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Category Manager

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CATEGORY MANAGER

START DATE: ASAP

CONTRACT: 6 MONTHS

LOCATION: SEATTLE

PAY: $29/hr

 

** A FORTUNE 500 RETAIL COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL CATEGORY MANAGER! **

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Leads management of product SKU’s from beginning to end-of-life in the inventory management system with relentless attention to data integrity; requires driving detailed process in support of multiple businesses and working cross-functionally across the organization
  • Manages detailed merchandise assortment information, assuring data integrity and timely tracking and communication of changes
  • Management of the sampling process for both tea and merchandise, including creation of a sample review tracking process, the organization and maintenance of physical samples, and routing to internal stakeholders
  • Supports Licensed business needs in the areas of pricing report generation, new product and assortment information management, and communications & materials sharing
  • Supports the successful launch of product, including POS lab testing and working with internal supply chain teams
  • Supports competitive product reviews, and develops and manages tracking systems for competitive information
  • Prepares background analysis as requested
  • Supports launching product successfully through marketing promotions, including assisting with promotional recaps and presentations as needed
  • Supports implementation of programs and products

 

MUST HAVE:

  • Ability to manage project details and timelines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational and problem solving abilities
  • Business acumen and analytical skills
  • Functions effectively with ambiguity
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Excel, PPT, Word – strong working knowledge of lookups and pivot tables in Excel mandatory
  • Basic knowledge of principles of inventory management & hierarchies
  • Oracle/PIM and/or Celerant experience helpful.

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