Associate Category Manager
Job Description: This position works directly with the category managers to develop past convenience store work experience and analytical skills the category manager level – This Position is a Category Manager In-Training/Associate Category Manager.
A successful associate category manager contributes to the category team which strives to increase the profitability of retail locations by increasing the volume of products that are sold within the category, and improving the speed of inventory turnover within the category
Works with Category Management to ensure execution of marketing programs through:
a) Development of promotions
b) Determining product pricing at retail level
c) Deciding upon product mix and merchandising
d) Negotiating contracts with suppliers
e) Research and implementation of merchandising using effective methods. Develops and communicates inventory management & sales audit policies & best practices to the stores.
Work with operations, site General Managers and marketing staff to ensure merchandising and product implementation is executed at store level.
Work closely, and train, with Category Managers to:
Explore new marketing techniques.
Find ways to add profitability to categories beyond product margin and traditional supplier funding.
Evaluate and analyze promotional effectiveness.
Develop cross category promotions with counterparts to maximize sales and margin.
Develop product mix and planograms to maximize sales.
Adjust pricing on regular basis to maintain competitive advantage and maximize margins.
Implement programs that reduce product waste.
Assist with Pricebook related projects as needed.
Perform any other duties that are assigned by management.
Bachelors Degree in business, marketing or related field preferred
1-2 years of retail experience in a supervisory capacity
Gas station/convenience store experience preferred
An analytical mind with a strategic ability and understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods
Proficient in MS Office (Excel Expertise highly preferred)
Ability to take initiatives and strategy execution. Have strong passion for customer service while utilizing exceptional people skills and have a desire to excel in everything you do.
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
Execution-focused and detail-oriented with great organizational & problem solving skills. Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
Maintain a disciplined and integrated approach to increase profitability and improving the speed of inventory turnover within the category
Uphold company standards in personal appearance, work ethic, and customer service.