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Assistant Category Manager

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The Assistant Category Manager will be confident in category management fundamentals in the video game industry and Canadian retail. This person will help drive the business to market leadership through sound business management, analysis & forecasting precision, timely business monitoring and action and strong collaboration across Product, Marketing, Finance and Operations.

Key Activities:
• Support senior marketing manager by leading key category management functions such as demand planning, retail promotions and inventory/allocation management
• Help plan, execute and manage a multimillion dollar console promotional budget to maximize sales, share and ROI
• Collaborate with global/regional counterparts, finance, operations and sales to successfully manage and launch new SKUs, offers and programs
• Understand the Canadian market, retail landscape and marketing levers to help achieve business metrics such as units, revenue and market share
• Manage and monitor the business on a regular basis and through strong analysis understand and communicate variances, determine future implications and propose opportunities
• Collaborate with marketing peers to ensure console promotions and opportunities are maximized
Qualifications:
• A passion for video games and a desire to win
• Understands Canadian market and industry dynamics within it
• Demonstrates the ability to impact revenue, profit and market share growth through strong business analysis and understanding and even stronger execution to action it
• Facilitates "win-win" situations by working with others to achieve positive outcomes.
• Acts confidently in uncertain circumstances; works effectively in ambiguous situations while making and standing behind the decisions.
• Can commute complex business issues simply to varying levels of the organization
• 4-year degree in Business or Marketing.
• Experience working directly with Sales teams and / or retailers.

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