CVS Health Category Specialist - Optical in Cumberland, Rhode Island

Job Description

Are you passionate about being part of a growing team? As the Category Specialist -Optical, you will have responsibility of leading and maintaining the Optical Centers POS systems. You will work closely with the Director of Product Development, Strategy, Category Manager and Analyst to assist in delivering P&L results to achieve revenue and margin goals. You should have strong analytical skills, experience working with POS/PMS systems and have experience in handling planograms. The role requires you to have strong attention to detail, ownership for results, and the ability to work reciprocally with business team members.

Your key job responsibilities will be:

  • POS item set-up with ongoing pricing validation to ensure all set-up is accurate and make adjustments according to project timelines

  • Monitor accuracy of pricing to ensure all financials align with actual sales; partner with finance and business team

  • Set-up all promotions in system; validate

functionality and test that all promotional rules function as planned; deactivate promotions at the end of campaign

  • Monitor promo performance and all other reporting within systems; work with Analytics to develop and issue reporting

  • Support the Sr. Category Manager role on Marketing and Promo activities

  • Own the returns processes; audit and validate all returns for credits

  • Perform inventory forecasting for frames, lenses and contact lenses; conduct monthly audits and maintain 12 month outlook

  • Lead new store opening’s forecasting; own new store product roll-out deliverables are achieved

  • Assist Sr. Category Manager in accuracy of planograms; work with Lab and Operations on communications to the field

  • Own all processes to complete all new vendor set-ups

  • Process all invoices and maintain department budget

Required Qualifications

4+ years of experience in inventory, forecasting, pricing or merchandising

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to quickly learn new products

  • Optical experience a plus

  • Demonstrated an ability to drive generate impact, work in a dynamic environment

  • Prioritize and deliver on multiple projects, concurrent business initiatives that have significant financial impact

  • Responsibility of handling and maintaining systems to ensure accurate item set-up, promotions, monitor returns, forecast inventory, monitor reporting and also manage the Center’s planogram to maintain accuracy

  • Demonstrate strong analytical and financial analysis; strong excel skills

  • Participation in P&L responsibility

  • Ability to build productive cross functional relationships at all levels of the organization as well as with suppliers and other external partners


Bachelor’s Degree

Business Overview

CVS Health, through our unmatched breadth of service offerings, is transforming the delivery of health care services in the U.S. We are an innovative, fast-growing company guided by values that focus on teamwork, integrity and respect for our colleagues and customers. What are we looking for in our colleagues? We seek fresh ideas, new perspectives, a diversity of experiences, and a dedication to service that will help us better meet the needs of the many people and businesses that rely on us each day. As the nation’s largest pharmacy health care provider, we offer a wide range of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities across our three business units – MinuteClinic, pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and retail pharmacy. Our energetic and service-oriented colleagues work hard every day to make a positive difference in the lives of our customers.

CVS Health is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex/gender (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, medical condition, age, veteran status, military status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, unemployment status, political affiliation, or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law. CVS Health will consider qualified job candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with federal, state and local laws. CVS Health will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any Colleague or applicant for employment because such Colleague or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed the compensation of the Colleague or applicant or another Colleague or applicant. Furthermore, we comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW at and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT at

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