CVS Health Director Merchandising in Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Job Description

CVS is seeking a new Director to join a new team that has been tasked with developing an industry-leading assortment optimization process. This role will be instrumental in design and structure of the process in order to drive meaningful financial impact for the company. This process will leverage best-in-class transferable demand tools as part of category strategies covering shopper insights, assortment, price, promotion and vendor negotiation plans.

The Director Merchandising is the center of a cross-functional team of Category Managers and Merchandising Strategy developing strategy, design and approach. This position will influence & lead the Merchandising team through implementation and continued improvements.

The position is expected to provide excellent exposure to management across CVS’s business as well as ongoing professional development. This role would suit someone with a strong interest in retail and a passion for merchandise planning.

To thrive in this position, you will be a creative, out-of-the-box thinker who is intellectually curious with a demonstrated interest in learning. You will also need to be a self-motivated, entrepreneurial, high-energy individual who can easily function in a high demand, performance-driven environment. You should also be accustomed to working on multiple tasks in parallel.

To be successful you will demonstrate cross functional engagement, best demonstrated by your ability to gain credibility with cross-functional partners and senior management.

Required Qualifications

• 5 or more years in an analytical, buying and/or merchandising role

Preferred Qualifications

  • Assortment optimization and/or and category review experience a plus

  • Assortment optimization and/or and category review experience a plus

  • Self-motivated, high energy individual who can function in a high demand environment managing tight deadlines.

  • Ability to recognize problems, develop an organized approach to determining solutions.

  • Ability to influence across all levels of the organization from cross-functional teams to senior leadership.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and succinctly, both verbally and in writing via Microsoft PowerPoint to all levels of the organization.

  • High proficiency in Excel



MBA preferred

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.

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