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Category Manager

Company: Pet Supplies Plus
Location: Livonia
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
Do you believe that pets make a family more complete? The team at Pet Supplies Plus would agree. Do you know that any dog can learn new tricks? So do we!If you're more like a hare than a tortoise and first to find the latest great products, then our Category Manager role may be purrrfect for you!

Responsibilities/Qualifications:
At Pet Supplies Plus our vision is to make it easier to find better products for your pets. Our Category Manager position is key in bringing this vision to life. As a Category Manger for Pet Supplies Plus, you will plan, select and purchase key programs, items and brands for a merchandising category.The Category Manger key responsibilities include:Driving sales and margin for assigned categoryExecuting Pet Partner negotiations for product cost, and distribution for existing and new itemsCreating annual and monthly plans for category sales and margin growthManaging assortment and planogram management for new and maintained brands and itemsPlanning promotional strategies for in-store and eCommerce. Work closely with manufacturers and marketing to ensure engaging and strong messaging to neighbors and to the store teamsDeveloping strong partnerships with internal and external teams; store teams, operations, inventory, marketing, manufacturers, and distributorsUnderstanding and analyzing the competition, category trend and industry data to ensure market share growth for Pet Supplies PlusPartnering with inventory planners and logistics to ensure in-stock flow, and distribution for a categoryPAWSOME Category Manger candidates will have:A Bachelors degree in a related field or equivalent experience Minimum 8 years related experience Strong strategic, analytical, and financial acumenStrong written and verbal communication skills Strong computer skills including advanced knowledge of MS ExcelAbility to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlinesSelf motivationand results orientation with the ability to function effectively as a part of a cross functional team yet work independentlyAbility to travel to stores, manufacturers, and trade shows Approximately 5% travel required

About Pet Supplies Plus:
Pet Supplies Plus is focused on making it easier to get better products for your pet. With over 600 locations in 39 states, the stores have a streamlined design making it easy to navigate a wide assortment of natural foods, hard goods and pet services. Friendly, knowledgeable staff get to know each pet and their owner by name and provide playful store experiences to remind them just how fun it is to own a pet. Pet Supplies Plus stores are large enough to house an incredible variety of food and equipment, yet small enough to still feel neighborly.Pet Supplies Plus is ranked No. 20 overall in Entrepreneur Magazine's 2022 Franchise 500 list and is the Top Full-Service Pet Supplies Franchise for its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate and system size. For more information, please visit www.petsuppliesplus.com.EOE STATEMENTWe provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Keywords: Pet Supplies Plus, Livonia , Category Manager, Executive , Livonia, Michigan

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