The Hired Guns are seeking a curious, innovative, and strategic Senior Category Manager to take full ownership of category management for a $2-billion promotional products company that’s making huge strides in their digital experience. This is a remote opportunity that requires once-a-month travel to the Pittsburgh, PA area.
Salary range: $103,000 to $170,000 per year
- Land a career-changing opportunity where you can really own part of a billion dollar business and have high impact while also being able to innovate on the fly
- Be an entrepreneur within a nimble, successful, scaling company that has brand-name products across electronics, apparel, drinkware, journals, etc.
- Coach, mentor and lead a team to soaring success
Note: This company can only hire residents of the following states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, KY, MA, MI, NC, NY, OH, OK, PA, TX, UT, WA, WI
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 brilliant Senior Category Manager to lead innovation for category growth and to fulfill sales performance measures for multiple strategic categories. You will identify core consumer needs, leverage business and competitive market analysis, and be the expert on trend forecasting. As Senior Category Manager, you will also support the development and management of product roadmaps, go-to-market calendars, and business strategies. You’ll work closely with cross-functional stakeholders to ensure deliverables are met. Plus, it will be your responsibility to manage the financial performance of multiple strategic growth categories by meeting or exceeding sales, category turn, and GM goals.
Now here’s the absolute best part: If you want to develop a new product from scratch, you can do that here. There aren’t 12 layers of ownership. You’re not going to be bogged down in timeline meetings, or wait on a massive approval process. Make a business case and then go make it happen. You will get to make decisions and own all of the inevitable success.
How you’ll know if you’re a fit…
You’re a category-management leader who is both strategic and intrapreneurial and has deep knowledge of trends in target customers and products. You’re a right- and left-brain megamind and a skilled trend spotter with 8+ years of experience in product development or category management with at least 4 years of management experience. ASI or consumer products experience is preferred. Finally, you’re unafraid to fully own strategy, propose new ideas, act fast, and be scrappy within a highly matrixed organization.
The Inside Skinny
Why you should quit your job right now and join this team!
This is an opportunity to take ownership—real, true ownership—of categories and see fast results. Have an idea? Make it happen. If you are someone who wants to try new things and have the backing of a multi-billion-dollar global promo products org, then this is indeed the gig for you.
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