The Hired Guns are seeking a self-motivated Category Manager to advance category growth and performance for a global billion-dollar personalized products company undergoing rapid expansion.
The Nitty Gritty
The backstory on the organization and why they need to hire you!
As Category Manager, you will be responsible for full ownership of category growth at the one of the world’s largest suppliers of promotional products, operating on five continents and selling to over 100 countries around the globe (that’s a lot!). You will actively manage the introduction of new products to support the company’s margin and ROI goals. In short, this role is crucial to the company’s growth strategy, and you will play an integral part in the vision and implementation of new categories, brands and channels. This company is aiming to become #1 or # 2 in the world in the promotional products industry within the next three years. So, they really need a self-directed individual to drive these category sales and margin growth ASAP! Growth is the name of the game here — for you and for the company.
How you’ll know if you’re a fit…
You have 5+ years of experience in the promotional products space; experience in product development or category management is preferred. You have a bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or merchandising, or a similar program of study. It’s great if you have strategic planning and merchandising experience. You’ll be managing cross-functional teams, so strong management and leadership skills are a must. You’re well-versed in product positioning and trend research, and you have excellent performance analytics Oh, and a nice perk of the job is travel (if you’re into that) — you must be able to travel up to 25% of the time.
The Inside Skinny
Why you should quit your job right now and join this organization!
This is a rare career opportunity to have a seat at the table of a truly big company where your work will have a tangible impact on their success. If you do this job right, you can say you had a hand in helping this company attain the #1 position in the global promotional products business…and that’s a really good look. If this sounds like a fit, we want to hear from you today.
The Hired Guns does not and will not discriminate in considering and referring candidates for employment, or in its treatment or advancement of its employees, and will not tolerate harassment, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.