Product Category Manager - Hunting, Tactical, Military, and Outdoors
OpticsPlanet 6 reviews - Northbrook, IL

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The Product Category Manager will play a critical role in driving the next phase of growth and maturity for all OpticsPlanet, Inc stores by driving new category launches and product assortment planning and execution. This will include determining the store's category roadmap and defining site features needed to support new categories. The Product Category Manager will be responsible for implementing a comprehensive category management plan, incorporating consumer and shopper insights for all OpticsPlanet, Inc categories including but not limited to Tactical, Military, Hunting and Outdoor. Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Leads process to define key categories and identify category growth drivers for business planning cycle for various product segments, including but not limited to Tactical, Military, Hunting and Outdoor
  • Assists Content Management Team in classification and categorization of new products
  • Utilizes customer data, external analysis and input from key stakeholders to determine new category roadmap and make product mix/assortment decisions
  • Creates a clear process and timeline for launching new categories and expanding the product assortment, with a focus on driving revenue and creating a great user experience
  • Accountable for product lifecycle management for all channels
  • Responsible for the training and development of team members
  • Actively participates in category assortment planning, demand planning, and merchandising planning
  • Responsible for executing private label product development and selecting branded merchandise to support financial goals
  • Participates in development and execution of financial assortment, and pricing strategies for all channels
  • Proactively scans internal and external business environment for new category management ideas and methods
  • Uses existing tools and reports to diagnose new category opportunities
  • Leads development of category management objectives, strategies, and plans to help maximize category performance
  • Joins sales team in penetrating key customer decision-makers to present category development plans
  • Exhibits strong organizational, communication, and time management skills
  • Understands key retail customers, the marketplace, competitors, and categories
  • Responsible for preparing and conducting semi-annual category line reviews for the Retail channel assortment
Qualifications, Skills & Requirements
  • 2-5 years of Product Category Management or related experience preferably in e-commerce or comparable field
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred
  • Strong knowledge and familiarity of Technical Products including but not limited to Tactical, Military, Hunting and Outdoor
  • Solid understanding of user interface standards, limitations, and technologies
  • Strong familiarity with e-commerce performance metrics
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be willing to adapt to change and a fast paced work environment
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal working relationships with internal customers internal/external suppliers and fellow team members at all levels
  • Solid understanding of Internet business model

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