Category Merchandising Manager
Company: W.B. Mason Company, Inc
Posted on: December 6, 2018
US-MA-BrocktonRequisition ID 2018-2250Position Type Full TimeShift Type First ShiftCategory Marketing/Merchandising/e-CommerceResponsibilitiesEssential Duties and ResponsibilitiesPartner with Director, Merchandising to develop and communicate the category strategy by vendor and program funding, sales and margin goals for their areas of responsibilityOversee bringing products to life, from vendor relationships through product sourcing, pricing, and on-time launch.Develop and communicate strategic visions and goals, from a customer and marketplace perspective, to respective cross-functional partnersProvide guidance to team to ensure merchandise strategies and assortment plans meet divisional objectives and align with customer needsNegotiates marketing program, rebates, pricing and terms with new, existing and prospective vendors. Builds strong relationships with the vendor community and exercises flexibility in approach to negotiationsAttend trade shows and prepare trip recaps highlighting product development priorities and opportunities.Partner with Marketing Mgr. to build a marketing plan that will enhance the overall brand, drive customer traffic and deliver return on investmentFacilitate team environment between Vendor Relations and Purchasing organizationsBuild a high quality team by developing partnerships, leading, coaching and providing constructive feedbackResponsible for understanding customer base and driving new customer growthKnowledge, Skills and AbilitiesEffectively manages area of responsibility to achieve financial targets based on a sound knowledge of merchandising conceptsThinks conceptually and strategicallyBuilds and maintains productive cross-functional relationshipsResults oriented, willingness to follow through, make informed decisions, complete tasks and problem-solveTakes calculated risks to achieve results with partnershipCrafts targeted and effective verbal and written communicationsFosters a strong team environment and works effectively with managementAdapts to shifting circumstances in a business environment QualificationsEducation and/or ExperienceBachelor degree required5+ years prior experience in retail category management, merchandising, buying, planning & allocation, marketing, or a related field is requiredNegotiation skills and decision-making abilityExceptional computer skills, including experience in Excel and PowerpointMinimum QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, speak and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers for data entry. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.PM18Equal Opportunity EmployerW.B. Mason Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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