10575 Category Manager, Tobacco

Energy Recruiters | ID

Posted Date 7/14/2020

Energy Recruiters has partnered with a regional convenience retailer to support their search for a Category Manager – Tobacco.  This position is responsible for implementation and execution of tobacco programs within the convenience stores. 



Based On Experience






Category management duties including procurement, merchandising, inventory control, vendor relationships, marketing & promotions with particular focus on fresh foods, beverages, and ready to eat items. 

Financial responsibility including sales, profitability, product movement, new item and category trends, and schematics.

Manage retail pricing, create sales plans, and negotiate and manage all aspects of item procurement.

Develop and direct field operations programs, support, train and drive programs at store locations.

Collaborate with retail operations and marketing to maximize sales and profitability of programs. 



Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, or related field

8 years of related experience in the convenience industry as a Category Manager

Current and relevant experience in Beverages, Snacks, Tobacco/Cigarettes, etc. in Convenience Store Industry

Procurement knowledge, merchandising and/or category management background with working knowledge/experience in the convenience industry

Technical knowledge and understanding of convenience store operations and related technologies (register POS, receiving, etc.)

Data analysis experience as related to P&L, Excel, Oracle BI and other data warehouse systems

Proficient in Microsoft Office, with the ability to learn and utilize database tools in decision making

Ability to travel up to 30% of the time, some overnight required



James Mathis at jamesm@er-inc.com or 678-951-0612


Professional Interests (choose at least one)
Marketing & Category Management | Retail & Food Service Operations
Geographic Regions (choose at least one)
No Preference/Open to All | Pacific Northwest | Rockies

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