Category Manager - Commercial Tools & Equipment in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 1/11/2020

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Job Description

The Category Manager’s core role for merchandising is over Commercial Tools & Equipment.  The Team Member is responsible for the category sales, margin and inventory health through the execution of the category management and promotional plans and through collaboration with cross functional partners. Accomplishments are measured in accordance with the corporately established guidelines of sales, margins, inventory levels, order fill, budgeting, communications, planning and execution, and Gross Margin Return on Investment. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Utilize a category management approach to developing efficient assortments that will maximize sales growth and GMROI performance.
  • Analyze sales & category trends.
  • Monitor supplier performance and take corrective action with high sense of urgency
  • Drive inventory turns through effective vendor negotiations for callbacks and product life cycle management
  • Partner with internal partners to ensure the successful development and launch of category plans, ensuring that product and services will be executed flawlessly.
  • Develop a first-to-model approach by developing unique and aggressive items/offers and negotiate lowest total costs of new and existing programs pricing and/or additional funding for same.
  • Collaborate with internal partners including: Pricing, Marketing, Inventory, Independents, Accounting, Communications
  • Help drive and manage the Tools & Equipment Quarterly Catalog from timing, process and execution.
  • Serve as T&E team communication lead.
  • T&E team initiatives lead – Boot Camps, 20 Minutes with T&E, SharePoint site, Learning Center, Vendor Contacts, Equipment Rewards, Financing Solutions
  • Support Tier 1 initiatives and Control Tower projects
  • Must be willing to work in a team environment to support overall business objectives. Additional job functions, responsibilities and projects may be assigned.
  • Partner with vendors on the development and launch of new programs.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

    Undergraduate degree in Business Administration preferred or equivalent work experience

    3+ years of experience in Microsoft Excel

    3-5 minimum years of experience in Vendor Relations, Negotiations, Financial Literacy/Pricing, Category Management or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    PREFERRED

    1+ years’ experience in a Marketing environment

    1+ years’ experience in presenting to Sr. Leadership

    CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

    None

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.