Category Manager

Management ATLANTA, GA


Position at NAPA Auto Parts

Position Mission:

Ownership of strategic category direction aimed specifically at 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.


Position Performance Measures:

  • Grow Genuine Parts Company’s sales, profits and market share within the US Automotive Aftermarket
  • Manage relationships with suppliers to both procure and present competitive programs to the market
  • Create efficiencies with key internal and external stakeholders, while working across various APG departments to effectively develop procurement, sales and marketing programs

Responsibilities:  The following section contains the primary responsibilities for this position.  Job holder is responsible for performing any other duties as assigned by management. 

  • Develops and executes overall market strategies for specific product categories 
  • Coordinates with various departments and oversees 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
  • Initiates and manages vendor relationships and negotiations for the sourcing of specific product categories
  • Determines viability of potential vendors as it pertains to pricing, quality, service capabilities and financial stability
  • Operates as a project manager for any vendor or program changes
  • Research and analyze sales and profitability performance metrics

Experience, Education, and Abilities: 

  • 1-3 years in Product Management (or equivalent experience), including contract negotiations, program management, data analysis and procurement activities required
  • Managerial presentation and reporting experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • Ability to manage congruent and diverging projects
  • Work performed in a typical office environment
  • Travel up to 30% of the time

Where permitted by applicable law, successful applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to start date. COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment, subject to an approved accommodation, and proof of vaccination will be required on or prior to start date.

GPC conducts its business without regard to sex, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, status as a veteran, or any other protected characteristic. GPC's policy is to recruit, hire, train, promote, assign, transfer and terminate employees based on their own ability, achievement, experience and conduct and other legitimate business reasons.