Category Manager

Patterson Companies   •  

Saint Paul, MN

Industry: Manufacturing


Less than 5 years

Posted 165 days ago

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  • Create and implement marketing initiatives to promote category sales and gross margin production to meet company objectives.
  • Analyze category, measure results and growth of category performance, monitor and support individual branch performance
  • Collaborate with manufacturer partners to negotiate special terms and programs, creating internal and external marketing pieces, and managing the communication and implementation to the Patterson Dental field
  • Identify private label opportunities and additions by category, ad SKU to meet company objectives.
  • Develop educational support programs incorporating both product knowledge and selling strategies
  • Partner with integrated marketing team to develop and implement digital strategies
  • Act as an event management point for corporate office staff and field for conventions and tradeshows; coordinate team efforts with manufacturer reps to maximize return on investment
  • Responsibility for private label products within identified category
  • Manage and incorporate marketing efforts with logistics and finance to ensure maximized capitalization on vendor advertising allowances
  • As a part of asset management, create and support systems to minimize investment in inventory display plans and distribution centers.
  • Any and all other duties as assigned by management.


Basic qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or comparable business field

Preferred qualifications

  • Three or more years of product and project management experience
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong organizational and presentation skills
  • Interactive marketing experience
  • Experience working within cross-functional teams
  • Experience in mobile/cloud technologies
  • Experience working withdigital strategy/web analytics

Job ID 2018-7599