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Category Manager - Beauty Growth

at CVS Health

Posted: 2/21/2019
Job Reference #: 926765BR

Job Description

Job Title :
Category Manager - Beauty Growth
Job ID :
Location :
RI - Woonsocket
Street Address :
1 CVS Drive
Category :
Merchandising|Category Manager
Description :
Job Description
Are you an experienced Category Manager looking for an opportunity to take your career to the next level? CVS Health has an exciting opportunity for an innovative Category Manager to join a Fortune 7 Healthcare Company.

This position will focus on the Beauty and Personal Care Business and will lead assigned merchandise categories and their respective P&L’s. You will have a full scope of responsibility for attaining budgeted sales, gross margin, and building marketing plans within these businesses.

You will be responsible for achieving merchandising objectives as they relate to the overall CVS strategic plan. In this position you will lead and deliver sales and margin goals in assigned categories by driving key levers to include but not limited to: sales, contribution margin, inventory turns and GMROII; as well as managing all profit and loss information for the category.

You will also manage vendor relationships to include collaborative planning through joint annual business plans to drive sales and profit, product development, overall vendor profitability and business negotiations.

Other responsibilities include:

* Developing and implementing category plans (i.e. plan optimal sku mix; ExtraCare loyalty programs; annual promotional programs for merchandising programs from 1 to 3 years out that reflect deep personal knowledge of our businesses, customers and clients.
* Continually sustaining a deep understanding of current competition; as well as searching out new competitive opportunities.
* Initiating and executing strategic promotional plans and marketing plans by collaborating internally with a team of CVS professionals (e.g. Inventory, Pricing, Promotion, Finance, Store Brands, Store Design and Store Operations).

Required Qualifications
* 6 or more years of experience in an analytical, merchandising and/or buying capacity with some management experience
* Ability to travel - 10%

Preferred Qualifications
* Corporate retail merchandising and/or buying experience
* Experience managing a retail Profit and Loss (P&L) statement
* 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/product negotiations, assortment evaluation, promotional pricing, along with customer segmentation analysis
* Strong communication (written and oral) and presentation skills

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

Business Overview
CVS Health, 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.

CVS Health is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, age, veteran status, military status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, unemployment status, political affiliation, or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. CVS Health will consider qualified job candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with federal, state and local laws. CVS Health will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any Colleague or applicant for employment because such Colleague or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the Colleague or applicant or another Colleague or applicant. Furthermore, we comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT

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