Category Manager- Davie, FL
Full Time: Category Manager
Drive the global assortment strategy for a specific category. Oversee the establishment and execution of assortment plans and business strategies through influencing product development, promotions, pricing, buying, product placement and trend. Manage the category from beginning to end.
Spearhead pin assortment reviews to identify opportunities, discuss replacement opportunities, and make recommendations on distribution based on performance. Work with Merchant and Planning to develop monthly store/category plans that support budgeted sales, profit and inventory goals.
Work with Merchant and Planning to clear thru discontinued merchandise including the strategic use of markdowns, discounts and eventually write-offs where necessary. Determine sourcing, cost and retails for all pins that aligns with category goals. Partner with Planning Manager on hind sights and analysis to evolve assortment framework and distribution.
Lead and evolve strategy for Buying, Allocation and Inventory Management as well. Communicate product and assortment direction to internal and external teams thru Style Outs, Design Briefs, Line Reviews, and Merchandise Presentations. Manage the pin art submission and approval process and partner with the Legal Team for all special and local requests.
Execute design and development plans according to product direction and strategy established with Product Development Manage coordination of vendor specification sheets, art work approvals, and sample spec kit. Responsible for pin buys. Partner with Planning on all initial buys. Utilize forecasts, business knowledge and input from team to maximize in-stock rate on all current active styles at sku /store level while reducing liability on all discontinued styles.
Work with Inventory Analyst to fine tune allocation rules and strategies. Develop and implement ordering cycles, based on product lead times and minimums, to ensure warehouses are always sufficiently in stock in all current items to fulfill allocation needs. Place and Manage orders and delivery tracking.
Partner with Logistics and Vendors to move/expedite delivery dates where necessary to ensure optimal in-stock rates on all items within the Pin Category.