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Sr. Category Manager in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 2/1/2019

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Job Description

The Sr. Category Manager will work to Implement the tactical aspects of mutually agreed upon strategies for each category directly responsible for, which provide the best value for our customers through a combination of quality, ease of application, packaging and availability.  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. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Utilize a category management approach to developing efficient assortments that will maximize sales growth and GMROI performance.
  • Implement Best in Class Custom Mix programs on the lines responsible for.  Monitor the rebuying function and meet with key members of the replenishment group weekly. 
  • Monitor the fill-rate of vendors and take corrective action with a high sense of urgency when fill-rates fall below the corporate goals, maintain inventory levels (days on hand) and manage to the established goals.
  • Constantly monitor purchasing patterns to ensure zero write-offs at year-end.
  • Ensure the successful launch of category plans, ensuring that product and services will be executed flawlessly.
  • Work with the Pricing department to ensure Advance Auto Parts has the most competitive retails in the market area.  This includes the full utilization of our multi-price zone program within the margin goals of the company.
  • 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.
  • Negotiate, monitor, and manage marketing programs for assigned categories, which support the corporate advertising strategy. 
  • Must be willing to work in a team environment to support overall business objectives. Additional job functions, responsibilities and projects may be assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

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

 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.