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Sr. Category Manager

AutoZone

AutoZone

Enid, OK, USA · Memphis, TN, USA · United States
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

SUMMARY

AutoZone's Category Manager develops and implements a buying philosophy, a pricing philosophy and a marketing strategy, develops and maintains vendor relationships, and manages all aspects of their categories.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participates in all team activities and decisions .
  • Selects quality vendors . Negotiates programs .
  • Analyzes market research and to effectively put the right products in the right stores at the right prices .
  • Uses information from sales, gross profit and various ad hoc reports to make sure their assigned categories meet established performance targets .
  • Adds and deletes products in response to industry changes and customer demands.
  • Tests new products and troubleshoots supply chain issues

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required .
  • Five to seven years experience, preferably in a retail operations environment .
  • Prior experience in merchandising, purchasing and manufacturing a plus. Strong financial acumen and communication skills .
  • Strong retail foundation, vendor management and analytical skills