Category Manager

Monro Inc.
Full time Full day
Atlanta, GA
Company Description

Monro, Inc.

Monro, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest auto service companies and major tire retailer. We own and operate more than 1,200 stores in 32 states and our stock trades on the Nasdaq (MNRO). The Monro family of brands includes some the most recognizable names in the industry—Monro Auto Service and Tire Centers, Mr. Tire, Tire Choice, amongst many more regional chains. Our dominance is driven by teammates who strive to provide a five-star experience and deliver consistent value to our guests and shareholders. At Monro, we understand that a 5-star guest experience begins with a 5-star teammate experience. In fact, we’re currently investing more than $100 million in store improvements, new technology, and career development through our own Monro University training platform.

Destination Monro – Your Career is Here!

Do you have what it takes to shape a better future for yourself and the automotive service industry? Our vision is to be America’s leading auto and tire centers, trusted by consumers as the best place in our neighborhoods for quality automotive maintenance and repairs. We’re looking for motivated individuals at every stage in their career who share our vision. Positions are available in our retail locations across our many brands, in field management, and in store operations at our Store Support Center in Rochester, New York. If you like helping others, as much as you like working on cars; if you enjoy being part of a team, solving problems, and building guest relationships; if you value honesty and integrity - we have a Destination for you at Monro. Contact us to learn more. Destination Monro! – Your career is here.

Job Description

Job Description

The Category Manager is responsible for reviewing and analyzing leading indicators for consumer and industry trends driving business within their assigned category. The Category Manager will be assigned to one of the four categories: Tires, Parts- Under Hood, Parts- Under Car and National Account/Commercial. This position is the owner of contractual relationship with vendors. This role is responsible for the development and management of direct report(s) to achieve the Category Management department’s objective of devising strategies and tactics to ensure sustainable and profitable business growth.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Analyze consumer and industry data and trends.

  • Develop category long-term strategies and tactics.

  • Foster relationships and purchase programs with key vendors.

  • Collaborate with Marketing and Pricing teams to ensure promotional activity and retail pricing supports guest traffic, conversion and outlet loyalty.

  • Partner with Supply Chain team informing them of product screen requirements by store location with forecast and understand supply issues impacting category performance.

  • Continually rationalize product screen by store to maximize sales and margin opportunities.

  • Work with appropriate departments to provide retail stores with access to sales and merchandising tools to include product information, product training, pricing information and POS materials.

  • Ensure processes for conducting business with vendor are established between both organizations and thoroughly communicated throughout the organization.

  • Liaise with internal teams to support ongoing guest engagement, store visits, purchases and loyalty to Monro’s retail locations

  • Deliver presentations of category changes to field management as well as store support center management

  • Hires, trains, and provides performance feedback to direct reports.

  • Establish roles/responsibilities for direct report(s) ensuring alignment with requirements to achieve department objectives.

  • Other duties, as assigned.

Management Responsibility:

The Category Manager will lead, develop, manage and coach a team of Analyst that support Category Management.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in category management.

  • 4 or more years of vendor relationship experience.

  • Ability to use MSOffice (Excel, Word, Power Point).

  • Strong communication and phone skills.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to speak effectively to teammates, vendors, and Senior Management in person or over the telephone.

  • Ability to calculate complex comparisons combining multiple sources, service levels, prices, and product options.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Closing Statement:

This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s Manager at any time based upon Company need.

Additional Information


  • Health Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • 401K Retirement Plan with Company Match

  • Paid vacation

  • Paid Holidays

Your next Destination!

Growth Opportunity:

At Monro we’re committed to helping our teammates grow their career through the combination of coursework, demonstrating leadership skills and open opportunities. Our teammates receive on-the-job training, company sponsored certifications, as well as course curriculum in Monro University that empowers them to advance to the next level of their careers.

Monro, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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