Director - Grocery and Snacks
Woonsocket , Rhode Island
April 04, 2017
Exciting opportunity for an innovative Merchandising professional to join our Fortune 10 company as the Director of Grocery & Snacks. As the Director of Grocery & Snacks, you will lead these two important businesses for CVS/pharmacy with the full scope of responsibility for attaining budgeted sales, gross margin, and building market share. These two categories are critical to CVS’s Healthy Food mission and you will be responsible for helping to shape and deliver the longer term goals for Edibles at CVS. The position operates within the Merchandising area, will partner closely with the DMM of Edibles and VP of Consumables & GM, will collaborate with the Healthy Food Team and other supporting teams including Pricing, Promotions, Inventory and Financial Planning, Store Operations and Category Plano-gram Design to achieve the Merchandising objectives. This role has the opportunity to directly oversee other colleagues including but not limited to Category Managers, Assistant Category Managers and Merchandising Strategy Analysts.

The Director of Grocery & Snacks is responsible for managing the P&Ls for both categories; searching out new, competitive opportunities for CVS; and contributing to the strategic development and long term planning to ensure an industry leading position for CVS Health. Responsibilities include attaining budgeted sales, margin and gross margin return on inventory investment; developing strategic Business Plans; and supporting the development and execution of pilots to direct long term strategic goals within Grocery and Snacks. This individual and his/her team will be responsible for managing vendor relationships including collaborating and negotiating to ensure product placement and product strategy drive sales, profitability and deliver on our Edibles vision. Will maintain positive trade relations with existing and new manufacturers and vendors and develop positive strategic alliances.

The Director of Grocery & Snacks will develop category plans (i.e., plan optimal SKU mix; Extracare loyalty program; weekly, seasonal, annual promotional programs) for merchandising programs from 1 to 3 years that reflect deep personal knowledge of our businesses, customers and clients. He/She will continually sustain a strong understanding of current competition; as well as search out new competitive opportunities.

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