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Category Manager in Queens, NY at Standard Motor Products

Date Posted: 7/26/2019

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Job Description

The role of Category Manager is to support the full portfolio product categories and collaborate with major trading partners in order to enhance the categories industry wide. In addition to becoming an expert on the account requirements and category management needs, this role requires handling a variety of day to day account requests in addition to:

  • Conducting Internal Business Reviews for Opportunities and Optimization
  • Analyzing Customer / Company Business and Conducting Regular Category Reviews including
    • Regular Business Insight Delivery
    • Inventory Optimization
    • Margin Opportunities
    • Product Lifecycle Analysis
    • Assortment Review and Recommendations
    • Brand Analysis and Recommendations
    • Customer Category Strategy and Road Map Development
  • Collaborating on inventory requirements for sales planning
  • Working with sales on item transition process across all relative departments and assisting in defining initial order expectations  for new business
  • Working closely with customer account manager and cross functionally on major customer projects
  •  Taking the lead on customer data collection and updates for key reporting and dashboard communications

This individual will also be required to:

  • Multi-task and direct multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to deadlines
  • Lead cross-functional teams
  • Present findings to internal and external groups
  • Collaborate with sales, product development, planning, DC, and packaging team on customer initiatives
  • Execute and follow up with data, planning, DC, and sales teams in order to execute new items and programs
  • Create and Deliver Category and Customer Presentations – Internal and External
  • Process, gather, and analyze customer data to develop score cards, dashboards, and reporting for internal and external purposes
  • Travel: Up to 25%

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • A minimum of 4 years' experience in Category Management or related field
  • Experience working for or with Retail companies a plus
  • Excellent leadership, analysis, organizational, and planning skills a must
  • Must be proactive, accountable, take initiative, and work well with others
  • Strong problem solving and written and verbal communication skills required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Access, Word and Excel
  • SQL proficiency a plus