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Assistant Category Manager

Company: Pilot Company
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary

The purpose of this job is to support the Category Manager and the category business team by tracking sales trends, reviewing margin, monitoring inventory turns, coordinating product distribution, and the preparation of category reviews.


Essential Functions

  1. Provide detailed analysis of assigned category performance including areas of product assortment, pricing, promotions, and price changes
  2. Create and maintain reports to track performance and identify opportunities against established metrics
  3. Assist in developing annual category business plan and participate in presentation to senior leadership
  4. Utilize company data and reporting systems to identify and create action plans for store level opportunities
  5. Oversee a project from idea phase through in-store implementation, including execution of total merchandising, distribution, creative, suggested order set-up, etc.
  6. Participate in vendor negotiations; develop negotiation skills with supervision
  7. Maintain competitive analysis, including competitive store and market visits
  8. Model behaviors that support the companys common purpose; ensure guests and team members are supported at the highest level
  9. Ensure all activities are in compliance with rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  10. Complete other duties as assigned



Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent certification required
  • Bachelors degree in retail or business preferred
  • Minimum two years retail or similar experience preferred



Specialized Knowledge

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills



Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to analyze, think critically, and problem solve
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively within a group
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to think creatively and identify new solutions
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to communicate professionally with all corporate levels, vendors, and customers
  • Comfortable with changing technology


Travel required less than 25%, overnight may be required

General office work requiring sitting or standing for long periods of time



More About Pilot Company


Personal Growth

  • Join us to create world-class advanced analytics and shape our data-driven culture
  • All-in supportive people development culture with strong apprenticeship
  • Tailored learning journeys which allows you to continuously build your skills and hone your talent


Energizing culture

  • A people-oriented culture that permeates experience for guests and customers and employees
  • A team that embraces failure as a way to learn and get better faster in a safe environment
  • An empowered, diverse and inclusive team that takes decisions fast and collaboratively

Great Employer

  • A leading and trusted company thats a household name in the industry: #1 diesel fuel retailer in the US and largest operator of travel centers in North America
  • Comprehensive operating model covering several business lines including retail gas, diesel, retail, restaurant, and fleet services
  • One of the largest family-owned companies, with backing from Berkshire Hathaway (Warren Buffet)
  • Competitive compensation and attractive employee benefits and perks


Keywords: Pilot Company, Knoxville , Assistant Category Manager, Other , Knoxville, Tennessee

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