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Associate Category Manager - DIRECT HIRE POSITION

Kelly Services
New Kensington, PA 15068
Kelly Services is currently seeking an **Associate Category Manager - Direct Hire Position** for one of our top clients in **New Kensington, PA**


The Associate Category Manager has ownership and accountability for a category, or categories, under the strategic direction of a category director or senior manager. This manager also coordinates, communicates and manages the priorities of assigned categories of responsibility, to support category growth and sales performance measures for both Bulletline and Leeds products.

**_Why you should apply?_**

+ This is a permanent, full-time position.

+ Great benefits package.

+ **Hybrid schedule** (expected to go onsite 1 day or a couple of hours a week)

+ Salary range: $70000-$85000

**_What will you be doing as an_** **Associate Category Manager** **_? You'll be:_**

+ Develops and manages Category level plans that dovetail with Companys strategic and financial direction ensuring SKUs are PO Ready and that margin targets and investment goals are achieved. This is done in conjunction and approval of the Category Director.

+ Drives Category Sales (Growth and Volume) and margin targets for appointed categories.

+ Manages the life cycle of the full SKU offering in each category enhancing SKU productivity and minimizing obsolete inventory exposure.

+ Communicates and coordinates all phases of the development cycle as applies to duties and product development time and action of the product launch. This includes and supports product design and development through catalog launch and delivery.

+ Analyzes and reports on sales, competitors, and market trends. React to these trends and apply the findings to development plans.

+ Engages Operations Planning Team on all new initiatives.

+ Communicates to Overseas Merchandisers design PDFs and revisions, FOB targets and distributor pricing, materials, colors, packaging, production time, ETDs, maker minimums, testing/engineering - concerns/solutions and sample follow-up as applies to the product development launch.

+ Closely collaborates with marketing team on effectively bringing new product to market.

+ Researches and reviews by category/item to ensure that pricing and trend positioning of categories and items are consistent with Lead's and Bulletined Brand Strategy.

+ Presents new product strategies and feature-benefits to large sales oriented audience

+ Adheres to product launch timeline and action plans.

**_This job might be an outstanding fit if you:_**

+ Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in business, merchandising, or related field.

+ Previous retail experience strongly preferred

+ Excellent technical skills: knowledge of spreadsheet and database software

+ Excellent presentation skills

+ GMROI analysis experience a plus

+ Experience or working knowledge of IRI or Nielsen market data

+ Familiarity with plan-o-gram tools a plus

**_What happens next?_**

+ Apply now as an **Associate Category Manager** !

+ Application is received!

+ Phone interview with a Kelly Recruiter within 24 hours if your skills and experience look like a good fit

+ Potential Interview with Client

Looking forward to working together!

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**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Youre looking to keep your career moving onward and upward, and were here to help you do just that. Our financial staffing experts will connect you with premier companies for opportunities where you can learn, grow, and thrive. Jobs that fit your skills and experience, and most importantly, fit right on your path of where you want to go in in your career. It all adds up.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.
Posted: 2022-06-20 Expires: 2022-07-25

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Associate Category Manager - DIRECT HIRE POSITION

Kelly Services
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