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Category Strategy & Profit Improvement - Director
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RI - Woonsocket
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Primary Responsibilities:

Develop and drive a portfolio of strategy and profit improvement initiatives.

Build and develop a high-performing Category Strategy & Profit Improvement team.

Lead the team to identify sales, cost, and profit opportunities across SKUs and vendors through rigorous analysis and research, including: assessment of SKU/Vendor/Brand/Promotional incrementally, competitive benchmarking (space, brands, SKUs), market insights, customer insights (e.g., surveys, Customer analytics), vendor insight (cost structures, motivations), and extensive SKU/brand/vendor-level analysis (relative productivity, profitability, brand loyalty, transferability, etc.)

Oversee the development of analytical materials to be shared internally during category reviews and assortment discussions with the Merchandising team.

Oversee the development of "Ask" materials to be shared with vendors during negotiations.

Provide direct vendor negotiations support to Merchants, including serving as lead negotiator where warranted.

Manage sourcing tools and processes (e.g. RFPs, eAuctions) to ensure selection of best vendors for Store Brand and other commoditized products (considering cost, quality, value, availability, etc).

Enhance and enforce documentation, archiving, and audit processes for agreements with vendors.

Develop annual plans and budgets for category strategy& profit improvement, working with the Merchandising leadership team.

Work on special projects, ad hoc analysis, and initiatives related to assortment performance and cost reduction and management.

Required Qualifications
5+ years of relevant experience part of experience must be in either management consulting or retail/CPG – with strong preference towards management consulting for a top tier firm.

Specific experience in retail category management, CPG, vendor management, or sourcing a strong plus.

Preferred Qualifications
Merchandising expertise - strong understanding of retail merchandising basics (ie, category management), and merchandising organizational structures and processes Mastery of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint


Four-year college degree or equivalent experience; MBA strongly preferred; Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and/or other quantitative analytical degree a plus

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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