The Senior Manager, Category Planning is responsible for item planning, purchasing, inventory management, and merchandise analysis for assigned product categories. Responsible for merchandise replenishment.
Participates in training and development. Helps to develop and support a team environment, and participates in the team's activities. Participates in fostering job satisfaction and positive morale. Sense of urgency, flexibility, ability.
The Category Development Manager will closely monitor category performance and competitive activity nationally. This role will work with sales & marketing to develop, lead and communicate fact-based analysis and insights to drive category top line sales objectives.
Perform SWOT analysis periodically to determine the companys market position relative to our competitors; attend tradeshows and meetings to keep up with market situation domestically & internationally.