Category Manager – Throws, Blankets, Pillows
Our client is an emerging Home Fashions & Textiles manufacturer that aims to provide unique, thoughtful, and inspiring products into the market. This company prides themselves on their two core values – people and purpose. The brand is extremely fashion forward and is always looking to be an innovator within Home Fashions. They have built a youthful and supportive culture that encourages contribution and collaboration amongst all employees. This is an exciting company to join and grow within.
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Category Manager for Throws, Pillows, and Blankets to join our Home Fashions company. As a Category Manager, you will be responsible for managing a specific category of products within our organization, ensuring its success through effective strategic planning, assortment management, vendor relationships, and overall business growth. Your expertise in the home fashions industry will enable you to identify trends, analyze market data, and drive innovative strategies to maximize profitability and customer satisfaction.
• Category Strategy Development
• Assortment Planning and Management
• Vendor Management
• Inventory Management
• Pricing and Promotion
• Market Analysis and Research
• Cross-Functional Collaboration
• Performance Tracking and Reporting
• Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing, or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred
• Proven experience as a Category Manager or in a similar role within the home fashions industry
• Deep understanding of home fashion products, market trends, and customer preferences
• Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret market data and identify actionable insights
• Excellent negotiation, vendor management, and relationship-building skills
• Proficiency in inventory management and demand planning principles
• Strategic mindset with the ability to develop and execute effective category strategies
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams
• Proficiency in data analysis tools and software
• Results-driven with a focus on achieving sales and profitability targets
• Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, adapting to changing priorities
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