• Category Manager - Hair Care Jobs in United States Of America

  • L Oreal India Pvt Ltd
  • United States Of America, Usa

Job Description:

TITLE Category Manager

REPORTS TO Director, Category Management

LOCATION St Petersburg, Florida (SalonCentric NOC)


SalonCentric, a subsidiary of LOral USA, is the premiere distributor in the United States of salon professional products Through its hundreds of stores, national field sales force and sub-distribution network, SalonCentric promotes the finest professional beauty brands and educates stylists on the latest products and trends


The Category Manager is responsible for the P&L management, assortment planning, promotional planning, strategic development and overall communication/collaboration with brands in a specific category segment This position plays the key role in developing and maintaining relationships with manufacturer partners/brands The Category Manager is the main contact between partner brands and SalonCentric The position is also accountable for collaboration amongst cross functional SalonCentric partners including but not limited to supply chain management, information management, compliance, sales channels, finance, marketing, physical distribution, education


Serve as the main contact between Partner Brands and SalonCentric and create a team with the Supply Chain and Compliance Officer in dealing with shared brands Foster an environment that welcomes change and promotes high levels of integrity, ingenuity, creative thinking, risk tolerance and collaboration
Drive increased efficiencies via process improvement and workload reduction
Partner with brands to create win/win situations find solutions that work for both sides
Provide clear, accurate and timely information within SalonCentric to keep all areas up to date and informed of changes/progress/issues/opportunities
Develop, maintain and enhance relationships with brands
Conduct brand meetings, provide brands data and information they need to effectively contribute to growing their business

Drive Profitable Sales, Deliver Margin and Meet Inventory Objectives Strategize with partner brands and internal cross functional teams for opportunities to drive top line sales and increase margin while maintaining appropriate inventory levels
Manage to sales, profit rate/dollar, unproductive and total inventory budgets
Fully participate and contribute in business planning meetings (forecast, disposition, promo, marketing)

Provide promotional/item/brand plans based on sales goals, historical analysis, trends, future product launches and seasonal events Proactively provide assessment/recommendation for promotions, new item/brand launches based on analysis and collaboration with brands/supply chain analyst
Negotiate and prioritize brand submissions to provide greatest return while controlling risk
Build segmented assortments to align with channels, drive assortment productivity within store channel
Collaborate with multiple sales channels for development and execution of promo/launch plans
Ensure accuracy of all printed/digital communications to include pricing, deal content, material set up and funding
Identify new market opportunities by filling assortment gaps, launching exclusive items/brands and offering product differentiation to our customers
Stay ahead of trends and support sales channels attend trade shows, SalonCentric shows and Partner Brand events, conduct store calls and detail with SSCs requested/needed

Provide Leadership within the SalonCentric Organization Mentor peers and members of the overall team (Supply Chain Analysts, Compliance Officers, Store Replenishment Analysts, Assistant Category Managers and new hires)
Take on additional leadership responsibilities and special projects such as arranging and prepare for brand meetings (top to top, market visits), lead/participate in task forces, be involved in process improvement validation/system testing
Proactively provide guidance and communication to cross functional teams regarding updates/changes/launches/introductions/strategies by your brands
Take on additional duties as requested by management


Bachelors Degree or equivalent job experience required Experience in beauty industry preferred
Minimum 2-3 years experience in business management, marketing or similarly related professional; experience in financial analysis or data analytics highly desirable
Strong software skills including advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
Detail-oriented with excellent analytical and quantitative skills
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
Ability to lead and motivate multiple groups/individuals
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to interact effectively and professionally with peers and management
Strong team player with an ability to work in team environment and independently
Must have long-term authorization to work in the US

SalonCentric is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws


Job Summary

Position Category Manager - Hair Care
TEAM Operations
Job Type Full - Time
Job Location Saint Petersburg, FL

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Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Consumer Durables/FMCG, Manufacturing/Industrial
Functional Area : Sales/Business Development
Role : Channel Sales
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 16th Mar 2020

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