Handler Announces NAPA Category Manager Search

ATLANTA, GA. – March 19, 2024

We are pleased to announce Handler’s launch of a search for Genuine Parts Company’s  “US Automotive Group” to hire a Category Manager.  Many know this company under its popular “NAPA” brand.

The Category Manager owns the strategic category direction focused on enhancing GPC’s sales, profit, inventory turns, and market position within the industry while upholding GPC’s high standards of ethics and integrity as a representative of the corporation.

The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of Category and/or Product Management experience and the ability to present the details of a category plan they have implemented from start to finish. We seek a candidate with customer-centric approaches to category management.

Specific functions and responsibilities of the position include:

  • Develop and execute overall market strategies for specific product categories
  • Coordinate with various departments and oversee all strategic initiatives for assigned product groups in relation to category management, product assortment, promotions and marketing, pricing, supply chain, sales, customer service, and information technology
  • Deliver sales and profitability targets
  • Initiate and manage vendor relationships and negotiations for sourcing of specific product categories
  • Determine viability of potential vendors as it pertains to pricing, quality, service capabilities and financial stability
  • Project manage any vendor or program changes
  • Research and analyze sales and profitability performance metrics

Education Requirement — Bachelor’s degree required with a concentration in Business and/or MBA preferred

Next steps:

  1. To learn more about this exciting role, listen to our audio
  2. Qualified and interested.    Schedule a call with our Search Consultant, Christi Howard https://go.oncehub.com/ChristiHoward
  3. Refer a Colleague / Learn about the search because you may have referrals: Contact : Christi.Howard@Handler.com

We look forward to hearing from you.