Kapolei, Hawaii

Job Description
POSITION SUMMARY: Category Manager work out of CVS Hawaii Longs Drugs Merchandising and Marketing department in Kapolei, Hawaii and will lead assigned merchandise categories and the respective P&L. Category managers have a full scope of responsibility for attaining budgeted sales, gross margin, and building market share within their category. Overall, this position will be responsible for achieving the Merchandising objectives as they relate to the CVS Health and Longs Drugs Strategic plan.

Core duties/responsibilities include:

• Lead the promotional and seasonal merchandise categories team.
• Maintain vendor relationships, negotiates pricing and other vendor terms
• Analyze and determine optimal sourcing solutions for product lines.
• Review buy-plans and establish parameters to buy at the appropriate cost levels that will drive targeted gross margin goals
• Determine merchandise allocations and partner with distribution and suppliers to ensure a proper flow of product to stores.
• Maintain knowledge of competitor practices. Regularly “shop” or stores and meet with retail management and staff for feedback
• Works with advertising and procurement to ensure accurate print ads.
• Ensures merchandise marketing plans and goals are executed in accordance to agreed plans and objectives.

Required Qualifications
REQUIRED SKILLS: In order of importance, list specific skills or talents that a qualified incumbent should possess (i.e., management of large staff, computer applications, subject knowledge, etc.)

• 2 or more years of retail management experience and two or more years of merchandising buying/planning experience
• Experience with purchasing or merchandise planning for a drug store or grocery chain.
• Knowledge of various purchasing agreement arrangements and contracts
• Strong organizational skills
• Solid negotiating skills
• Presentation skills and excellent verbal and written communication required
• Good PC application skills and ability to learn new systems quickly

COVID Requirements
CVS Health requires its Colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

If you are vaccinated, you are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status within the first 10 days of your employment. For the two COVID-19 shot regimen, you will be required to provide proof of your second COVID-19 shot within the first 45 days of your employment. In some states and roles, you may be required to provide proof of full vaccination before you can begin to actively work. Failure to provide timely proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in the termination of your employment with CVS Health.

If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to disability, medical condition, or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 10 days of your employment in order to remain employed with CVS Health. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. In some states and roles, you may be required to have an approved reasonable accommodation before you can begin to actively work. If your request for an accommodation is not approved, then your employment may be terminated.

Preferred Qualifications
PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE: Indicate the amount of prior RELATED work experience TYPICALLY required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Enter “R” for Required or “P” for Preferred.

R 1 to 3 years 3 to 5 years
P 5 to 8 years 10 to 15 years
8 to 10 years 15 years or more

EDUCATION: Indicate the level of education TYPICALLY required for the position AND area of concentration. Enter “R” for Required or “P” for Preferred.

P Masters
R HS Diploma Doctorate
P Bachelor Degree Other Certificates or
Licenses (List)

Business Overview
At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health. We are working to transform health care through innovations that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering a new approach to total health that puts people at the heart.

We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day. CVS Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. 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. See Job Description

Kapolei, Hawaii

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