1+ months

Director, Category Management

Mountain View, CA 94041

The primary purpose of the position is to support Rite Aid's Corporate Front End Strategy through the
development of category specific business plans for regional and local customer centric programs supported
by managing assortments, pricing, promotions, and markdowns for a portfolio of specific products that achieve
profit and loss objectives and adhere to P&L strategies and goals. Frequent independent judgments are
essential. The incumbent is also required to perform all tasks in observance of Rite Aid’s brand and strategy
and adhere to our core values and service attributes.


The associate is responsible for the functions below, in addition to other duties as assigned:



* Develop, execute, long-term strategies (3-5 year plans) that deliver on overall goals of the Rite Aid business.
Evaluate category specific strategies and business plans to deliver mutually agreed upon results. Effectively
communicate strategies and initiatives to senior leadership.

* Interact collaboratively with supplier partners through the Joint Business Planning process and develop
mutually agreed upon business plans to achieve the financial strategic and business objectives. Defines tactics
and resources to execute customer focused strategies, develop and monitor measurement tools, and ensure
flawless execution and strong financial results.

* Develop innovative consumer centric on-shelf merchandising solutions along with creative off-shelf programs
and promotions grounded in consumer data. Oversee the inventory management of product life cycles,
including promotion purchases and end of life transitions. Define a repeatable product line development
process that encourages new product introductions and innovations, faster time to market and continuous
management of skus / assortments to maximize inventory turns and create consumer excitement.

* Model passion for the business and true sense of urgency (Hustle). Set leadership example through own
actions and accountability. Creating clear and challenging goals while committing organization to improved
performance. Tenacious and accountable for driving results.

* Effectively leverage internal and syndicated data to analyze daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly sales results
to help understand if specific strategies and tactics are delivering the intended results. P&L responsibility for
multi-million dollar income budget supporting print and digital advertising, coop and funding, loyalty programs,
scan funding and markdown support.

* Assume leadership role in developing and communicating category business plans and tactics to all functional
areas. Work seamlessly cross-functional to deliver on timelines and commitments. Act in a transparent and
consistent manner while always taking into account what is best for the organization.

* Lead category advertising efforts including assortment, product mix, and promotional vehicles to deliver sales
and profit objectives. Tenacious and accountable for driving results. 5%

* Drive associate engagement by creating an environment that is trusting and collaborative (Getting there
together), values associates, listens and responds to concerns, recognizes and awards accomplishments and
provides opportunities for growth and development.

* Bachelor’s Degree in Arts/Sciences (BA/BS) in Business required.
* retail buying required.
* Or equivalent education in lieu of experience


The typical starting pay range for this position is between $136,400-$195,950 although wages can vary based on experience and geography.






This position directly supervises Associate Category Manager, Administrative Assistant, and carries out
supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Rite Aid policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities
include interviewing, hiring, training, directing, rewarding, and disciplining associates; appraising associate
performance; and resolving complaints.




Posted: 2023-01-05 Expires: 2023-06-10

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