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Company: Bed Bath & Beyond
Location: Union, NJ
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel

Description

Category Manager

The Category Manager takes ownership of a specific area of business and develops the omni-channel merchandising strategy to deliver on the financial objectives. The Category Manager will partner with the DMM to develop and execute a data driven, customer focused strategy for assortment, pricing, omni-channel customer experience and marketing for a specific category of business.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and deliver an inspiring category strategy
  • Leverage data and insights to analyze performance and understand trends to drive assortment and business decision making
  • Be the expert on the customer, the market and competition for assigned category
  • Develop, mentor and lead a team consisting of one or more Associate Category Managers or Assistant Category Managers
  • Partner with the financial planner to own and develop plans for the category that deliver on financial goals
  • Lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive category results while managing to financial goals
  • Partner with the product development team to develop category strategies for Owned Brands
  • Be tenacious and accountable in driving business results and achieving financial plans
  • Develop and execute seasonal or yearly category line reviews to improve assortments, merchandising standards and omni-channel execution
  • Conduct effective negotiations with vendors on availability, product specs, distribution, delivery deadlines and cost geared towards maximizing the company's profits and surpassing margin goals
  • Perform and manage administrative functions as needed

Requirements

  • 4+ years of Merchandising experience, preferably in a similar role
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of category management and operations gained through progressive experience
  • Product and customer obsessed
  • Digital savvy
  • Highly organized with an impeccable attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills to inform and align teams and stakeholders
  • Strong leadership skills with a track record for building effective teams and developing direct reports
  • Comfortable working in constantly changing and fast paced environment
  • Strong analytical skills and comprehensive understanding of Excel and Outlook required
  • Some travel required

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. to recruit, hire, train, promote, transfer and compensate our associates and provide all other conditions of employment including Company sponsored events without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, lawful alien status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, employment status or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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