Category Manager - Home Improvement Products

  • Location: Vancouver
  • Posting Date: January 05, 2021
  • Job Order ID: 434035
  • Consultant: Trevor Baker
  • Industry: Marketing
Category Manager - Home Improvement Products

Our client is a leader in their category with a broad range of owned and represented brands in the home improvement and garden care category. Their products are sold widely across North America in the DIY, Garden Center and Specialty Retail channels. Due to expansion of their business and a desire to optimize their category management functions, our client is seeking a strong "Catman" to develop exclusive "house brands" and optimize the product and category mix to drive profit, turns and margins. This widely cross-functional opportunity is new to the Canadian business unit and will collaborate extensively with the wider North American team.

Some of what you will do in this role includes:
  • Develops the annual business plan for House and preferred brands in the Canadian market
  • Builds strategies to drive profitability with key and prospective customers
  • Owns New Product strategy and works in tandem with R&D and Sourcing to bring new products to market in a timely, organized and supported manner
  • Manages overall product portfolio to continuously optimize and identify opportunities, delisting nonproductive skus to optimize the portfolio.
  • Overall 4P management (and ultimate execution) of Product, Price, Promotion, and Placement direction is at the core of this role.
  • Builds (in conjunction with overall financial plan) and manages a Category, Product Segment and Brand P&L for all applicable products in the categories.
  • Establishing jointly with Marketing an appropriate allocation of investment funding to market with retailers vs. end users
  • Cross Functional Business Team Lead (Purchasing, Finance, Demand Planning, Marketing) in relation to owned and preferred brand portfolio
You should have the following in your background:
  • University Degree and strong analytical mindset
  • Functional understanding of:
    • Product Development / R&D
    • Trade/Channel Management
    • Financial Management
    • Sourcing, Logistics, QA
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to Lead
If this sounds like a role where you could excel, please apply today!