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Associate Category Managers

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Category Product Development Brand Genuine Parts Company
Job ID R23_0000001679 Status Full time

Position Mission: 

The Associate Category Manager will support the Category Manager in driving growth and profitability of a specific category or group of categories, whilst ensuring an optimal mix of Financial, Operational and Customer outcomes.

Position Performance Measures:


Contribute toward and aid the Category Manager in achieving KPIS:

•     APG and ASG category sales

•     POS Sales out

•     APG and ASG gross profit (GP)

- Trading Margin (Buy/Sell)

- Gross Margin (inclusive of all rebates)

- Supplier Income

•     Inventory Turn Over

•     GMROI (evolve to GMROIC)


•     Timeline and process adherence

- Promotion process

- In store planograms

- Line reviews

- Procurement / Sourcing


•     Timely feedback to all stakeholder queries


•     Facilitate promotions process across all publications and all channels for assigned categories, ensuring key time lines and process milestones are met

•     Work closely with the supplier base to ensure adherence to all expectations associated with promotions

•     Administer all supplier income, ensuring timely and accurate billing and reporting

•     Manage the set up of all new lines and new suppliers, ensuring all information is captured accurately and in line with key process milestones

•     Work with the planogram team on developing customer facing planograms, where applicable

•     Work cross functionally with a wide variety of stakeholders, ensuring all queries associated with the categories are filtered and responded to in a timely manner

•     Support the Category Manager in the day to day operational aspects of their category assignment

•     Maximize Digital channel opportunities (B2C/B2B)

•     Administer annual promotional plans (retail and wholesale)

•     Manage administration associated with Agreement Sheets, ensuring all information is captured accurately and timely

•     Facilitate outcomes in conjunction with the sourcing team on key category sourcing projects, ensuring all time lines and process steps are met

•     Regular reporting on category performance

Core competencies:

•     Demonstrate Company values and lead by personal example

•     Focus on GPC Core Comptetencies

•     Commercial acumen

•     Strategic thinking and planning

•     Customer oriented

•     Relationship builder

•     Communication

•     Influencing

•     Collaborative working

•     Decision making

•     Analytical thinking

Experience, Education, and Abilities:

•     1-2 Years  of Category leadership experience desired, in a fast paced organization – ideally a multi site distribution or retail business

•     Strong administrative and time management abilities

•     Tertiary qualifications in business or related discipline preferred

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

•     Work is performed in a typical office environment and retail store environment. In retail store there may exposure to noise, dust, fumes, or temperature shifts.  Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting/standing that includes moving objects up to 20 pounds. 

•     Travel to the various operations, estimated to be approximately 40-50% of time, required.

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