Category Manager Toronto 2110027

Toronto, ON

Job Type: Full Time - Regular
Relocation Provided: No
Education Required: Bachelors Degree, or equivalent experience
Experience Required: More than 7 years
Travel amount: Minimal

Job Description
Develops and implements strategic plans to support key product management objectives as defined by the company. Must operate cross-functionally with the sales, operations, purchasing, and marketing departments from vision to execution. Has complete product life-cycle responsibility for return on investment (ROI) for the assigned product categories.

•Interacts with management and contributes to development of strategic plans.
•Provides input on new product concepts and overall product category performance and vision.
•Conducts market research and gathers competitive intelligence for analysis of the competitive position, product quality, and vehicle coverage.
•Provides product roadmap based on market requirements and competitive situation.
•Works closely with vendors and our member companies to ensure quality and continuity.
•Develops marketing programs, promotions and packaging designs to strengthen and grow assigned product lines.
•Develops creative pricing programs to allow us to maintain competitiveness while maximizing the gross margin opportunities.
•Monitors pricing, gross profit, and inventory levels to ensure adequate return on investment for responsible categories.
•Prepares communications to ensure proper representation of the product management activities.

Required Skills
•Experienced in category management functions (preference given to candidates with prior Automotive Aftermarket experience specifically managing application lines)
•Must have commanding knowledge of the industry and the entire product channel.
•Ability to look forward into the future and anticipate and plan for future market shifts.
•Need to have strong computer, interpersonal and math skills.
•Must have exceptional organizational and planning skills (detailed oriented person).
•Must be able to recognize and solve problems independently.
•Good sales and presentation skills are also beneficial
•Ability to deliver high quality results in a fast paced environment.

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CARQUEST Auto Parts is the largest automotive aftermarket parts provider with over 5300 locations in North America,  servicing both the do-it-yourself and professional installer markets.

At CARQUEST we believe that our growth is achieved through the efforts of our people. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, paid holidays and career development for our full-time team members.

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