Newegg Inc. Category Manager in Richmond Hill, Ontario

The Category Manager is responsible for managing overall P&L in category; driving category growth and developing strategic partnerships.

  • Develop an effective plan for each category line to meet achieved budgeted goals in sales, margin, operating profit, customer acquisition, repurchase, retention and customer satisfaction

  • Overall P & L category management

  • Improve and monitor supply chain inefficiencies i.e. inventory turns, reduction in customer returns, overstock, out of stock, aging item, etc.

  • Negotiate with vendors to secure lowest total delivered cost, volume incentives, rebates, advertising and other applicable allowances.

  • Involved in business channel development (B2B channel, Canada, Private Label)

  • Proactively lead and provide guidance to staff; performance management; workflow; hiring; firing; and disciplinary actions.

  • The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or an advanced degree in related field of study

  • Minimum 5+ years procurement experience is required; online advertising industry experience and previous sales/business development experience are highly desired

  • Performance driven with strong ability of market/industry data analysis, capable to use date in decision making and prioritization. Forecasts and then measures outcome from the right metrics.

  • Manage the entire category line life cycle from strategic planning to execution management

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as ability to think and plan clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem solving, scope technical requirements and prioritize

  • Sound business judgment, proven ability for effective leadership, strong analytical thinking skills and commitment for high standard and example setting

  • Research and identify opportunities for further mid-term to long-term category business development

  • Establish high level vendor partnerships and negotiate optimized business terms and conditions

  • Conduct business and financial analysis, including forecasting, monitoring, and reporting

  • Manage bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs, balance business needs versus technical constraints, and maximize business benefit while building great customer experiences

  • Work cross-functionally with other departments and business units, capable to lead staff

Physical Demands

• Sitting for extended periods is common.

• Regular use of telephone and company e-mail for company communication is essential.

• Good manual dexterity for the use of common office equipment such as computer terminal, calculator, copiers and FAX machines.

• May be required to travel to attend meetings at other worksites and/or travel to meet with outside vendors/clients.

Standard office and computer equipment including MSOffice software.

Cubicle office environment.

• Job is performed in a traditional office setting.

• Activities include extensive work at a computer monitor and use of telephone.

Will supervise up to 3 employees.

Must be able to speak, read, write and comprehend English.

May be required to travel to attend meetings at other worksites and/or travel to meet with outside vendors/clients.

ID: 2016-3327

Essential Mental and Physical Functions: Physical Demands • Sitting for extended periods is common. • Regular use of telephone and company e-mail for company communication is essential. • Good manual dexterity for the use of common office equipment such as computer terminal, calculator, copiers and FAX machines. • May be required to travel to attend meetings at other worksites and/or travel to meet with outside vendors/clients.

Work Environment: Cubicle office environment. • Job is performed in a traditional office setting. • Activities include extensive work at a computer monitor and use of telephone.