Director Category Management Home Health & Adult Care

CVS Health

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Position Summary

Does being on the inside of a transformational organization sound exciting to you? We have a dynamic opportunity for a Lead Director, Category Manager within our Consumer Health and Wellness area of focus.

As the Adult Care and Home Healthcare Category Manager, this role will lead merchandising efforts across our Empowered Aging categories. This role will develop & execute category strategy, be accountable for delivering on the P&L, and collaborate across the organization to deliver industry leading growth plans. As a business owner, you will adeptly use all available tactics including Assortment, Promotions, ExtraCare, Digital, Social, Store Brand and Supplier Capabilities to reach or exceed your business objectives. Additionally, your success will require the engagement and further development of your high performing team as we lead the Transformation of Healthcare.

The Category Manager will be responsible for:

Adapting and ensuring execution of the Empowered Aging strategic vision in collaboration with Front Store leadership

Management and financial results of the following businesses: Home Healthcare & Adult Care; this position has 2 direct reports

In addition to strong business acumen and P&L accountability, a successful Category Manager will be a skilled strategist, communicator, and bridge-builder to ensure a large cross functional team of collaborators (finance, operations, digital/IT, other merch teams, etc.) are all aligned to drive total front store objectives. Exceptional clarity of communication (verbal, written, PowerPoint presentations) is essential for success in this role.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Champion innovation by bringing ideas to market in an agile way, while balancing growth potential against financial risk

Influence product development in partnership with manufacturers and vendors to create end-product that delivers against consumer needs and white space opportunities.

Shape our Adult Care and Home Healthcare category strategies by developing an informed strategic point of view and adeptly influencing key partners, including senior leaders while staying abreast of the customer and competitive trends

Deliver sales and margin goals in assigned portfolio by attaining market share growth. Managing profit and loss targets to include but not limited to: sales, contribution margin, inventory turns, GMROI and weeks of supply

Build and develop high performing teams, identifying and selecting the most effective associates based on their skill set

Develop performance measures and goals which meet CVS strategic plans, including measuring, monitoring and holding associates accountable to goals.

Provide timely and constructive feedback which place associates on a path to success while meeting corporate objectives

Vendor management to include: collaborating, interviewing, and negotiating with manufacturers and vendors to ensure strategies are aligned to drive profitable sales

Define and lead the execution of strategic initiatives. Develop and cultivate effective reciprocal teams within CVS support areas of Digital, Inventory, Pricing, Promotion, Finance, Store Brands, Store Design and Store Operations

Compliance orientation to maintain integrity of data, systems and partnerships with vendors

Willingness to travel up to 15%

Required Qualifications

Experience collaborating with cross functional team members, internally and with suppliers

3-5 years’ experience in Retail Category Management, Retail CPG, or Management Consulting / Investment Banking / Private Equity

Ability to travel on a limited basis

Preferred Qualifications

5 yrs. Retail, Healthcare or CPG experience

Omni-channel experience

Working knowledge of modern merchandising tools and systems (promotions, assortment, pricing, optimization, etc.)

MBA preferred


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

Pay Range

The typical pay range for this role is:

$100,000.00 – $231,500.00

This pay range represents the base hourly rate or base annual full-time salary for all positions in the job grade within which this position falls. The actual base salary offer will depend on a variety of factors including experience, education, geography and other relevant factors. This position is eligible for a CVS Health bonus, commission or short-term incentive program in addition to the base pay range listed above. This position also includes an award target in the company’s equity award program. In addition to your compensation, enjoy the rewards of an organization that puts our heart into caring for our colleagues and our communities. The Company offers a full range of medical, dental, and vision benefits. Eligible employees may enroll in the Company’s 401(k) retirement savings plan, and an Employee Stock Purchase Plan is also available for eligible employees. The Company provides a fully-paid term life insurance plan to eligible employees, and short-term and long term disability benefits. CVS Health also offers numerous well-being programs, education assistance, free development courses, a CVS store discount, and discount programs with participating partners. As for time off, Company employees enjoy Paid Time Off (“PTO”) or vacation pay, as well as paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Number of paid holidays, sick time and other time off are provided consistent with relevant state law and Company policies. For more detailed information on available benefits, please visit

CVS Health requires certain colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, religious belief, or other legally recognized reasons that prevents them from being vaccinated.

You are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status or apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 10 days of your employment. Please note that in some states and roles, you may be required to provide proof of full vaccination or an approved reasonable accommodation before you can begin to actively work.

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