Retail Category & Pricing Manager

Location: Culver City, CA
Date Posted: 26-04-2018
Retail Category & Pricing Manager
The Retail Category Manager is responsible for supplier selection, product assortment, implementation of brand strategies and tactics, setting 
price, growing sales and increasing profitability of assigned product classes in line with total company objectives.  This role is responsible for driving company growth through optimized pricing, product and promotion planning and design.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Responsible for assisting in the development and creation of company growth strategies, objectives, and tactics. This position will be accountable for driving the performance of product classes and items within the respective category.
  • Develop a complete range of tactics and initiatives in driving business growth and profitability. Accountable for gross margin/return on investment for assigned category.
  • Maximize assortment breadth and depth through selection of suppliers and products. Work closely with key suppliers to develop actionable plans designed to improve sales, profits and brand positioning.
  • Responsible for supporting comprehensive marketing plans and initiatives designed to achieve product category goals including promotions, incentives, PR, education and training, trade shows and catalogs.
  • Evaluates alternative and potential categories, products and suppliers based on programs, pricing, market trends, product offering, quality and capacity including discounts, rebates and advertising funds to service MedMen’s customers.
  • Identify and set product pricing for each category. 
  • Responsible to monitor vendor compliance and performance.
  • Develop effective cross-functional relationships within the organization in order to effectively accomplish the responsibilities of the function. Relationships include but are not limited to the following teams: Brand Marketing, Creative Services, Sales, Operations, Information Technology and Finance.
  • Manages processes, budgets, category performance, compliance activities, and associate development as required by the department VP.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge/Skills/Ability/Other
  • Expert analytical skills – designing and setting pricing architecture
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work across functions
  • Capacity for creative thinking in negotiating or problem-solving atmosphere
  • Exceptional organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with business partners, clients prospects, subcontractors, and consultants.
  • Expert abilities using space planning software, Microsoft Office Suite software including MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Frequent use or familiarity with statistical applications/language including SAS, SPSS, R.

Qualifications Education Required
Bachelors in Business Administration, Marketing Science or related field.  Master’s Preferred.

Experience Required
5-7 years: Progressive, relevant experience in analysis, statistical modeling, and reporting.

 
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