Category Manager Job Description

A Category Manager job description template to hire for your Retail department.

About the Category Manager position

We are looking for a Category Manager to manage a group or category of products for our company. You will be the one responsible for the pricing and overall promotion of a product category to maximize consumer appeal. Relationships with vendors and product range management will also be part of your duties.

An excellent category manager must have extensive experience in understanding consumer needs and the retail environment. They must have a commercial mindset and full comprehension of marketing and sales principles. Exceptional communication skills are also key for category managers.

The goal is to increase sales and profitability of business to drive sustainable growth.

Category Manager responsibilities are:

  • Analyzing data
  • Implementing successful strategies
  • Creating exit plans for unsuccessful products
  • Maintaining trust relationships with vendors
  • Working closely with marketing teams

Category Manager requirements are:

  • Experience as a Category Manager
  • Proficient at category managing
  • Good analytical skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Proficient at MS Office and other applications
  • BA/Bsc in BusinessŮ« Marketing or a related field

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