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Category Manager - Hybrid - Chicago, IL

Company: Ferguson
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description:Looking for a workplace that has competitive pay, excellent benefits, and takes an active interest in your professional development? We realize that our greatest assets are our best-in-class associates, which is why we are dedicated to offering limitless opportunities for growth and advancement! We started Power Equipment Direct with the belief that buying power equipment products should be simple. Since then, with the help of our outstanding associates, Power Equipment Direct has grown into a Top-100 eCommerce company specializing in the outdoor power equipment (OPE) and HVAC industries. In 2012, we became a part of the Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. family of companies.The Category Manager assists with running the overall business and managing processes to achieve sales and margin objectives. This role will develop and execute a strategy for on-line assortment, vendor management, pricing, and marketing for a specific group of websites. The Category Manager will collaborate frequently with the supply chain team, search engine marketing team, graphics design team and web programming team and come with a drive for results.This role offers hybrid flexibility! As a hybrid position, the majority of this role can be performed from home, however will require in-office training in our Bolingbrook, IL office, and a weekly in-office presence once trained, for vendor meetings and collaboration, as needed.Qualifications* Bachelor's Degree in a business-related field, preferred* Prior HVAC product experience preferred* 2+ years' experience in Merchandising, Supply Chain, or Marketing, required* Proven analytical skills and the ability to generate meaningful insights and evaluate product/ category performance, required* Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Excel, such as pivot tables, v-lookups, and common functions, required* Strong math skills and solid financial knowledge* Demonstrated project, time management and organization skills* Excellent negotiation skills* Ability to work independently and as a team member managing and prioritizing multiple tasks* Strong leadership skills* Excellent oral and written communication* PC proficiency (Word, Excel, Power Point)Responsibilities* The Category Manager assists with running the overall business and managing processes to achieve sales and margin objectives* This role will help develop and execute a strategy for on-line assortment, vendor management, pricing, and marketing for a specific group of websites* The Category Manager will collaborate frequently with the supply chain team, search engine marketing team, graphics design team and web programming team and come with a drive for results* This role offers hybrid flexibility!* As a hybrid position, this will require the incumbent to report to our Bolingbrook, IL office up to one day per week and additionally for training, vendor meetings and collaboration, as needed* Developing and leading long-term strategic vision for allotted categories and 3rd Party marketplace business* Sourcing new vendors and arranging vendor partnerships while working to improve profitability and lead times of current vendors* Analyzing current business trends and carrying out decisions based on the outcome of that analysis* Establishing and maintaining vendor partnerships while executing strategies relative to product costs, pricing, terms, and shipping / return issues while enhancing margin opportunities* P&L Management and ensuring performance and financial goals are met* Setting & maintaining retail pricing strategies & SKU rationale exercises for responsible categories* Creating inventory plan to ensure timely flow of goods* Forecasting future sales and inventory needs and establishing a buying plan to attain sales and margin goals* Determining and updating pricing to increase sales and profitability* Working closely with the site development team in related categories* Increasing and improving web traffic on-line and off-line through search engine marketing and all other marketing efforts that creatively promote your online store* Providing direction to the creative team for imaging and copywriting to ensure product presentation achieves desired resultsBenefitsPower Equipment Direct is dedicated to providing meaningful benefits programs and products to our associates and their families-geared toward benefits, wellness, financial protection and retirement savings. We offer a competitive benefits package which includes: medical, dental, vision, retirement savings with company match, paid leave (vacation, sick, personal and holiday), employee assistance programs, associate discounts, community involvement opportunities and much more!#LI-HYBRID* 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.Ferguson Enterprises, LLC. is an equal employment employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.Equal Employment Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Information

Keywords: Ferguson, Downers Grove , Category Manager - Hybrid - Chicago, IL, Executive , Downers Grove, Illinois

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