CVS Health continues to experience tremendous growth! Does being on the inside of a transformational organization sound exciting to you? We currently have an opportunity for an Assistant Category Manager, Trial & Travel.
CVS Health is the nation's premier health innovation company with a purpose of helping people on their path to better health. CVS is pioneering a bold new approach to total health by making quality care more affordable, accessible, simple and seamless. We're reinventing our front store to be the front door to healthcare. For millions of Americans, that journey begins with one of our 8,000+ retail stores, and our goal is to help each of our customers take that next step in their self-care journey. To achieve this goal we are looking for creative merchandising leaders who think big and push boundaries to get results, for the consumer and for the business. Our Merchants are influential, collaborating with cross-functional teams to bring market leading consumer experiences to life, such as our Health Hubs, Beauty in Real Life stores, yMas formats, and more.
As an Assistant Category Manager, you will develop & execute category strategy, be accountable to deliver sales and margin goals of the P&L, and collaborate across the organization to deliver industry leading growth plans. You will use all available tactics including: Assortment, Promotions, ExtraCare, Digital, Social, Store Brand and Supplier Capabilities to reach or exceed your business objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Champion innovation by bringing ideas to market in an agile way, while balancing growth potential against financial risk.
Influence product development in partnership with manufacturers and vendors to create end-product that delivers against consumer needs and white space opportunities.
Shape our Beauty & Personal Care strategies by developing an informed strategic point of view and adeptly influencing key partners, including senior leaders while staying abreast of the customer and competitive trends.
Deliver sales and margin goals in assigned portfolio by attaining market share growth. Managing profit and loss targets to include but not limited to: sales, contribution margin, inventory turns, GMROI and DOS.
Develop performance measures and goals which meet CVS strategic plans. Measuring, monitoring and holding associates accountable to goals.
Vendor management to include: collaborating, interviewing, and negotiating with manufacturers and vendors to ensure strategies are aligned to drive profitable sales.
Define and lead the execution of strategic initiatives.
Develop and cultivate effective reciprocal teams within CVS support areas of Digital, Inventory, Pricing, Promotion, Finance, Store Brands, Store Design and Store Operations.
Compliance orientation to maintain integrity of data, systems and partnerships with vendors.
•3+ yrs. Retail experience in Category Management
•3+ yrs years of experience collaborating with cross functional team members, internally and with suppliers.
P & L Ownership
Working knowledge of modern merchandising tools and systems (promotions, assortment, pricing, optimization, etc.)
Beauty/Personal Care or CPG experience preferred
Bachelor's degree; MBA preferred
At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health. We are working to transform health care through innovations that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering a new approach to total health that puts people at the heart.
We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day. CVS Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. 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.
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