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Category Business Manager

Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted May 5, 2022.

Help us boldly shape retail in Canada

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (“CTC”) is one of Canada’s most admired and trusted companies. With world-class Owned Brands and exciting market-leading merchandising strategies, we are continually innovating with purpose: to be there for Canadians from coast-to-coast. We are relentlessly focused on innovating at every level of our business, investing in new technologies and products, and doubling down on the best talent to drive the company forward. It is an especially exciting time to join Canadian Tire and its group of companies.

Reporting to the AVP, Tires & AOA the successful candidate will be accountable for delivering the financial plans of their merchandising categories through the development and execution of assortment, pricing and promotional plans.

To help define where and how we work, CTC has introduced Hybrid Workplace Personas. While each role fits into a different persona category, this may evolve as employees progress in their career or business needs change. The Category Business Manager Powersports / Tarps and Cords is categorized as a Connector, which means that the incumbent will be working with a variety of colleagues and partners to achieve business outcomes that require a mixed use of virtual and CTC campus presence.

What you’ll do

  • Acts as the subject-matter expert and develops a broad categorical understanding of its relative consumer trends, competitive & market analysis and CTR store executional nuances and requirements
  • Financial accountability for category through adherence to predefined CTR strategy objectives and guidelines
  • Setting & delivering against categorical assortment plans
  • Planning, execution & delivery of line review process: Approval of the assortment and pricing plans, import trip planning and execution, oversight of timeline delivery and recommended action plan for item discontinuation and pricing
  • Vendor relationship/negotiation
  • Recommended action plan for item discontinuation and pricing
  • Define and execute against categorical promotional plans; including promotional item selection & offer to deliver against the plans and financial objectives
  • Provide content for store training on product/process information
  • Develops, mentors, guides and coaches Category Business Analysts by setting clear performance objectives and providing ongoing and timely feedback

What you bring

  • 7+ total years of experience in Marketing or Merchandising; at least 3 years in a Category Management leadership role
  • University degree in a business-related field (i.e. Marketing, Finance)
  • Proven ability to develop and execute business plans/initiatives that achieve financial performance and operational targets
  • Strong business acumen skills; demonstrated expertise of retail marketing, consumer trends, and inventory management
  • Proven commitment to delivering consumer-focused initiatives; superior innovation management skills
  • Superior leadership skills with the ability to develop others; highly developed sense of accountability, passion and a proven track record for delivering results
  • Strong executive presence with highly effective interpersonal and communication skills; proven ability to influence and guide stakeholders
  • Advanced MS Office Suite expertise; ability to create and deliver engaging PowerPoint presentations
  • Ability to travel 2-4 weeks per year

About Canadian Tire Corporation

As one of the most trusted brands in Canada, our employees take pride in the work we do across the country. It’s more than the iconic triangle that keeps our employees around. From benefits and perks, to learning and development opportunities, to our commitment to Jumpstart – these are some of the many reasons why Canadian Tire Corporation is one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. To learn more follow us on LinkedIn.

CTC is committed to the fight against COVID-19 and being there for Canadians. In support of this, we have adopted a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to protect the health and well-being of our employees. Employees will be required either to be fully vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing in order to access the workplace until further notice.


Canadian Tire is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace for all. We recognize that our future success depends on the perspectives and contributions of all our employees — their diverse backgrounds, abilities and experiences make our business stronger. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process. All accommodation information provided will be treated as confidential and used only for the purpose of providing an accessible candidate experience.