Category Manager - Snacks & Candy in Atlanta, GA at RaceTrac

Date Posted: 5/17/2022

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    200 Galleria Parkway Southeast
    Atlanta, GA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

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Job Description:

The Category Manager is responsible for leading the development of products, programs, and services to ultimately generate sales and drive financial growth in the respective category. This individual manages the ongoing implementation, execution, maintenance, and measurement of all elements within the category. The Category Manager is also responsible for maintaining and growing category margin and units. Up to 25% travel may be required


  • Serves as a leader by managing, developing, and mentoring the current category team. Focuses on sharing knowledge and providing the tools necessary to increase growth within the category. Manages and prioritizes the team’s daily tasks.
  • Manages all category expenditures and targets; manages variances and communicates developments in performance and trends to management. Creates action plans for improvement or continuation of positive performance and results.
  • Monitors the industry and competitive landscape. Analyzes internal data such as sales, sourcing, and pricing. Identifies patterns and market trends to help refine product strategies.
  • Collaborates cross-functionally by developing and maintaining key business relationships with Category Management, RaceTrac Operations, Marketing, Accounting, Business Analysis, and outside vendors or suppliers in order to effectively manage existing, and implement new products, programs, and category initiatives.
  • Manages key vendor relationships including, but not limited to, responding to vendor requests, contract negotiations, pricing discrepancies, rebate processing, and troubleshooting any issues that arise.
  • Manages and is accountable for the financial performance of the category. Analyzes trends and re-evaluate pricing strategy or cost of goods structure as necessary.
  • Represents the category in various cross-functional meetings and manages various ad-hoc special projects for the category as necessary.
  • Stays up to date with all legislation, regulation changes, and requirements that may affect a product or service in our geographies.
  • Works with leadership to create cost reduction strategies and savings plans.


  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Experience in merchandising, category management, sales and/ or vendor management preferred
  • Experience with MS Office Suite, intermediate to advanced Excel preferred
  • Strong accounting skills and ability to interpret complex financial data preferred
  • Experience managing others preferred
  • 2-5 years of retail or category management experience preferred

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