|Job Title:||Product Category Manager|
|Post Date:||Jun 20 2019|
|Detailed Job Description:
Managing and further developing our expertise in the product categories responsible for and developing plans that will result in increased sales, market share and/or profitability. The categories assigned to the PCM are at least $300 million in annual sales, and are in the top 15 overall dental categories. Included is the management and oversight of one direct report- Marketing Associate and all the activities they are responsible for. Areas of responsibility include new product review and implementation, current product line management including SKU rationalization, promotional activity, supplier relations, pricing and competitive analysis, catalog production and other projects as required.
CATEGORY MANAGEMENT: Ownership of all activities surrounding performance of the categories they are responsible for. This would include sales and market share analysis, identifying underperforming categories and then developing plans and programs to drive sales and market share in both branded and private brand products. Also provide strategic guidance on private brand product additions and line extensions.
NEW PRODUCT ACTIVITIES: Manages the process of all new product submissions. Coordinates with Associate to ensure all necessary information is obtained from the supplier to facilitate a timely review. Reviews all submissions, determining which will be accepted and/or rejected. Collaborates with Associate on accepted new products. Determines pricing, forecast and opening order quantities. Oversees process of new item code creation, web attributes and descriptions and development of catalog copy. Works closely with suppliers to develop a promotional plan to support a successful launch.
Five years of combined marketing and/or sales experience, or the equivalent required
Bachelor's degree or the equivalent
Strong PC skills including Microsoft Word and Excel. Must have good analytical skills and must have good communication skills. Must be able to multi-task and work in a team environment
Strong analytical skills
Great at relationship building
Product Category Management experience a strong +
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