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Lee Valley HIRING Category Manager - Festool
« on: March 14, 2018, 09:01 AM »
Job Title: Category Manager – Power Tools
Status: Full Time
Reporting to: Director, Product Development
Location: Ottawa, ON

About Us
Lee Valley Tools enjoys a proud 40-year history of providing high-quality woodworking, gardening, hobby, hardware, gift and seasonal merchandise. Our customer service delivery is legendary and is rigorously addressed as part of the culture throughout the company.

Lee Valley is seeking a Category Manager for a permanent/full-time opportunity. The prime objective of the Category Manager is to participate in the development of category strategies for the business unit consistent with determined marketing objectives and executing on these strategies through new product development and existing content management. The incumbent is accountable for performance management of categories including inventory (new, existing and end of life), KPIs = Revenue $, Margin $, Margin %, Turnover and Inventory $.

Key Responsibilities
• Works closely with the planner to review and align line budgets; must be agile in making decisions based on performance of sub-categories
• Conducts ongoing industry and competitive analyses related to assigned product categories
• Advocates category development and management strategies for competitive advantage consistent with marketing objectives; conducts stock keeping unit (SKU)-level category reviews (rationalizing product lines, assortment planning)
• Plans and executes on end-of-life products
• Executes on planning through identification/sourcing/evaluation/advocacy of product offerings
• Gathers and communicates supporting intelligence as required for business case development: competition, freight, duty, comparator sales, surveys, testing, etc.
• Presents to Senior Leadership for final decision making on product/marketing recommendations and selections
• Collaborates with other departments -on merchandising activities such as development of promotional copy, photographic presentations, as well as content selection and presentation of marketing materials
• Collaborates with planners to optimize inventory levels and category assortments by warehouse locations
• Advocates marketing direction for product category to support communicated line management strategies
• Ensures appropriate coordination inter-departmentally on marketing initiatives related to categories for both new and existing products
• Communicates new product set-up information to other functional areas
• Develops packaging and instructional content in support of new product introductions
• Responsible for vendor contracts, compliance matters and costing at the SKU level
• Responsible for Quality Control resolution

Knowledge and Skills
• 3 year college diploma or 1-2 year college plus additional specialized training
• 4-6 years of project management, customer service, research or analytics experience and category management in a retail environment
• Ability to evaluate a product and develop an appropriate business case
• Strong product marketing skills
• Highly organized with the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively
• Possess strong communication skills
• Self-driven
• Expert knowledge in power tools
• Hands-on experience and product knowledge of Festool
• Experience with millwork fabrication and installation
• A passion for woodworking
• Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines
• Strong negotiation skills
• Team work and collaboration
• Ability to develop and maintain strong cross-functional relationships

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume and cover letter to the location or by email to: and reference the job title.

Attention: Human Resources
Re: Category Manager
Lee Valley Tools Ltd.
1090 Morrison Drive
Ottawa, ON K2H 1C2

Lee Valley Tools Ltd is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. We will take reasonable steps when requested to accommodate people with disabilities. We thank all applicants for your interest in Lee Valley/VERITAS. Only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2018, 01:55 PM by aviney »

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