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Category Manager

Posted September 23, 2022

Neon Marketplace Corporate
Cranston, RI
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About the Company
We are a private equity backed start up with a vision to transform the convenience store customer experience with state-of-the-art technology, restaurant quality food, and friendly service. We operate 4 locations, have 20 under development, and plan to open 150 locations over the next 5-years. We are an incredibly passionate group of dream builders who believe we can create the most loved brand when consumers think of food and energy.

How You’ll Bring Energy (Overview & Key Responsibilities)

The future of Neon Marketplace is relationships with our customers where we listen, engage, and become an integral part of their daily lives. The Category Manager is responsible for retail space planning, store design, digital engagement, and revenue management. They will focus on building strong customer relationships, a seamless omnichannel experience, securing new aspirational benefits to enhance our loyalty programs, and negotiating contractual agreements with brand partners. In addition to bilateral relationships, this individual will partner closely with other Neon teams to set priorities and execute.

To be successful, we are seeking a seasoned contributor that’s focused on thoughtfully driving our brand experience. They must have a passion for building strong partnerships and relationships. They must excel in being able to think globally and work cross-culturally, craft/communicate a compelling strategy, analyze/synthesize data, think creatively to find mutual wins, negotiate sound agreements, drive business results, and prioritize work.

What You’ll Need to Succeed (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Possess top tier skills in retail space planning defining the intersection where creative ideas maximize revenue
  • Strong influence and negotiation talent with the ability to build relationships and partner trust
  • Working with partners, negotiating margins and rebates
  • Proven ability to extract, analyze, and synthesize data
  • Utilize syndicated data, consumer data, (loyalty and point of sale), internal data, and shopper data to uncover opportunities and provide analytical recommendations
  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategic omnichannel category business plans, including business, market, competitive, and shopper trends
  • Proven track record in managing complex projects and reporting results to senior level audiences
  • Drive for improving Neon’s business results
  • Be an advocate and have a passion for brand loyalty members
  • Strong written and oral communications, good communicator with a clear vision
  • Experience with retail merchandising and space planning
  • Understand a culture of differences and have a passion for building relationships
  • Ability to travel regionally up to 25% of the time, with occasional global travel

What Will Give You a Competitive Edge (Preferred Qualifications)
  • Experience with PDI Software specifically Enterprise, Pricebook, and Mobile Application
  • Marketing related experience with a brick-and-mortar retailer
  • Marketing related experience with a 3rd Party Delivery Service

Benefits Included
  • Competitive Salary
  • Employee performance based annual Bonus
  • Health Benefits
  • 401K
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • Growth Opportunities

About the Team

Neon Marketplace has a unique dynamic – working with internal team members, investors, bankers, and business partners across our network.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.
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Neon Marketplace Corporate

1140 Reservoir Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920

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At Neon Marketplace, our vision is to dynamically change the perception of a convenience store to that of a food destination where friendly associates provide premium products at bright, clean, and technology driven stores.  At Neon marketplace you will find amazing people serving delicious indulgences, and we just so happen to provide fuel and EV charging.   Our goal is to provide a first-rate customer experience that will help keep our customers moving forward but will always keep them coming back. 

Values: Doing the right thing 

  • Being humble, kind and approachable 
  • Hiring, developing and retaining the best people 
  • Showing discretionary effort 
  • Thinking creatively

We are in your communities coming together, sharing together, working together and succeeding together. 


  • Competitive wages 
  • Medical 
  • Dental 
  • Vision 
  • 401k 
  • Identify theft 
  • Paid time off 
  • Sick Days 
  • Employee Referral program 
  • Career Growth

Inclusive Environment:

Neon Marketplace supports a culture around diversity & Inclusion, all of us at Neon have the ability to promote a culture of acceptance and Inclusion. We emphasis on equality in the workplace which means that we don't just focus on saying the right words. It means that everyone is paid fairly , given equal opportunities for advancement and new roles, and they feel safe and secure being their true selves at work each and every day.


Here at Neon we are invested in YOU first, our people are the most valuable asset to our company. Each and every member of our team will be invested in your future. We encourage our associates to share ideas and think creatively. Lets help each other, lets learn from one another and lets GROW together.