Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods•
5 - 7 years
Posted 60 days ago
Tobacco Category Manager - Texas
A key element to our client's success is the ability to market quality products which will provide a unique competitive advantage and another reason for consumers to choose their stores. Our Client is an independently owned chain of over 240+ convenience stores located across 6 states with aggressive growth plans for the very near future. This company is currently ranked as one of the top 40 largest convenience store chains in the USA. They have been honored for achieving "exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category".
Features and Benefits:
Super team of collaborative professionals that truly care about what they do
Competitive Salary and Bonus Potential
Comprehensive Health Plan that includes Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance
Reports to VP of Marketing
401K w/ Matching
Position is based in Central Texas and you must be willing to live here
Relocation assistance available
Minimal travel outside of the local area after an initial travel into the regions to inspect the stores
The Role You Will Play:
Analyze product profitability, selection, display and assortment using category management practices.
Budgets and monitors sales and margin plans of assigned categories in accordance with personal and company overall goals.
Coordinate and manage competitive market surveys.
Coordination and supervision of all retail pricing for each price and promotional region.
Oversees competitive analysis, including auditing competitive product selection, displays and pricing through on-site visits and market research.
Presents information (i.e., categorybudget overviews, accounting processes etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, gaining feedback, and ensuring adherence to establish internal controls.
Organizes and participates in meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information to perform functions.
Develops long and short range category plans for the purpose of expanding the department programs and/or ensuring that company resources are effectively utilized.
Develop and maintain strong vendor relationships.
Coordinate and source vendor participation for new store openings and resets.
Knowledge of and implementation of federal, state and local taxes and regulations
The position is located in Temple, TX. Temple is centrally located between many of the major cities in Texas: Fort Worth, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston are all within a relatively short driving distance. The area is serviced by three nearby regional airports. The cost of living is moderate and there is a decent school system with local colleges that include the Texas A&M School of Medicine.
5+ years of TOBACCO category management experience (C-Store environment is preferred)
Must possess thorough understanding of retail insights.
Strong mathematical and analytical skills are essential.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Must possess the ability to produce timely deliverables and manage multiple and shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Strong presentation/selling skills.
Possess the ability to manage and persuade at all levels of the organization.
Bachelor's degree is preferred