Category Manager, Womens Apparel

Category Manager, Womens Apparel

What you'll do

• Manage a team of several specialists who are focused on optimizing a discrete set of products as they and you
• Build a category within Womens Apparel ensuring we have the right product assortment with optimized supplier relationships (owned, DSV, marketplace) and costing to efficiently deliver the items to the customer
• Ensure product has the right content (rich and static, UGC, etc) to enable customers to find exactly what they need from our assortment of tens of millions of items, make outstanding decisions, increasing customer satisfaction and decreasing returns
• Demonstrate up-to-date expertise in Merchandising and apply this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans
• Drive sales and gross profit through the optimization of the product assortment in assigned department or categories
• Maximize the return on inventory investment in partnership with the Merchandise Planning team, cross-functional partners, and suppliers
• Closely monitor results and react quickly and effectively to mitigate issues and leverage opportunities
• Model compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company standards of ethics and integrity
• Provide and support the implementation of business solutions

Minimum Qualifications

• 5+ years of proven experience in merchandise, forecasting, product selection, margin management; ecommerce experience strongly preferred
• 3+ years of Managerial experience developing Assoc. Buyers and Buyers and/or Site Merchandisers
• Experience in the fashion industry
• Proven track record of developing strong business relationships with vendors and industry leaders
• Have managed and maintained open-to-buy
• Driving growth in extremely competitive environment
• Sound business judgement: taking calculated risks which pay off most of the time to accelerate the business
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• Travel required roughly 1-2 times per quarter

Additional Qualifications

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All the benefits you need for you and your family

  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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