Category Manager at Love's Travel Stops (Oklahoma City, OK)

| Oklahoma City, OK
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Req ID: 292668

BASIC PURPOSE : The primary purpose of the Category Manager - Pre-Pack Beverage/Cooler categories position is to move Love's forward by developing and overseeing their categories from a strategic, financial, and leadership standpoint.

  • Oversee pre-pack beverages categories and vendors associated (carb energy, CSD, water, etc.)
  • Develop, plan and implement multi-year strategic leadership for given categories
  • Develop, Track KPI's, and leverage data to track strategic success
  • Strategize, manage, support private brand consumable products
  • Own the 4 P's of Marketing for given categories (product, place, price, promotion)
  • Develop a set review process/JBP Process (Yearly Planning) for the merchandising department
  • Grow the business by utilizing all analytical tools to make data driven decisions
  • Aggressively grow gross profit dollars, exceeding budgeted goals in given categories
  • Creates innovative shopping experiences in store of given categories
  • Manage Support Personnel within given categories
  • Build collaborative relationships to drive strategy with cross function teams

  • Education:
    • HS Diploma or equivalent required
    • Bachelors preferred
  • Experience:
    • Experience 5+ Years in Retail Category Management/Buyer role and Personnel Supervision
    • Accounts Payable and experience with technical developments or implementation preferred
    • Experience managing vendor relations, 3rd party suppliers, distributors required
    • Product and Brand Development experience ideal

  • Skills:
    • Hard skills: Knowledgable and proficient within Microsoft Office programs (Excel, PowerPoint etc), Data Tools
    • Soft Skills: Stable work history, good oral and verbal communications skills, team player, keen attention to detail, self-motivated and responsible, ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment and strong analytical skills
  • Typical Physical Demands:
    • Scheduling flexibility and Travel availability as role/projects require
    • Requires prolonged sitting, some bending and stooping.
    • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
    • Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator.
    • Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Job Function(s): Corporate

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is the industry-leading travel stop network in the United States. For more than 55 years, we've provided customers with highway hospitality and "Clean Places, Friendly Faces." We're passionate about serving drivers with clean, modern facilities stocked with fuel, food and supplies. We offer meals from popular restaurant chains, trucking supplies, showers and everything needed to get back on the road quickly. The Love's Family of Companies includes:
  • Gemini Motor Transport, one of the industry's safest trucking fleets
  • Speedco, the light mechanical and trucking service specialists
  • Musket, a rapidly growing, Houston-based commodities supplier and trader
  • Trillium, a Houston-based alternative fuels expert

The Love's Experience

Love's was founded in 1964 on the values of integrity, customer focus, strong work ethic, innovation and perseverance. We are looking for these in every person we hire. No matter what job you do for Love's, your commitment to these values will not only continue our legacy of growth, it will also ensure your successful career.

Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma
Job Segment: Merchandising, Category Manager, Accounts Payable, Marketing Manager, Marketing, Retail, Finance
More Information on Love's Travel Stops
Love's Travel Stops operates in the Retail industry. The company is located in Oklahoma City, OK. Love's Travel Stops was founded in 1964. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 60 open jobs at Love's Travel Stops, click here.
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