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Category Specialist

Location: Atlanta
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Job Description:

Are you passionate about Category Management and Promotions? Do you love supplier onboarding, new line set up and category reporting?If your answers are yes, then a Category Activation Specialist role with NAPA may be the perfect opportunity for you! This is an exciting time to join our team as we expand our NAPA store footprint, develop our eCommerce capabilities and drive growth across both our Wholesale and Retail channels. We are looking for someone who understands the impact Category Management can have on the organization. Our Category Activation Specialist will support the strategic category plan and financial objectives of an assigned category group by driving the planning, communication and measurement of critical departmental processes, while providing key insights, associated with each and making recommendations, to the Category Manager. You will report to a supportive Director of Category Management and be a major part of our US Automotive Group - NAPA! Does this sound like you? Please keep reading!
What you will get to do in this role:

  • Documentation of promotional planning calendar, by category and by supplier, including all channels, all scheduled promotions and ad-hoc promotions
  • Communication of promotional planning calendar to all stakeholders, including external suppliers and internal departments, such as: marketing, supply chain and sales teams
  • Ongoing maintenance of promotional planning calendar, ensuring it is always up to date
  • Prepare all required documentation for promotional submissions, ensuring all critical timelines are met, including completion of all required templates, such as Detail Sheets
  • Participate in key milestone meetings associated with all promotional activities
  • Ensure all inventory planning is consistent with forecasted needs and proactively work cross functionally with the supply chain team to ensure seamless execution
  • Communicate all promotions to the broader field network, via bulletins and other supporting materials
  • Reconcile all supplier income initiatives associated with promotional activities, ensuring these funds are claimed, journaled and reported accurately on a regular basis
  • Conduct post implementation analysis, including customer, operational and financial responses to all promotional activities, with a view to making recommendations for future improvement
  • Lead the new supplier onboarding process from end to end, including all direct to APG suppliers and all domestic suppliers, ensuring the highest level of service to our suppliers is always maintained
  • Assist the sourcing team with set up of all global suppliers
  • Liaise with assigned suppliers to ensure all critical milestones are met
  • Activate new suppliers cross functionally within the organization, including communication to the field
    What will make you successful in this role:
    • You have a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, or related field
    • You enjoy maintaining data integrity through use of various reporting software.
    • Meet or exceed all critical deadlines associated with promotional activities, including both scheduled (sales driver, wholesaler, and real deals)/unscheduled promotions (ad-hoc)
    • Data accuracy on all detail sheets and other promotional data collection tools
    • Able to effectively communicate and persuade front line and leadership team
      Why NAPA may just be the right place for you:
      • Awesome & caring people
      • Outstanding health benefits and 401K
      • Essential and stable company. Fortune 200 with a "family" feel
      • Company Culture that works hard, yet takes care of employees
      • Opportunity for accessing multiple career paths, ongoing development, with support from leaders and your team
        Additional information for you: NAPA has great careers for people with all backgrounds and interests. So, if after reading this, you don't think that it is the perfect fit for you, check out a few of our cool day in the life career videos from our awesome employees by visiting While on our career site, check out the many other diverse roles we have as well. Thank you for checking us out and we wish you much success with your job search!

Keywords: NAPA AUTO PARTS, Atlanta , Category Specialist, Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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