Associate Category Manager

    Bed Bath & Beyond
    Union, NJ 07083
    Full-time
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    Job Description

    The Associate Category Manager takes ownership of a portion of the Buyer's overall business and manages the processes to achieve sales and margin objectives. The Associate Category Manager will partner with the Buyer to develop and execute a strategy for assortment, vendor management, pricing and marketing for a specific category of business to maximize sales and profitability.

    Essential Functions
    • Identify trends within department and recommend actions to exceed sales and margin plan
    • Assist Buyer to develop merchandise assortments that best match customers' needs in marketplace
    • Develop, execute and assist Buyer with category experience resets and line reviews to improve assortments, merchandising standards and digital execution
    • Strong Communication skills
    • Negotiations with vendors on availability, product specs, distribution, delivery deadlines and price are fundamental aspects of the job geared towards maximizing the company's profits and surpassing margin goals
    • Partner with Planning team
    • Communicate with Product Development, Marketing Department, Stores and vendors to provide information and problem solve
    • Travel to store locations to review product mix, merchandising, obtain feedback, and share information to the buying team
    • Develop business analysis
    • Analyze market (domestic) and provide observations of market to Buyer
    • identify and recommend new products or business opportunities
    • Investigate and respond to field issues
    • Perform and manage administrative functions as needed
    Requirements
    • 2 to 3 years' experience as an Assistant/Associate Buyer/Associate Category Manager with a specialty or department store retailer
    • Decision making and creative ability along with excellent communication skills are essential to this position
    • Strong analytical and PC skills
    • Bachelor's degree in retail, fashion or marketing preferred
    • Some travel required
    If you need reasonable accommodations to complete the on-line application, please contact the Human Resource Department:

    Phone: 1-844-MYHRSC1

    Email: myHRSC@bedbath.com

    This email address is only to request reasonable accommodation for the application process due to a medical condition. If you do not need a reasonable accommodation for such reason, please use the apply button below to complete an application and upload your resume.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer

    It is the policy of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. to recruit, hire, train, promote, transfer and compensate our associates and provide all other conditions of employment including Company sponsored events without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, lawful alien status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, employment status or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

    Posting ID: 593067745Posted: 2020-12-15Job Title: Associate Category Manager