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Sr. Associate, Category Management- Shoes, Accessories & Apparel - buybuyBaby

Company: Bed Bath & Beyond
Location: Union
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

The Senior Associate Category Manager takes end to end ownership of a portion of the Category Manager's overall business and manages the processes to achieve sales and margin objectives. The Senior Associate Category Manager will partner with the Category Manager to develop and execute a strategy for assortment, vendor management, pricing and marketing for a specific category or categories of business to maximize sales and profitability.

This role will have responsibility for Shoes, Accessories & Apparel.

This positions offers a hybrid schedule; Mon-Thurs work in the Union, NJ Corporate office, Fri remote work.

Essential Functions

* Identify trends within responsibility area and execute actions to exceed sales and margin plan
* Develop merchandise assortments that best match customers' needs in marketplace with Category Manager support
* Develop and execute category experience resets and line reviews to improve assortments, merchandising standards and digital execution with Category Manager support
* Negotiate with vendors on availability, product specs, distribution, delivery deadlines and price are fundamental aspects of the job geared towards maximizing the company's profits and surpassing margin goals
* Partner with Planning team
* Communicate with Product Development, Marketing Department, Stores and vendors to provide information and problem solve
* Travel to store locations to review product mix, merchandising, obtain feedback, and share information to the POD.
* Develop business analysis and provide recommendations as output of analysis
* Analyze market (domestic) and provide observations of market with recommendations to Category Manager
* Identify and recommend new products or business opportunities
* Investigate and respond to field issues
* Perform and manage administrative functions as needed
* Assist in training and development of Associate and Assistant Category Managers.

Requirements

* 3 to 5 years' combined experience as an Assistant/Associate Category Manager with a specialty or department store retailer
* Decision making and creative ability along with excellent communication skills are essential to this position

Strong Communication skills

* Strong analytical and PC skills
* Bachelor's degree in retail, fashion or marketing preferred
* Some travel required

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If you need reasonable accommodations to complete the on-line application, please contact the People & Culture Department.

Phone: 1-844-MYHRSC1

Email: myHRSC@bedbath.com

This email address is only to request reasonable accommodation for the application process due to a medical condition. If you do not need a reasonable accommodation for such reason, please use the apply button below to complete an application and upload your resume.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. to recruit, hire, train, promote, transfer and compensate our associates and provide all other conditions of employment including Company sponsored events without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, lawful alien status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, employment status or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Keywords: Bed Bath & Beyond, Union , Sr. Associate, Category Management- Shoes, Accessories & Apparel - buybuyBaby, Hospitality & Tourism , Union, New Jersey

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