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Company: CVS Health
Location: Woonsocket, RI
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


Job Description
CVS Health continues to grow and we have a new opportunity for a Category Manager Facial Care business. Category Managers are located in CVS Health's Merchandising department in our Woonsocket, RI Headquarters. They are responsible for fully managing assigned merchandise categories (Facial Care) and its respective P&L. In this role you will have full scope responsibility for attaining budgeted sales, gross margin, and building market share within their category. Overall, you are responsible for achieving the Merchandising objectives as they relate to the CVS Strategic plan.

As a Category Manager, you'll have the opportunity to deliver sales and margin goals in assigned category by attaining market share to include but not limited to: growth, sales, contribution margin, inventory turns and Gross Margin Return on inventory; managing all profit and loss information for the category. Vendor management to include: collaborating, interviewing, and negotiating extensively with manufacturers and vendors to ensure product placement and product strategy that drive sales and profitability. Developing and implementing category strategies (i.e., plan optimal SKU mix; Extracare loyalty program; weekly, seasonal, annual promotional programs) for merchandising programs from 1 to 3 years that reflect deep personal knowledge of our businesses, customers and clients. Continually sustain a strong understanding of current competition; as well as search out new competitive opportunities. Initiating and executing strategic promotional strategies and marketing plans by collaborating internally with a team of CVS professionals (e.g., Inventory, Pricing, Promotion, Finance, Store Brands, Store Design and Store Operations). This role will allow the opportunity to oversee a Category Specialist.

Required Qualifications
-5+ years of retail experience developing and executing category strategies, analyzing data and consumer insights
-3+ years of management experience collaborating with internal and external cross functional team members or related professional experience
-5+ years program and project management experience, with a strong working knowledge of retail math concepts and demonstrated application
-Microsoft Office skills are essential. PowerPoint and -Excel are required on a daily basis.
-Must be able to travel at least 10-15%

Preferred Qualifications
-Master's Degree in Business Administration but not required
-Corporate retail merchandise buying experience
-Experience managing a retail Profit and Loss (P&L)
-Strong communication (written and oral) and presentation skills
-Demonstrated working experience in Marketing Strategies, vendor and product
negotiations, item and promotional pricing along with item selection
-Experience identifying, assessing and resolving complex business problems/issues/risks and facilitate issue resolution and risk mitigation independently
-Tableau data visualization experience

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Merchandising
MBA 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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