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Category Manager I

Date: Mar 4, 2019

Location: TX:Dallas, TX - Texas, US, 75251

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Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified downstream energy company with assets in petroleum refining, logistics, renewable fuels and convenience store retailing.  The refining assets consist of refineries operated in Tyler and Big Spring, Texas, El Dorado, Arkansas and Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined nameplate crude throughput capacity of 302,000 barrels per day.


The logistics operations primarily consist of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek US Holdings, Inc.and its affiliates own approximately 63% (including the 2 percent general partner interest) of Delek Logistics Partners, LP.  Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE:DKL) is a growth-oriented master limited partnership focused on owning and operating midstream energy infrastructure assets.


The convenience store retail business is the largest 7-Eleven licensee in the United States and operates approximately 300 convenience stores in central and west Texas and New Mexico.

Role Summary

The Delek US Retail Team is looking for a Category Manager to lead the strategy for a grouping of retail categories across our 300-store chain, reporting to the Director of Category Management. The Category Manager will be the one responsible for the pricing and overall promotion of their category portfolio to maximize consumer appeal and increase the sales and profitability of the business while driving sustainable growth. Relationships with vendors and product range management will also be part their duties. The ideal Category Manager must have extensive experience in understanding consumer demand in the fast-paced retail environment. They must be a self-starter with an internal desire to lead, learn and grow while possessing a commercial mindset and full comprehension of marketing and sales strategies and principles. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are an absolute must.


Job Responsibilities 

  • Commitment to analyzing data/insights to determine relevant industry/consumer trends
  • Maximize Value through short/long-term development strategies for product categories
  • Develop entry strategies for new products and exit strategies for unsuccessful products
  • Foster trusting relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of services
  • Place appropriate orders to ensure product availability meets our consumers demands and needs
  • Utilize a Growth Oriented approach in determining the positioning of products with a category
  • Synergize with marketing teams to determine competitive pricing and promotional activities within a product category
  • Act with Integrity and professionalism in all internal/external interactions
  • Construct forecasts for product demand to ensure the sustainability of inventory
  • Display a Passion for Winning & Excellence in the development of budgets and delivering on revenue & profitability targets for total category portfolio
  • Be a champion of a Safety first culture
  • Travel: ~40% - Consisting of market visits, trade shows and industry conventions

Position Requirements

  • 4-year undergraduate degree in business or other related field
  • Experience understanding and interpreting BI platform outputs
    • Example: Qlik, Tableau, Power BI or equivalent
  • Extensive proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Track-record of successfully developing/implementing fact-based strategic decisions, managing execution and measuring results 


At Delek US Holdings, Inc., we take our Core Values very seriously. We are looking for talented individuals that also embrace and embody Safety, Integrity, Commitment, a Passion for Winning & Excellence, have a Growth Oriented mindset and are always striving to Maximize Value. 



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

Job Segment: Category Manager, Merchandising, Manager, Marketing Manager, Marketing, Retail, Management

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