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CVS Health Category Strategy & Profit Improvement--Senior Manager in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Job Description

The Category Strategy & Profit Improvement team develops and recommends strategies to improve business performance by working closely with Merchandising leadership in analyzing market trends and dynamics, vendor/brand economics and productivities, customer loyalty, and related assortment optimization opportunities. The team leverages strategic sourcing and vendor negotiation tactics to bolster the impact of strategic recommendations and incrementally improve business outcomes. As the Senior Manager, Category Strategy & Profit Improvement you will lead a team of 1-3 analysts and is charged with developing and driving a portfolio of strategy and profit improvement initiatives in partnership with Category Managers and Category Management leadership. Reporting to the Director, you will oversee the Strategy and Profit Improvement budget and project execution plan for 6-10 Categories within a Business Unit (half of a BU’s Categories). You will assist in annual prioritization and budgeting of his or her Business Unit’s initiatives within the context of the overall initiative.

Pay Range

The typical pay range for this role is:

Minimum: 75400

Maximum: 158300

Please keep in mind that this range represents the pay range for all positions in the job grade within which this position falls. The actual salary offer will take into account a wide range of factors, including location.

Required Qualifications

3+ years of relevant experience, in either management consulting or retail/CPG.

COVID Requirements

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

CVS Health requires certain 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, religious belief, or other legally recognized reasons that prevents them from being 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 or apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 10 days of your employment. Please note that in some states and roles, you may be required to provide proof of full vaccination or an approved reasonable accommodation before you can begin to actively work.

Preferred Qualifications

--MBA strongly preferred; Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and/or other quantitative analytical degree a plus--Merchandising expertise - strong understanding of retail merchandising basics (i.e., category management) and merchandising organizational structures and processes--Mastery of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint--Management Consulting experience from a top tier firm; specific experience in retail category management, CPG, vendor management, financial analytics or sourcing a strong plus--Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills--Mastery of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint--Ability to present to senior management with poise and credibility--Ability to conduct complex quantitative analysis and build analytical models using Microsoft Excel


Bachelor's degree. Will consider combination of education and relevant work experience.

Business Overview

Bring your heart to CVS HealthEvery one of us at CVS Health shares a single, clear purpose: Bringing our heart to every moment of your health. This purpose guides our commitment to deliver enhanced human-centric health care for a rapidly changing world. Anchored in our brand — with heart at its center — our purpose sends a personal message that how we deliver our services is just as important as what we deliver.Our Heart At Work Behaviors™ support this purpose. We want everyone who works at CVS Health to feel empowered by the role they play in transforming our culture and accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver solutions to make health care more personal, convenient and affordable. We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day. CVS Health is an affirmative action employer, and is an equal opportunity employer, as are the physician-owned businesses for which CVS Health provides management services. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, promotion, or any other personnel action based on race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.