Category Manager

Category Manager

Monro Muffler Brake & Service | Akron, OH, 44301, US
Salary Range:$71,000 – $99,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 16 days ago

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Company Description

Monro Inc., is a leader in the automotive maintenance and repair services industry. We are country's top company-owned automotive repair chain, and our success is driven by employing great people who commit every day to putting our guests first--selling them only what they need and making sure the work performed on their cars is done right the first time, every time.

Founded in 1957 in Rochester, New York, we now have over 1,150 company-owned locations servicing over four million cars each year in the US in 27 eastern and mid-western states. Monro offers our guests a wide range of tire choices and repair services, such as exhaust, brake, suspension, alignment, ride control, tire, battery, electrical, air conditioning and scheduled maintenance services under several leading brands. We are a publicly traded company and a top performer on the NASDAQ both in our results and our return to our investors.

Job Description

About the Role:

The Category Manager is responsible for reviewing and analyzing leading indicators for consumer and industry trends driving business within their assigned category. The Category Manager will be assigned to one of the four categories: Tires, Parts- Under Hood, Parts- Under Car and National Account/Commercial. This position is the owner of contractual relationship with vendors. This role is responsible for the development and management of direct report(s) to achieve the Category Management department's objective of devising strategies and tactics to ensure sustainable and profitable business growth. This position reports to the (need to add)

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

* Analyze consumer and industry data and trends.
* Develop category long-term strategies and tactics.
* Foster relationships and purchase programs with key vendors.
* Collaborate with Marketing and Pricing teams to ensure promotional activity and retail pricing supports guest traffic, conversion and outlet loyalty.
* Partner with Supply Chain team informing them of product screen requirements by store location with forecast and understand supply issues impacting category performance.
* Continually rationalize product screen by store to maximize sales and margin opportunities.
* Work with appropriate departments to provide retail stores with access to sales and merchandising tools to include product information, product training, pricing information and POS materials.
* Ensure processes for conducting business with vendor are established between both organizations and thoroughly communicated throughout the organization.
* Liaise with internal teams to support ongoing guest engagement, store visits, purchases and loyalty to Monro's retail locations
* Deliver presentations of category changes to field management as well as store support center management
* Hires, trains, and provides performance feedback to direct reports.
* Establish roles/responsibilities for direct report(s) ensuring alignment with requirements to achieve department objectives.
* Other duties, as assigned.

Management Responsibility:

The Category Manager will lead, develop, manage and coach a team of Analyst that support Category Management.


Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in category management.
* 4 or more years of vendor relationship experience.
* Ability to use MSOffice (Excel, Word, Power Point).
* Strong communication and phone skills.
* Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
* Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
* Ability to speak effectively to teammates, vendors, and Senior Management in person or over the telephone.
* Ability to calculate complex comparisons combining multiple sources, service levels, prices, and product options.
* Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
* Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Closing Statement:

This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent's Manager at any time based upon Company need.

Monro Inc. is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v.

Additional Information


* Health Insurance
* Dental Insurance
* 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match
* Paid vacation
* Paid Holidays
* Employee Discounts

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Growth Opportunity:

At Monro we're committed to helping our teammates grow their career through the combination of coursework, demonstrating leadership skills and open opportunities. Our teammates receive on-the-job training, company sponsored certifications, as well as course curriculum in Monro University that empowers them to advance to the next level of their careers.

Monro, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.