The Hired Guns are seeking an experienced Category Manager to create impactful growth in the hard-goods category for a $2-billion promotional products company that’s poised to be the #1 industry leader within the next 3 years.
Salary range: $89,000 to $143,000 per year
- Have full ownership and accountability for category growth and overall product strategy in hard goods (bags, accessories)
- Drive category sales and margin growth to reach the #1 or #2 position in the industry within three years
- Access limitless growth opportunities within an entrepreneurial environment
The Nitty Gritty
The backstory on the company and why they need to hire you!
This two-billion-dollar market leader in the personalized products space is looking for a hard-goods-focused Category Manager to take full ownership of growth and fulfill sales performance objectives for one or more hard-goods categories. In this role, you will actively manage the introduction of new products to support sales, margin, turn and ROI goals. You’ll manage cross-functional teams to drive innovative product launches. Finally, you will develop and manage category-level plans that dovetail with the company’s strategic and financial direction – ensuring that SKUs are “PO Ready” and that margin targets and investment hurdles are attained. If we are speaking your language, keep reading.
How you’ll know if you’re a fit…
The ideal candidate has 3+ years of experience in product development or category management. To excel in this role you must have product development / strategy experience managing an assortment, and you must be able to make strategic business decisions. Note, it’s okay if you don’t have hard-goods experience; perhaps you have category experience in a subset, such as apparel, grocery, stationery – you get the point.
You must have experience in trend identification as well as deep knowledge around how to quantify the size of a potential opportunity. Plus, you can identify commercial trends and competitive opportunities, and translate them into a strategy that you can successfully execute (It’s great if you have a story around this from a previous job – just saying).
Note: you must be able to travel up to 25% of the time, including both domestic and international travel.
The Inside Skinny
Why you should quit your job right now and join this team!
Do this job right, and you can say you had full ownership of a category growth strategy for a two-billion-dollar business managing the full lifecycle of the SKU offering. High impact. Big influence. Fun, scrappy environment alongside smart colleagues. Sound good? Then get in touch with us today.
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