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Category Manager, Seasonal

CVS Caremark
Woonsocket, RI 02895
**Job Description**

CVS Health continues to grow and we have a new opportunity for a Category Manager-Seasonal.

In this role, you will be responsible for the assigned specific strategic, merchandise categories and will have responsibility for planning and attaining budgeted Sales, Contribution Margin and Gross Margin Return on Inventory Investment; managing all profit and loss information for the category. The Seasonal Category Manager will be required to develop unique assortments for seasonal products and develop annual financial and strategic plans, maintain competitive analysis, including competitive store and market visits and plans for each season that deliver the overall category financial goals. In this role you will also be responsible for:

Maintaining positive trade relations and developing strategic alliances with domestic and import suppliers

Interviewing and negotiating with manufacturers and vendors

All aspects of product development to provide the CVS consumer with unique and quality merchandise that fits within strategic plan

Development of seasonal programs and items to deliver long-term innovation and positioning within various CVS store formats

Analysis of each season that provides comprehensive results for season and category

As the Category Manager for Seasonal, you will operate within the Merchandising area and will lead a Merchandising Analyst as well as collaborate closely with a large cross-functional team including individuals from Inventory, Promotional Planning, Marketing, Financial Planning, Store Operations, Seasonal Planogram Designers to achieve the Merchandising objectives as it relates to the business unit strategic plans. In this role you will be responsible for searching out new opportunities at CVS within your assigned categories and driving the business to ensure industry leading position for CVS.

**Required Qualifications**

A Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience developing and executing plans, review data, consumer insights and identify business opportunities to deliver expected financial and share results.

At least 5 years of experience collaborating with cross functional team members, internally and with suppliers.

A minimum of 5 years of experience developing cohesive category strategies to deliver on both short-term and long term goals and adapts change based on consumer and market dynamics.

Must be willing to travel to foreign countries such as but not limited to: Asia & Europe, travel requirements are 6-8 weeks annually.

**Preferred Qualifications**

- Masters Degree in Business Administration

- Corporate retail merchandise buying experience

- Experience managing a retail Profit and Loss (P&L)


Bachelors Degree in business, marketing or finance

**Business Overview**

**Its 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 nations premier health innovation company. Through our health services, insurance plans and community pharmacists, were pioneering a bold new approach to total health. As a CVS Health colleague, youll 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 at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT at https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm . 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 at mailto:AdviceCounsel@cvshealth.com . Please note that we only accept applications for employment via this site.

If technical issues are preventing you from applying to a position, contact Kenexa Helpdesk at 1-855-338-5609 or cvshealthsupport@us.ibm.com . For technical issues with the Virtual Job Tryout assessment, contact the Shaker Help Desk at 1-877-987-5352.
Posted: 2019-10-31 Expires: 2019-11-30

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