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CVS Health Category Manager - Alcohol in Concord, California

Job Description

The Category Manager - Alcohol will lead development and execution of the Alcohol category within an assigned geographic territory covering roughly 3,000 CVS locations. The position will work from home 3 days per week and in the Regional Business office 2 days per week and report to the Director of Alcohol. The AFM- Alcohol will develop and execute Category plans within the Beer, Wine and Spirits categories with an emphasis on Planogram development, Assortment, SKU productivity, localization, and versioning. The AFM -Alcohol will manage oversight of All cost maintenance and pricing recommendations and will be responsible for submitting promotional and everyday pricing plans. This position is also responsible for performing root cause analysis, problem resolution, category research and analysis. The AFM- Alcohol will collaborate and manage communication with local supplier partners and CVS field teams (DL, RD) to drive compliance to established merchandising standards and service.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Management, Economics, Marketing, or Finance- Three to Five years’ experience in Category Management/CPG Merchandising or Marketing with a multi-market retailer- Demonstrated ability to manage a P&L - Strong leadership skills, with the ability to prioritize and deliver on multiple concurrent initiatives that have significant financial impact.- Strong strategic thinking and analytical skills. Demonstrated ability to synthesize facts and insights into concrete, actionable strategies, and tactical plans. - Excellent communicator, both verbal and written, with the ability to influence at all levels of the organization- Results driven, with a desire to work in a fast-paced environment-Strong cross-boundary abilities with the ability to work collaboratively and effectively across organizational boundaries.- Ability to travel as necessary is required. Up to 10%- Must be Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel.

COVID Requirements

CVS Health requires its Colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

If you are vaccinated, you are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status within the first 10 days of your employment. For the two COVID-19 shot regimen, you will be required to provide proof of your second COVID-19 shot within the first 45 days of your employment. In some states and roles, you may be required to provide proof of full vaccination before you can begin to actively work. Failure to provide timely proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in the termination of your employment with CVS Health.

If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to disability, medical condition, or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 10 days of your employment in order to remain employed with CVS Health. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. In some states and roles, you may be required to have an approved reasonable accommodation before you can begin to actively work. If your request for an accommodation is not approved, then your employment may be terminated.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to Lead Category Management Functions -Develop and execute BY State planning to capitalize on Pricing, Planogram and Marketing programs. Proven collaboration - Ability to Partner with Cross functional teams to ensure that the strategic goals of the categories are supported by all marketing and merchandising programs.-Creative energy to Develop unique merchandising programs that support corporate strategies and goals while also serving the unique needs of their geographic territories.-Analytical Rigor to Identify, evaluate, and implement new businesses, categories, and items related to specific territories when strategically appropriate -Proven Track record in project management and ability to lead Execution based initiatives.-Negotiate and manage local vendor relationships with territory specific suppliers- Ability to Communicate and execute category merchant strategic plans in partnership with Field -- Operations (RD, DL and Store manager) -Maintain positive trade relations with DSD distributor partners and while ensuring adherence to All legal and compliance standards.- Must have the ability to lead a team and communicate both up and down throughout various business units.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Management, Economics, Marketing, or Finance

Business Overview

At CVS Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health. We are working to transform health care through innovations that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering a new approach to total health that puts people at the heart.

We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day. CVS Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities.