• Category Manager, Outdoor Furniture Jobs in United States Of America

  • United States Of America, Usa

Job Description:

What youll do at About the Role

Business Relationships

Negotiates product costs, volume, etc with brands for a moderately-to-highly complex category
Ensures proper distribution and pricing across warehouses and distributors for a moderately-to-highly complex category
Develops partnerships with retailers for a moderately-to-highly complex category

Category Financials

Supports GM in developing data-driven business plan for a moderately-to-highly complex category with tangible execution steps
Manages budgets, sets priorities and implements savings opportunities
Ensures achievement of category financial targets (eg GMV and margin), and identifies (and executes upon) levers to achieve those targets
Supports GM in managing P&L

Category Tracking/Monitoring

Manages all performance metrics for a moderately-to-highly complex category
Oversees the creation and maintenance of all item set up to ensure product line is accurately depicted in multiple systems for sales tracking for a moderately-to-highly complex category
Monitors product and category performance to identify improvement area and develops plans to drive enhanced results
Demonstrates expertise in multiple systems and sites throughout the category

Change Leadership

Encourages and helps others to improve on current ways of working, promotes new and innovative ideas and recognizes/rewards good ideas


Develops deep expertise in inventory Management, Planning, and Site Merchandising as key to customer experience ownership for a moderately-to-highly complex category
Works with editors, writers and content sources to ensure category has the appropriate content, reviews and shop-ability features
Collaborates with marketing team around category promotions
Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects

Empowering Others

Empowers associates within a moderately-to-highly complex category to execute their tasks and make decisions
Ensures business needs are being met

Market Positioning and Analytics

Manages analysis for a moderately-to-highly complex category, including themes and competitive landscape, to stay on the cutting edge of product and eCommerce advancements impacting own category
Understands category site selection and product gaps in the category, works with team to close gaps
Continually evolves the categorys assortment strategy and logistics experience

People Development

Builds and leads a team to execute on business area or category objectives
Coaches team members and provides feedback to enhance skills, knowledge and work performance
Has performance and career development conversations
Maintains team motivation and engagement
Mentors Category Specialists
Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates

Shopper/Customer Experience

Ensures online presence supports desired shopper/customer experience for products within a moderately-to-highly complex category across multiple websites, including product presentation, content, customer reviews and enhancements

Strategic Visioning

Defines success for a moderately-to-highly complex category and engages team to deliver business results consistent with category strategy
Works with GM to ensure vision and strategy are aligned with the broader organization
Supports GM with strategy development as needed

Minimum Qualifications

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Retailing, Consumer Durables/FMCG
Functional Area : Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance/Packaging
Role : Production/Manufacturi ng/Maintenance
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 08th Apr 2020

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