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As the Category Manager you will be responsible for the assigned specific strategic, merchandise categories and you will have the full scope of responsibility for attaining budgeted sales, gross margin, and building market share within the category. This will include full P&L responsibility for attaining budgeted Sales, Contribution Margin, and Gross Margin Return on Inventory Investment. You will develop annual category business plans for 1, 3 and 5 years out as well was category strategic plans for weekly, seasonal and annual merchandising programs and maintain competitive analysis, including competitive store and market visits. In this role you will also be:
- Maintaining positive trade relations and developing strategic alliances - Interviewing and negotiating with manufacturers and vendors - Running test programs to inform long-term innovation and positioning
As the Category Manager you will operate within the Merchandising area and may lead a team that could include an Assistant Category Manager and a Merchandising Analyst as well as collaborate closely with a large cross-functional team including individuals from Pricing, Promotional Planning, Marketing, Inventory, Financial Planning, Store Operations, Field Merchandising and Category Planogram Designers to achieve the Merchandising objectives as it relates to the category strategic plans. In this role you will be responsible for searching out new, competitive opportunities at CVS within your assigned categories and driving the business to ensure an industry leading position for CVS.
* 6 or more years of experience in an analytical, merchandising and/or buying capacity with some management experience * Must be willing and able to travel at least 5-10%
* Corporate retail merchandising and/or buying experience * Experience managing a retail Profit and Loss (P&L) * Technical experience should include MS Office, Word, Excel PowerPoint, knowledge of (Nielsen/IRI) 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
* Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Merchandising or related field. * Masters Degree is preferred
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