Category Manager

  • Location: Vancouver
  • Posting Date: April 23, 2021
  • Job Order ID: 515470
  • Consultant: Trevor Baker
  • Industry: Marketing
Category Manager

Our well established Canadian client is seeking a talented Category Manager to join their Vancouver team to work on new product development and sourcing, merchandising, pricing and digital and traditional advertising.

Some of what you will do in this role includes:
  • Devise long-term development strategies for product lines in a category of several hundred skus
  • Monitor and research the category’s market and industry trends to position the company at the leading edge of innovation
  • Forecasts and analyze key metrics to improve inventory management efficiency
  • Develop and execute yearly marketing and promotions plan to build sales and margin
  • Conduct line reviews to increase the profitability and ensure optimal product assortment
  • Work closely with suppliers and in-house logistics to ensure just in time delivery of all category products
  • Align purchasing plans with the sales and supply chain teams
  • Collaborate with Marketing Department to maintain online sales platform, create marketing materials and ensure consistent packaging
  • Provide technical expertise to retail partners and sales team
  • Negotiate best possible pricing for products
You should have the following in your background to apply:
  • Experience sourcing and developing products, particularly from overseas, specifically China
  • Proven track-record of adding value for customers
  • Merchandising experience
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with proven ability to leverage data and analytics
  • Understands industry and consumer trends
  • Ability to work independently and in teams as the situation requires
  • Results oriented with track-record of meeting deadlines
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to travel as needed, both domestically and over-seas when safe to do so
  • Strong in MS Office and Excel in particular
If this sounds like a role where you could excel, please apply today!