Own and elevate the Hard Goods assortment and pricing strategy through market expertise, assortment planning and identifying gaps and opportunities for internal and external development to optimize top line growth, profitability, and brand progression.

More Uses of the Category Management Toolkit:

  • Develop merchandising concepts, product and promotional plans that strategically drive category growth while continually evaluating product mix to ensure customer satisfaction, increase market penetration and competitive advantage.
  • Manage the product lines and categories from an add/drop perspective to drive optimal profitability and reduce warehouse costs.
  • Be certain that your venture develops category expertise, Category Management expertise, and market contacts, working closely with suppliers and internal stakeholders in all aspects of sourcing.
  • Arrange that your business complies; owns category organization process prepares and helps facilitate monthly meetings, moderating group to agree on insight to actions decision.
  • Head: customer service skills to interact courteously and productively and build relationships with business unit leaders, other internal customers, and vendors.
  • Be knowledgeable of office of management and budget initiatives on Category Management and methods to streamline organization acquisition processes while reducing administrative duplication and leveraging buying power.
  • Be certain that your organization complies; conducts market, competitor and customer research to gather insight, assess market opportunities and make the case for investment.
  • Utilize your data analysis skills to help improve your assortment strategy, in season promotional plans and vendor funding collection process.
  • Organize: conduct post promotional review and analysis to determine if promotional requirements met and if there problem areas, provide information to vendor.
  • Be accountable for ensuring up to date market research and analysis is being completed to identify business opportunities and risks and ensure the realization of opportunities and risk mitigation through ownership of the commercial Category Management process.
  • Ensure you pioneer; lead business analytics knowing the lead business is imperative in driving results as you deliver Category Management insights.
  • Be the expert on your Hard Goods consumer, understanding and advocating for needs and expectations throughout the customer journey.
  • Pilot: continuously review business processes and implement opportunities to automate and lean the delivery, increasing efficiency and throughput.
  • Oversee daily operation of department and category functions and work closely with merchandising management team to achieve the goals of the category business plans.
  • Develop annual sourcing and category initiatives that drive synergies and maximum supply chain value across multiple categories.
  • Audit: long term business planning utilizing data, customer and industry insights, and market trends in partnership with edible suppliers.
  • Assure your enterprise represents the portfolio of products as a thought leader, communicating effectively with internal personnel and customers on all aspects of the portfolio.
  • Secure that your business complies; partners with the Directors of Sales and the Account Managers to develop category review to unlock joint business planning and category assortment opportunities for profitable growth.
  • Have a record of successfully managing, developing, and/or implementing strategic initiatives, policies, and systems to achieve outcomes.
  • Ensure you forecast; lead strategic projects that increase category profitability and/or improve operational efficiencies for the broader Category Management Team.
  • Oversee: capacity to solve problems through creative, innovative solutions and challenge traditional methods of accomplishing tasks and removing obstacles.
  • Be certain that your organization takes a broad perspective in making commitments; considers short and long term impacts and key internal and external influences.
  • Be certain that your strategy complies; challenges self and your organization to seek and promote leading edge solutions, create new opportunities, and be the market maker.
  • Assure your organization complies; sets meaningful category savings targets, and delivers savings results, by implementing procurement strategies based on TCO analysis and innovation.
  • Ensure you invent; lead the team to provide consistent communication of Demand Plans, Supply Plans, Risks and Opportunities and KPI performance tracking to stakeholder groups.
  • Analyze product flow to the stores and between virtual warehouses, identify potential logistical issues and support issue resolutions.
  • Integrate processes and systems to optimize accuracy, efficiency, inventory, productivity, space utilization, and profitability of all things floral.
  • Use your category expertise, intellect, emotional intelligence, and pro active communication skills to influence key stakeholders internally and externally to move category driving agendas forward.
  • Manage: risk profile ensure purchasing and contracts teams are developing a supply base that identifies business continuity and performance risks and develops appropriate mitigation actions.
  • Secure that your organization engages proactively with Business Unit customers on strategic sourcing goals, category strategies, initiatives, and savings targets.

 

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