The Assistant Category Manager assists with running the overall business and managing the processes to achieve sales and margin objectives. The Assistant Category Manager will help to develop and execute a strategy for on-line assortment, vendor management, pricing and marketing for a specific group of websites. This individual will collaborate frequently with the category manager, search engine marketing team, graphics design team and web programming team and should come with a drive for results.
Essential Responsibilities & Duties:
Assisting the Category Manager with the websites to maximize the conversion rate of visitors to buyers.
Determining and updating pricing to maximize sales and profitability.
Source new vendors and negotiate vendor partnerships while working to improve profitability and lead times of current vendors.
Work closely with the new site development team in related categories.
Create inventory plan to ensure timely flow of goods.
Analyze current business trends and execute decisions based on the outcome of that analysis.
Forecast future sales and inventory needs and establish a buying plan to attain sales and margin goals.
Establish and maintain vendor partnerships while executing negotiation strategies relative to product costs, pricing, terms and shipping / return issues while maximizing margin opportunities.
Increase and maximize web traffic on-line and off-line through search engine marketing and all other marketing efforts that creatively promote your store.
Provide direction to the creative team for imaging and copywriting to ensure product presentation achieves desired results.
Set & maintain retail pricing strategies & SKU rationale exercises for responsible categories.
The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.