Associate Category Business Manager
City : Toronto, ON
Category : Full time, Merchandising
Industry : Retail Goods
Employer : Canadian Tire
What you’ll do
Reporting to the AVP, Automotive Accessories, the successful candidate will be accountable for delivering the financial plans of their merchandising categories through the development and execution of assortment, pricing and promotional plans. This role is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in pushing forward our Strategic plans and provide greater benefit to our customers. This role will appeal to someone that is energized by solving new problems and who is Intrapreneurial.
Act as the subject-matter expert for our Automotive Accessories category which includes a few subcategories like Air Fresheners, Car Organizers, Spot Lights, Work Lights, Mud Guards, etc.
Develop a broad categorical understanding of its relative consumer trends, competitive & market analysis and CTR store executional nuances and requirements. Financial accountability for category through adherence to predefined CTR strategy objectives and guidelines
Support assortment analysis and development on SKU lines
Setting & delivering against categorical assortment plans and evolve to customer centric measures
Planning, execution & delivery of line review process which can include but is not limited to: approval of the assortment and pricing plans, import trip planning and execution, vendor relationship/negotiation and overseeing timeline delivery
Recommend action plan for item discontinuation and pricing
Define and execute against categorical promotional plans; including promotional item selection & offer to deliver against the plans and financial objectives
Provide content for store education on product/process education
Ensuring adherence to CTR promotional and pricing strategies
What you bring
5 years in Category Management experience and/or progressive growth in a relevant cross functional role
Demonstrated ability to develop and execute business plans and initiatives that will achieve financial performance and operational targets
Strong business acumen skills; demonstrated expertise of retail marketing, consumer trends, and inventory management
Absolute commitment to delivering consumer-focused initiatives; possess superior innovation management skills
Strong people management skills with demonstrated ability to develop others
Superior leadership skills and presence; highly developed sense of accountability, passion and track record for delivering results
Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills; regularly influences and persuades key stakeholders
Post-secondary education or equivalent experience
Ability to travel 2 - 4 weeks per year
We value flexibility. We have adopted a hybrid work model whereby employees use a combination of working in office and virtually in service of outcomes. Each leader is empowered to decide what work is best achieved in person based on the unique needs of their team.
Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (“CTC”) is one of Canada’s most admired and trusted companies. With more than 90 Owned Brands, 1,700 retail locations, financial services, exemplary e-commerce capabilities, and exciting market-leading merchandising strategies. We dream big and work as one to innovate with purpose for our customers at every level of our business, investing in new technologies and products, and doubling down on top talent to drive the company forward. We offer competitive salaries and wages to CTC employees, as well as store discounts, supported learning through our Triangle Learning Academy, Canadian Tire Profit Sharing, and retirement and savings programs for eligible employees. As part of our enhanced flex benefits program, we offer mental health benefits in the amount of $5,000 per year for benefits-eligible employees and their families, including total well-being, and mental health tools and resources for all employees. Join us in helping to make life in Canada better through living and working our Core Values: we are innovators and entrepreneurs at our core, outcomes drive us, inclusion is a must, we are stronger together and we take personal responsibility. It is an especially exciting time to join CTC and its family of companies where career opportunities are wide-ranging! Join us, where there's a place for you here.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
We are committed to fostering an environment where belonging thrives, and diversity, inclusion and equity are infused into everything we do. We believe in building an organizational culture where people are consistently treated with dignity while respecting individual religion, nationality, gender, race, age, perceived ability, spoken language, sexual orientation, and identification. We are united in our purpose of being here to help make life in Canada better.
We stand firm in our Core Value that inclusion is a must. We welcome and encourage candidates from equity-seeking groups such as people who identify as racialized, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIA+, women, people with disabilities, and beyond. Should you require any accommodation in applying for this role, or throughout the interview process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to help meet your needs.