Category Manager

Description Category Manager/ Supply Chain Manager – Richmond VA – ***OPEN FOR REMOTE EMPLOYMENT *** EXPANSION POSITION*** Responsible for the development and execution of product category strategies focused on revenue and margin growth for category portfolios. Manages vendor/supplier relationships. Assesses financial state, supplier performance, product mix, and market growth opportunities of categories to formulate overall strategic plan of action. Clearly communicates category strategy within organization with intent of influencing and gaining agreement among key constituents. Develops tactical plans to execute on strategy and manages projects as needed to deliver intended results. Conducts negotiations with vendors to form contract terms and conditions that align to long-range category strategy. Builds and leverages relationships with external suppliers as well as executive leadership, marketing and sales, legal/compliance, and distribution teams. Work involves significant analysis to identify financial profit levers for long range product category growth. Key Responsibilities: Develop, justify and promote strategies and tactics for assigned product categories by performing comprehensive analysis determining competitive market factors, customer demand trends, industry issues and trends. Identify and select key trading partners by assessing their capability to further business and sales objectives. Responsible for supplier contracting process (Develop Requirements, Determine Strategies, Negotiations, Implementation, Managing ROI). Work closely with Marketing & Sales leaders to understand unique needs and challenges, determine customer programs, and define specific solutions and programs with key suppliers. Identify new product opportunities and work with Marketing to evaluate and introduce. Develop and implement category strategy plans. Identify opportunities to reduce costs, improve supply chain efficiencies, and facilitate cross-functional teams to accomplish objectives. Requirements 5+ years’ experience in areas such as product management, vendor management, or supply chain Critical Skills 5+ years’ experience in marketing, procurement, merchandising, finance, or category management Advanced proficiency in MS Office Excellent interpersonal skills and written/verbal skills Previous experience in planning, cost reduction and contract negotiations Negotiates successfully in a business relationship Analyzes data, market, trends, and more Communicates effectively with large variety of audiences If you are interested in this REMOTE position, please send resume to for immediate consideration. Robert Half Finance & Accounting matches skilled finance and accounting professionals in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more on a full-time basis. Our personalized approach, innovative matching technology and global network with local market expertise help you find the legal opportunities that match your skills and priorities — fast. By working with us, you have access to challenging opportunities, competitive compensation and benefits, and training to enhance your skill sets. From philanthropy to environmental stewardship to employee programs, Robert Half is proud to have an active role in the communities in which we live and work. Our company has appeared on FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies” list every year since 1998. Download our mobile app to take your job search on the go! Contact your local office at 888.490.5461 or visit to apply for this job now or find out more about other job opportunities. All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be authorized to work in the United States. All applicants applying for Canadian job openings must be authorized to work in Canada. © 2020 Robert Half Finance & Accounting. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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