Category Manager - Home Improvement Products

  • Location: Vancouver
  • Posting Date: January 06, 2022
  • Job Order ID: 728443
  • Consultant: Trevor Baker
  • Industry: Marketing
Category Manager – Home Improvement Products

Our client is a leading supplier to the Home Improvement trade across North America. With a wide range of products and a growing team, we are seeking a talented Category Manager to augment their capabilities. The Category Manager will be responsible for selecting and developing products, sourcing suppliers, negotiating price, cataloging, and merchandising for the category.

Some of what you will do includes:
  • Effectively research the category and industry tends to bring the best available product selection to your customers and partners
  • Identify new products and line opportunities that can be applied for a competitive difference
  • Create short, medium and long range plans to optimize margin growth and turns in your category
  • Forecast and achieve KPI’s related to your category performance
  • Work with the broader marketing and sales team to roll out seasonal and specialty programs to optimize revenue streams
  • Conduct line reviews and always be working to optimize and improve category performance
  • Work with local and overseas suppliers in conjunction with logistics to conduct purchases in a manner where the right items arrive on time in the right quantity and at the right price
  • Collaborate with Marketing Department to maintain online sales platform, create marketing materials and ensure consistent packaging or develop new packaging
  • Support the sales process with your specialist knowledge and help build trade specific sales collateral
  • Merchandise your category for optimal product placement and ease of purchase utilizing industry standard merchandising principles
You should have the following in your background to apply:
  • Product development or buying experience, with a proven track-record of adding value for customers
  • Category merchandising experience
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with proven ability to leverage data and analytics
  • Understands industry and consumer trends in Home Improvement Products
  • Ability to work independently and in teams as the situation requires, ability to lead a team
  • Results oriented with track-record of meeting deadlines
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills; strong communicator with good MS Office proficiency
If this sounds like a role where you could excel, please apply today! MacDonald Search Group works with our clients to build diverse, talented teams aligned with the Canadian employment landscape. All applications are considered.