CAN Category Manager
City : Toronto
Category : Marketing
Industry : Retail
Employer : Alimentation Couche-Tard
To maximize gross profit by selecting suppliers, evaluating new products, negotiating pricing and planning marketing strategies of assigned categories. The Category Manager supports the company goals by focusing on personal accountability, customer service and work efficiency.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Develop and executes annual category business plans including category specific roles, strategies and tactics as well as overall marketing goals and objectives.
Work closely with operations to ensure effective execution of all programs through frequent store visits, in store training and weekly communications.
Establishes pricing and margins for assigned categories. Completes competitive price surveys, and looks for Price Optimization opportunities.
Responsible for product assortment, merchandising, planograms, placement, item deletion and store layouts for assigned categories.
Coordinates and implements monthly promotions.
Analyze customer and market research data and reports of assigned categories.
Coordinates and tracks testing of new products/equipment. Publishes results and recommendations.
Secures and administers rebates and allowances. Reconciles rebates on a quarterly basis.
Maintain external vendor relations by providing direction, guidance and information.
Analyze Monthly Sales data and prepare category analysis.
Negotiate product cost with regional vendor partners.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Additional projects as required by the Director of Merchandising & Marketing
Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
5+ years’ experience in retail marketing or operations preferred.
Must be computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
Takes initiative and works independently as well as within a team environment.
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Proficient in all Microsoft programs including Excel
Ability to communicate, verbal or written in a professional and positive demeanor with associates, vendors, customers and clients.
Ability to travel to store locations as needed (Expected Travel 25- 40%)
A current valid driver’s license with a clean abstract is required.
Circle K values diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from the following designated groups: women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. We are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Accommodations are available on request in all aspects of the selection process.