Placement Made: Handler Announces NAPA Director, Category Management-Commercial Search

ATLANTA, GA. – February 22, 2022

Handler proudly announces the launch of an executive search for NAPA Auto Parts to hire a Director, Category Management – Commercial. The ideal professional will be responsible for driving sales and profitability growth across a group of product categories. He/she will lead a team of Category Managers ensuring an optimal mix of financial, operational, and customer outcomes with clearly defined KPIs.

This is an impactful role that leverages a 93-year-old, global, Fortune 200 enterprise with extraordinary transformational category management strategies. You will work in an environment of supportive / visionary leadership driving operational excellence.

The ideal candidate will have 7+ years of Category Leadership experience, ideally within a high-volume retail chain, distribution, or manufacturing environment. Automotive Industry preferred. This includes a demonstrated ability of building category strategies, problem-solving, and developing/ launching new products.

Specifically, we seek a candidate with the following:

  • Lead and develop a team of Category and Associate Category Managers
  • Develop strategies and business plans for respective categories, supported by executable initiatives and deliver results in line with short and long-term goals
  • Create, own, and execute an integrated “Go to Market” plan in coordination with marketing and sales channel leaders

Next Steps:

  1. Learn more about NAPA’s leadership role in Category Management, Listen to this audio file with specifics about the position.
  2. Qualified and interested. Listen to an audio filesubmit a referral or resume via email with suggested interest in learning more.
  3. Refer a Colleague / Learn about the search because you may have referrals. Please contact Christi Howard at 470.531.8106 or

We look forward to hearing from you!