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Senior Category Manager - Beauty Growth

at CVS Health

Posted: 4/5/2019
Job Reference #: 974938BR

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Job Title :
Senior Category Manager - Beauty Growth
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Location :
RI - Woonsocket
Street Address :
1 CVS Drive
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Job Description
As the Senior 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 while maintaining 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 Senior 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 team members 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.

Required Qualifications
- 5 + 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%

Preferred Qualifications
- Corporate retail merchandising and/or buying experience

- Strong communication (written and oral) and presentation skills

- 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

- Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Merchandising or related field or 10+ years of Category Manager experience
- Master's Degree is preferred

Business Overview
It’s a new day in health care.

Combining CVS Health and Aetna was a transformative moment for our company and our industry, establishing CVS Health as the nation’s premier health innovation company. Through our health services, insurance plans and community pharmacists, we’re pioneering a bold new approach to total health. As a CVS Health colleague, you’ll be at the center of it all.

We offer a diverse work experience that empowers colleagues for career success. In addition to skill and experience, we also seek to attract and retain colleagues whose beliefs and behaviors are in alignment with our core values of collaboration, innovation, caring, integrity and accountability.

CVS Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Gender/Ethnicity/Disability/Protected Veteran - we highly value and are committed to all forms of diversity in the workplace. 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. 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. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance to apply for this job, please contact our Advice and Counsel Reasonable Accommodations team. Please note that we only accept applications for employment via this site.

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