New Category Development Manager
|Benefits:||Medical, Dental, Life, 401K, STD, LTD, PTO's, etc...|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Description:||The New Category Development Manager is responsible for growing our SKU count / selling Categories by researching & selecting new Drop Ship / EDI Vendors. Planning and execution throughout the entire selling lifecycle, including: Setting up new vendors, preparing business case, negotiating contracts, defining the marketing vision, and working closely with Vendors, & internal IT/BI/EDI/API, Creative, Accounting, Purchasing and Marketing teams to ensure merchandising revenue goals are met. |
|Duties:|| Increase Drop Ship / EDI Sku Count & Categories by adding strategic vendors to our platform.|
Increase Vendor count, initiate new vendor relationships and programs.
Identify Growth Categories & Opportunities
Work on Taxonomy and content to ensure new SKUs and Categories have the needed exposure.
Negotiate programs / co-op with Virtual Partners
Be an expert with respect to the competition; act as a leader within the company.
Reporting/tracks proof of performance of each category.
Produce Channel & Financial metric reporting.
Ensures that the marketing supports the company's overall strategy and sales goals.
Performs additional duties as assigned.
|Qualifications:|| Requires Bachelors degree; preferably in Marketing and or business related field.|
Minimum 3 years experience with a multi-channel retailer, preferably having experience with virtual / drop ship vendors and ability to acquire new vendors.
Independent go-getter, strong verbal & written skills, strong project management skills, strong negotiation skills required.
Must be detail oriented and able to work with multiple departments to achieve goals.
Must be able to think creatively, solve problems and take initiative to drive projects to successful completion.
Requires Intermediate to Advanced Computer/PC Skills, strong Microsoft Office skills.
Requires the ability to travel up to 15%
Requires the ability to multitask and work well under pressure.
Requires excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
Must be able to work extended hours as needed.
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