Est. $13.20 - $15.53

Union, NJ 07083

Assistant, Category Management

We're growing and so is our need for a talented Assistant, Category Management. We offer a distinctive, fast paced and dynamic retail environment where you can truly make a difference and have a very real opportunity to grow your career! If you are looking for a retail growth company that values both its people and its customers, and has a winning track record, and even brighter future, your search is over! Come join us.

The Assistant, Category Management supports their Manager, Category Management and Associate, Category Management with business strategies designed to maximize sales and margins. They will be working closely with members of the Buying, eCommerce, Marketing, and Operations teams, as well as store/field employees, to obtain and communicate the information needed for successful execution of the merchant vision as it relates to a specified product category.

Essential Functions:
  • Work under the direct supervision of the Manager, Category Management or Associate, Category Management.
  • Responsible for providing support to members of the Buying Staff.
  • Responsible for developing a working knowledge of the buying function including merchandise selection, negotiating, pricing, and planning and marketing merchandise.
  • Assist in all administrative functions to support the Manager, Category Management.
  • Communicate with Product Development, Marketing Department, Stores and vendors to provide information and problem solve.
  • Assist in planning/coordination of availability of products for advertising and promotion.
  • Assist the Manager, Category Management in assortment and category planning.
  • Travel to store locations to review product mix, gather feedback, and share information with the buying team.
  • Occasional market travel: visiting vendors, attending trade shows, etc.
  • Bachelor's degree in retail, fashion or marketing preferred.
  • Prior experience as a Buyer or Assistant Buyer with a specialty, discount or department store retailer.
  • Must be articulate, assertive and have excellent communication skills.
  • Proven ability to organize and prioritize work effectively with a high sense of urgency.
  • Strong math skills; ability to analyze sales and product statistics to support effective merchandising decisions.
  • Must be able to build effective working relationships with vendors and colleagues.
  • Strong computer skills; MS Excel and MS Word experience desired.
If you need reasonable accommodations to complete the on-line application, please contact the Human Resource Department:

Phone: 1-844-MYHRSC1


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.

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Posting ID: 684999203 Posted: 2022-05-17 Job Title: Assistant Category Management