Category Manager - Beauty

Woonsocket, RI
Job Terms:
Hourly (Contract)
Start date:
posted by:
Ryan Krivonick

Job Description:

Aquent's Fortune500 client in Woonsocket, RI is looking for a Category Manager focused on Beauty for a 12 month assignment (40/hrs 5 days, onsite) with strong potential to extend beyond. 

Overview: As a Beauty Service Category Specialist, you will be responsible for supporting the broader Beauty Service team with reporting, communication, and training tools for the Beauty Consultant program.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Create and maintain various reports utilizing internal applications to analyze sales data across the Beauty Service program • Provide weekly and monthly sales and staffing reports to field • Help manage and maintain beauty budget and master store list • Own and manage creation and distribution of monthly beauty box and other beauty programs • Submit invoices, SAF entries and payroll submissions for field Beauty Consultants • Create and distribute monthly Beauty Service Newsletter • Coordinate monthly National Conference Call and Agenda • Manage Beauty Service Hotline • Support 3rd party vendor relationships through coordinating meetings, trainings, conference calls and annual Trade Shows • Partner with 3rd party vendors to help identify appropriate product trainings and materials for the field • Partner with various internal departments including but not limited to Store Operations, Finance, Compensation, HR Shared Services, IS, Legal, Talent Management and Labor Relations.


Experience Prior experience in analytics, strong communication skills, verbal and written, are a requirement.


Business or Financial degree (Bachelor’s) a minimum​


Client Description:

This client is a fantastic consideration for those who want to combine working with a large retail brand and a true “do-good”, customer-centric focus. Most people we’ve placed here say the company’s loyalty to and personalization within the healthcare services industry is a standout characteristic. Their approach to this way of thinking about their business and the industry is having a direct impact on the size of the teams, and we’re seeing massive growth. What a time to get involved!

This client:

  • Is considered by Fast Company to be amongst the most innovative companies

  • Is listed by Forbes as one of the world’s most admired companies

  • Makes it their mission to guide people toward better health

    • This includes altering the products they offer at retail to more health-conscious offerings!

Our client has recently made a move toward a major merger, which means this is a great time to get involved! Two big industry brands coming together.

Working here gets you into a fast-paced environment, with tons of cross-functional working relationships. You’d have exposure to a number of teams related to any project you’re working on, and we sometimes see freelancers convert to permanent employees on teams they’ve had the opportunity to interact with. This is definitely a standout opportunity!