with item selection - Strong communication (written and oral) and presentation skills
A Master's Degree preferred
- Bachelors Degree in Business Administration
CVS Caremark, through our unmatched breadth of service offerings, is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. We are an innovative, fast-growing company guided by values that focus on teamwork, integrity and respect for our colleagues and customers. What are we looking for in our colleagues? We seek fresh ideas, new perspectives, a diversity of experiences, and a dedication to service that will help us better meet the needs of the many people and businesses that rely on us each day. As the nation's largest pharmacy health care provider, we offer a wide range of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities across our three business units - MinuteClinic, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and retail pharmacy. Our energetic and service-oriented colleagues work hard every day to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers.
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