Assistant Category Manager

Job title: Assistant Category Manager
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Portland
Discipline: Retail
Remote: No
Reference: 417329
Contact name: Rianne McDonough
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

24 Seven is partnering with one of the world's largest, most recognizable sporting goods brands in search for an Assistant Category Manager. This person must be local to Portland, OR. 

Job Details:

Purpose: Assist the category management team in planning and organizing the go-to-market cycle to optimize profit and meet marketing, financial and corporate growth objectives.

Key Accountabilities:

- Assist category management team to differentiate seasonal key account range plans (including visual merchandising)

- Assist category management team to co-ordinate the range release process, including:

- Managing the merchandise board production process

- May assist with the management of internal company systems, including range planning, DST, RAD, and RMA as needed

- May assist with the management of disseminating updated information to internal adidas stakeholders, including Product Marketing, CTC, Sales, Communications, and others.

- Follow up with communication with Sales Team / Account Planning Managers

- Perform consumer market / trend research

- Assist category manager with identifying products to maximize profitability/productivity

- Present ranges internally and externally when needed

- Field general requests of the merchandising department

- Influence and manage seasonal forecasting in lockstep with Demand Planning

- Assist with sample co-ordination, event management assistance and general office duties

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

- Proficiency with MS Office Suite and working with systems/applications

- Ability to research and present depth business research

- Ability to present in front of large and small groups

- Ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, deadline-oriented environment

- Strong interpersonal communication skills

- Category specific understanding preferred


- Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in Marketing/Business or related field preferred

- One (1) year sports or other product marketing related experience

- Combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for degree

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