Placement Made: Handler Announces NAPA VP Category Management-Wholesale Search

ATLANTA, GA. – June 29, 2021

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

 We seek a leader worth following.  The VP, Category Management – Wholesale role is a senior leadership position, driving sales and profitability growth across a wide variety of product categories, via a team of Category Managers and Category Directors ensuring an optimal mix of financial, operational, and customer outcomes with clearly defined KPIs. 

The ideal candidate possesses 10+ years in a category management career with at least 5 years as a senior leader of category teams.  We seek a nationally recognized expert in category management known as a true merchant.  This exceptional leader should have a proven track record of driving incomparable team morale and productivity across a number of teams throughout their career.  Additionally, this candidate will have proven financial and commercial acumen, with exceptional analytical capabilities that leverage data to support decision making. 

Additional skills include:

  1. We seek a person with a thorough technical understanding of digital platforms that contribute to a best in class omni-channel approach across both B2C and B2B sales channels.
  2. Education Requirement — Bachelor’s degree in Business required, Masters of Business (MBA), preferred

Next steps:

  1. Listen to our audio file to learn more about the role:
  2. Qualified and interested.    And schedule a call with Handler Search Consultant Alissa Hawkins.
  3. Refer a Colleague / Learn about the search because you may have referrals: Contact : Alissa Hawkins at 770-974-3598 or

We look forward to hearing from you.