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Category Manager
Home Furnishings/Appliances
, REMOTE
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Summary

This award-winning home furnishings retailer is highly respected in its sector. They’ve pivoted and thrived through Covid. They seek a Category Manager accountable for the development and implementation of multi-channel category strategies that drive profitable growth. Create and own strategic vendor relationships and work collaboratively with internal teams to develop and execute category sourcing and sales strategies, deliver margins and inventory return on investment across the category.

Contact Pamela Loupelle at 403.214.7578 x1 or submit your resume in confidence below.

Description

  •  Plan store level product assortment by brand to drive sales and gross profit while ensuring appropriate regionalization of offering
  • Maximize return on inventory investment in partnership with the Supply Chain team, cross functional partners, and vendors (owning inventory process)
  • Collaborate with Marketing team on category promotional plans in stores and online
  • Product training support/tools to ensure category planning and marketing programs are executed and are operating effectively across all channels
  • Be an expert in responsible area’s overall market with distinctive knowledge of consumer trends, innovation, and competition
  • Deliver financial performance goals related to sales, shrink, gross margin rate, controllable activity costs and inventory flow/productivity
  • Weekly reporting and analysis of category performance, sales, profitability, vendor lead times and inventory levels
  • Source product to address multi-channel category plans, engaging vendors to continuously improve profit, sales, store execution, online execution, and innovation
  • Negotiate vendor agreements and conduct regular vendor reviews/scorecards to assess performance and identify opportunities
  • Set and monitor pricing to margin standards, and maintain inventory safety stock levels
  • Support stores with product assortment needs and work with SOS stores to increase sales and SPG
  • Manages Assistant Category Manager(s), facilitate vendor data to Data Specialists
  • Participate in or lead key departmental or company initiatives i.e. RTA, Branding, Hierarchy
  • Attend industry related trade shows

Requirements

  • Post-secondary education in Business Administration, Marketing and/or recognized purchasing designation
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in related field
  • Demonstrated proficiency working in MS Office products
  • Hands on experience analyzing data and making forecasts
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Analytical and critical thinker
  • Creative problem solving, ability to think outside of the box
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

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