Rite Aid Career – Associate Category Manager

Website Rite Aid

Job Description:

A heavy focus is placed on the development of internal capabilities through successful negotiation and development of partnerships across the organization and supplier partners, as well as the utilization of data to bolster decision making. A core goal of the Associate Category Manager at Rite Aid is the continual evolution and growth of merchant and organizational leadership skills in preparation for ownership of a Category Manager role, while driving results in bottom-line performance.Specific work duties focus on strategic consultation and partnership with the Category Manager in achieving the goals and objectives regarding assortment, sales, markdowns, margin, net profit, and inventory for a portfolio of product categories. Frequent independent judgments are essential.The incumbent is also required to perform all tasks in observance of Rite Aid’s brand and strategy and adhere to our core values and service attributes.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage category advertising, planning, margins, and sales
  • Participate in annual category strategy review, support the development of plan-o-grams, and coordinate implementation by product categories
  • Oversee the active items, discontinued items, and promotional purchases in inventory
  • Manage against strategic retail pricing objectives, both every day and promotional, to maximize sales and profit
  • Participate in Joint Business planning meetings with key suppliers, developing strategic category business plans in alignment with both Rite Aid and supplier partner brand strategic objectives
  • Manage a multimillion dollar income budget supporting programs such as advertising, coop, loyalty markdown monies, funding, scan funding and temporary price reductions
  • Effectively leverage data warehouse to analyze daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly sales and margin results to help understand if specific strategies and tactics are delivering the intended results. Ensures that insights and learning are executed, and that best practices are shared and leveraged within the organization
  • Interact with suppliers to develop assortment, build promotional plans, and ensure that service expectations are met
  • Develop and recommend off shelf promotions
  • Support internal customers by proactively responding to store inquiries/needs and conduct store visits locally
  • Leverages Rite Aid customer data to drive decisions. Ensures that insights and learnings are executed and that best practices are shared/leveraged within the organization

Job Details:

Company: Rite Aid

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Camp Hill, PA

Application Deadline: N/A

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