Function: Marketing-- At Cardinal Health, the marketing organization is the central hub of business driving activity. Marketing takes the lead on all aspects of the marketing mix – product, price, place, people and promotion. Marketing analyzes customer behavior to understand their needs, and motivations, broadly defines and communicates the brand purpose and passionately delivers total solutions for our customers.
Family: Category Management-- Category management is responsible for cross functional collaboration that helps to deliver sales, profitability and inventory productivity goals by capitalizing on retail marketplace and shopper trends in designated categories. Manages and optimizes supplier relationships and product portfolio to drive financial results, increase market share and exceed customer expectations.
Collaborates with cross functional teams including pricing, marketing, legal, QRA, planning, inventory management, finance, sales & operations to meet customer expectations and achieve merchandising objectives.
Owns and optimizes the category assortment planning and planogram review process. Initiates, negotiates and drives execution of category promotional plans.
Maintains positive trade relations and fosters key supplier relationships. Assesses opportunities and gains competitive advantage in negotiations.
Develops and deploys strategic category plans & innovative merchandising programs to deliver industry leading results. Obtains category/product expertise, in-depth market and competitive intelligence and knowledge.
Efficiently assimilates large amounts of information; exhibits strong financial acumen; exhibits the ability to assess sales patterns based on SKU data and other sources.
What Category Management Contributes to Cardinal Health
Applies comprehensive knowledge and a thorough understanding of concepts, principles, and technical capabilities to perform varied tasks and projects
May contribute to the development of policies and procedures
Works on complex projects of large scope
Develops technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are innovative and consistent with organization objectives
Completes work independently; receives general guidance on new projects
Work reviewed for purpose of meeting objectives
May act as a mentor to less experienced colleagues
Expert in data manipulation and able to handle multi-variant analysis with large dataset
Track, analyze and report sales trends by category and profitability
Become the go-to expert in all areas of revenue, cost of sales and all other metrics that drive profitability
Track results of initiatives and drive insights from performance
Plan and execute quick-turnaround projects with minimal outside assistance
Coordinate and manage Retail Business Conference planning and order execution
Manage Consumer Health pricing initiative
Some travel may be required
Bachelor's degree in marketing or business related field
5+ years experience in managing business operations, business development, marketing or sales positions in the health care industry
Use of all office equipment such as copiers, fax machines, etc. Use of Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook
Interpersonal and analytical skills
Strong analytical and communication skills
Advanced knowledge of excel and Tableau
Team player, multi-tasker, and detail-oriented
Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
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I enjoy playing an integral role in ensuring that our customers are receiving the right product in a timely and orderly fashion. I also like the friendly atmosphere at our facility and I
appreciate the balance between work and personal time that Cardinal Health gives its employees.
Mo, Senior Associate, Shipping Control Coordinator