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Job Title :
Assistant Category Manager
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Location :
RI - Woonsocket
Street Address :
1 CVS Drive
Category :
Category Manager
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Job Description
As the Assistant Category Manager, you will be responsible for your 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 your category.

Your key responsibilities will be:

- You will be collaborating with the support team for their business including pricing, Promotion Assistants,Merchandise Planners, Inventory Planners, Financial Planners, Store Operations and Category Planogram Designers to achieve the merchandising objectives as it relates to the CVS Strategic plan.

- You will be responsible for searching out new, competitive opportunities at CVS within the assigned categories and driving the business to ensure an industry leading position for CVS.

- You will need to achieve Market Share growth Developing Annual Category Business Plans 1-3-5 years out by developing and implementing category strategic plans i.e.,weekly, seasonal and annual merchandising programs to deliver industry leading results.

- You will drive the category review and planning process initiating and executing marketing plans for weekly, seasonal and annual marketing programs maintaining positive trade relations and developing strategic alliances.

As an Assistant Category Manger,you will be interviewing and negotiating with manufacturers and vendors, developing and implementing promotional strategies and maintaining competitive analysis,including competitive store and market visits. You will also work on optimizing SKU mix, sales and gross margin and the achievement of sales and gross margin budgets for the category as it relates to the strategic plan partners cross-functionally to ensure results .

Required Qualifications
-1-3 years of experience in a retail organization or in an analytical, merchandising, or buying position

Preferred Qualifications
-Previous retail experience strongly preferred
-Excellent technical skills: knowledge of spreadsheet and database software
-Excellent presentation skills
-GMROI analysis experience a plus
-Experience or w orking knowledge of IRI or Nielsen market data
-Familiarity with plan-o-gram tools a plus

- 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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CVS Health does not require nor expect that applicants disclose their compensation history during the application, interview, and hiring process.

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