Category Manager - Software

Purpose Of The Job Responsible for managing overall P&L in category; driving category growth and developing strategic partnerships. Responsibilities/Duties Develop an effective plan for each category line to meet achieved budgeted goals in sales, margin, operating profit, customer acquisition, repurchase, retention and customer satisfaction. Overall P & L category management. Improve and monitor supply chain inefficiencies i.e. inventory turns, reduction in customer returns, overstock, out of stock, and aging item. Negotiate with vendors to secure lowest total delivered cost, volume incentives, rebates, advertising and other applicable allowances. Involved in business channel development (B2B channel, Canada, Private Label). Proactively lead and provide guidance to staff; performance management; workflow; hiring; firing; and disciplinary actions. The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary. Minimum Requirements & Special Attributes Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Inventory and Suply Chain Management or related field of study; or 6 years directly related experience in lieu of bachelor's degree. Minimum 5+ years procurement experience is required; online advertising industry experience and previous sales/business development experience are highly desired. Performance driven with strong ability of market/industry data analysis, capable to use date in decision making and prioritization. Forecasts and then measures outcome from the right metrics. Manage the entire category line life cycle from strategic planning to execution management. Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as ability to think and plan clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem solving, scope technical requirements and prioritize. Sound business judgment, proven ability for effective leadership, strong analytical thinking skills and commitment for high standard and example setting. Research and identify opportunities for further mid-term to long-term category business development Establish high level vendor partnerships and negotiate optimized business terms and conditions Conduct business and financial analysis, including forecasting, monitoring, and reporting Manage bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs, balance business needs versus technical constraints, and maximize business benefit while building great customer experiences Work cross-functionally with other departments and business units, capable to lead staff Valid state driver's license and automotive insurance. 2018-4859
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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