CATEGORY MANAGER

Overview

Date Posted:
9/27/2019
Job Code:
SM2600
City:
Seattle
State:
WA
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Sales

Description

 

SUMMARY 

Plans, organizes, and controls an assigned line of frozen salmon products. Responsible for planning, inventory management, pricing and promotions to optimize profit and meet growth objectives.

KEY RESPONSIBILITES

  • Participates in overall product strategy, research and development and manufacturing for new and current products.
  • Coordinates technical product development and estimates potential profits.
  • Manages budget and product P&L. Analyzes volume and profit for assigned categories and recommends actions to maximize profit and long term market share.
  • Provides technical expertise and training to other departments in support of product development.
  • Communicates overall production needs to management and tracks production of finished goods as well as work in progress items.
  • Analyzes customers, items and promotions to align strategy with department goals.
  • Collaborates with a wide variety of functional areas such as sales, research and development and operations to develop and provide product definitions that are responsive to customer needs and market opportunities.
  • Implements domestic pricing for various sales channels.
  • Communicates with regional sales managers regarding, price, allocations, timing, and other issues
  • Helps prepare product development objectives from conception to market launch. 
  • Increases department efficiency by uncovering low margin items and ensuring efficient storage, labeling and packaging of products. 
  • Communicates inventory and sales strategy to sales managers.
  • Directs sales, through phone or email, to selected domestic customers.
  • Analyzes GM reports to understand profit before taxes and shape strategy accordingly.
  • Performs other similar or related duties as requested or assigned.
  • Possible travel to plants or facilities as needed to support current and future shelf stable product opportunities.

Minimum Requirements

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s Degree or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

EXPERIENCE

Required

  • Extensive knowledge of Excel
  • Superior customer service, excellent verbal and written skills.

Preferred

  • Three to five years of sales or purchasing management experience.
  • One to two years’ administration experience.
  • Previous work experience in data entry, logistics, inventory, and basic accounting.

Trident is an equal opportunity, drug free employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age and genetic information.


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