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Company: Circle K
Location: Charlotte, NC
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


Who We Are At Circle K, our mission is simple: we want to make journeys easier and more enjoyable for our customers. We make everyday moments brighter by delivering thoughtful lifts along the way. We make journeys easier by offering fast and friendly service. We get the on-the-go lifestyle – that's why we take extra steps to brighten peoples' days and make quick stops easier. We are part of communities across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, helping us grow into one of the world's leading convenience and fuel retail businesses. We care about our people and our communities, and we look for ways to uplift people first. Wherever your journey's going, we can help you get there.  


Join Our Team! 
We are looking for a Junior Category manager who will provide support to the Category and Merchandise Manager Team, store operations, and vendor partners in everyday functions of their categories. They are responsible for conducting analysis of category performance, industry trends & insights, while executing promotional planning, and day to day vendor management. This position is also responsible for executing strategy initiatives supporting the Merchandise Department. Collaboration and support of the National and Business Area activities for the assigned categories is required. 


What You Will Do 

Here are just a few ways that you'll help make journeys better: 


  • Proven ability to generate, analyze, and draw conclusions on large amounts of data to support efficient management of the category and drive critical business decisions.   

  • Assist Category and Merchandise Managers in the management of day-to-day regional vendor contact for all issues related to item set up, pricing, costs, product logistics, in-stocks etc.   

  • Responsible for the planning, tracking, and execution of vendor/operations sales incentives and/or contests.   

  • Understand, analyze, and provide support and recommendations to the Category and Merchandise Managers for all aspects associated with the local planogram assortment, planning, and process.   

  • Collaborate on promotional and pricing management and execute associated regional activities.   

  • In store merchandising opportunities to support operational team with occasional overnight travel required.   

  • All other duties as assigned to achieve operational excellence in the business unit.   

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reading professional publications, establishing personal networks; or participating in professional societies.  

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing determined Financial and Key Result Area targets pursuant to Company Plan guidelines. 


What You Need 

We want you to join our team! Here's what we're looking for: 


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, management, business economics, or related field preferred.  Other combinations of experience and education that meet the requirements may be substituted.  

  • One to Three years of work experience preferred.   

  • Retail experience preferred, but not necessary.  

  • Radical curiosity of retail and the constantly changing marketplace.  

  • Must be detail-oriented and able to juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.   

  • Strong presentation, written and verbal communication skills.  

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) required.   

  • May require up to 20% travel.  

  • Valid Driver's License supported by a clean driving record. 


What's in it for you! 

Our job openings in stores and offices allow you to grow quickly within a global company, while benefiting from a dynamic work environment that puts people first. Wherever you are in your journey, we have a place for you. Here are some of the attractive benefits we offer: 


  • Competitive Salary plus annual bonus eligibility 

  • Complete benefits packages (medical, dental, 401k, employee stock plan, etc.). 

  • People Perks, which allows for great discounts on food and fuel. 

  • Vacation / PTO time  

  • Work in a collaborative, dynamic and high performing team. 

  • Work for a leading, innovative, and growing company in convenience stores operations. 

  • Fortune 500 company and a 2-time Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award Winner. 

  • Tuition reimbursement of $5,000 per year. 

  • Learning opportunities to develop new skills and to evolve professionally in a fast-growing company. 




Circle K is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Company complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA) and all state and local disability laws.  Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the ADA and certain state or local laws as long as it does not impose an undue hardship on the Company. Please inform the Company's Human Resources Representative if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

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