JDKs Category Manager ( metals, plastics- two roles)
Reports To: VP of Category Management
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
The Category Manager is accountable for sourcing products from all suppliers across all warehouses. As a part of the Category Management team, determining what to source, from whom, negotiating necessary sales and marketing agreements, securing inventory and determining the most efficient means of assisting sales teams in merchandising and selling Clients products. In addition, training sales force and customers to sell the product to the end user. The Category Manager will partner with sales and share responsibility for the sales and profitability of the category lines. Responsible for working closely with regional sales force: sales reps, outside sales representatives and operation managers to grow regional sales.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
The Category Manager maintains excellent knowledge of their assigned market space including the customers, suppliers, their geographies and the products.
CMs will lead a team of professionals to develop and execute category plans for assigned categories that deliver maximum results
The Category Manager is the primary force behind supplier relationships and is responsible for developing and maintaining highly effective strategic alliances with these suppliers for mutual benefit.
CMs will work closely with buyers, to ensure that the right products are stocked appropriately in our warehouses and available on demand at the right price for our customers.
The candidate will collaborate closely with her/his sales peers to develop the optimal product mix recommendations for the category.
Conduct monthly category reviews utilizing both internal and external data sources to determine right product assortment
Optimize warehouse and store level product inventory via accurate and timely forecasting
Conduct regular retail pricing benchmarking and analysis to set prices that maximize sales and profit margin
Support all marketing and operational initiatives
Institute systems and processes to improve productivity
Initiate and support the continual improvement of our quality improvement system.
Create and maintain supplier scorecards
Execute supplier contracts and hold suppliers accountable to the terms and conditions of the contractSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Directly supervises employees in the Purchasing Department. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Degree and five years management experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience
APICS certification (preferred)
1 year commodity manager experience Preferred Steel, metals, plastics w/ a auto parts distributor or automotive company.
Additional Salary Information: bonus negotiable
Internal Number: SPCKS 180823
About Supply Chain Personnel - Agency
KS - Client is your "One Call Does It All" supplier of after market automobile parts and services. Our commitment to be the industry leader is evident in everything we do. We back up this commitment with an extensive inventory, a fleet of delivery vehicles, highly trained customer service staff, and strategically placed regional warehouses that provide quick and accurate delivery of your purchase orders.
Our philosophy is simple: Deliver high quality products in a timely fashion at a fair price. What does this mean for you?
Client has over 23 branch locations to better serve your area. We encourage you to contact one of our office locations for more information about the parts and services we offer. We look forward to working with you in the future. New in 2011 -- Online ordering available!