Category Editing Manager

Category Editing Manager

  • Location OMAHA, NE
  • Career Area -
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  • Requisition GH1559562

What you'll do at

Category Editing Manager

 

Want to help change the future of online commerce?  Ready to work with a team of bright minds at the intersection of content, commerce, and technology to build the world’s most customer-centric home shopping experience? 

 

Hayneedle was recently acquired by Walmart/Jet and is experiencing unprecedented growth.  With an entrepreneurial spirit that fosters teamwork and professional development, our business is poised to redefine the way consumers decorate and shop for their home. 

 

We are looking for a Category Editing Manager to build and lead a team to execute on business areas and category objectives.  The ideal candidate will possess a mix of category financials, category tracking and monitoring, change leadership, market positioning and analytics, people development, and strategic visioning.

 

This role will report to the Director of Ecommerce and will be based at Hayneedle HQ in Omaha, Nebraska.   

 

WHAT YOU WILL GET TO DO:

Business Relationships:

  • Negotiates product costs, volume, etc. with brands for a moderately-to-highly complex category
  • Ensures proper distribution and pricing across warehouses and distributors for a moderately-to-highly complex category
  • Develops partnerships with retailers for a moderately-to-highly complex category

Category Financials:

  • Supports GM in developing data-driven business plan for a moderately-to-highly complex category with tangible execution steps
  • Manages budgets, sets priorities and implements savings opportunities
  • Ensures achievement of category financial targets (e.g. GMV and margin), and identifies (and executes upon) levers to achieve those targets
  • Supports GM in managing P&L

Category Tracking/Monitoring:

  • Manages all performance metrics for a moderately-to-highly complex category
  • Oversees the creation and maintenance of all item set up to ensure product line is accurately depicted in multiple systems for sales tracking for a moderately-to-highly complex category
  • Monitors product and category performance to identify improvement area and develops plans to drive enhanced results
  • Demonstrates expertise in multiple systems and sites throughout the category

Change Leadership:

  • Encourages and helps others to improve on current ways of working, promotes new and innovative ideas and recognizes/rewards good ideas

Collaboration:

  • Develops deep expertise in inventory Management, Planning, and Site Merchandising as key to customer experience ownership for a moderately-to-highly complex category
  • Works with editors, writers and content sources to ensure category has the appropriate content, reviews and shop-ability features
  • Collaborates with marketing team around category promotions
  • Drives the execution of multiple business plans and projects

Empowering Others:

  • Empowers associates within a moderately-to-highly complex category to execute their tasks and make decisions
  • Ensures business needs are being met

Market Positioning and Analytics:

  • Manages analysis for a moderately-to-highly complex category, including themes and competitive landscape, to stay on the cutting edge of product and eCommerce advancements impacting own category
  • Understands category site selection and product gaps in the category, works with team to close gaps
  • Continually evolves the category's assortment strategy and logistics experience

People Development:

  • Builds and leads a team to execute on business area or category objectives
  • Coaches team members and provides feedback to enhance skills, knowledge and work performance
  • Has performance and career development conversations
  • Maintains team motivation and engagement
  • Mentors Category Specialists
  • Promotes and supports company policies, procedures, mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity
  • Provides supervision and development opportunities for associates

Shopper/Customer Experience:

  • Ensures online presence supports desired shopper/customer experience for products within a moderately-to-highly complex category across multiple websites, including product presentation, content, customer reviews and enhancements

Strategic Visioning:

  • Defines success for a moderately-to-highly complex category and engages team to deliver business results consistent with category strategy
  • Works with GM to ensure vision and strategy are aligned with the broader organization
  • Supports GM with strategy development as needed

WHO YOU ARE:

  • 3 years of experience in business, retail, or related field
  • 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, retail, or related field
  • Extensive knowledge of category editing with a “finger on the pulse” of the industry
  • Intellectually curious with strong analytical skills and an exceptional ability to communicate new ideas and findings
  • Team player who is a self-starter and is able to thrive in fast-paced, results-oriented environment

 

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:

  • Exciting, challenging problems to solve - you'll never have a boring day at the office
  • A refreshingly fun work environment where you will collaborate with a smart and talented team of merchandisers, designers, engineers and business folks who care most about getting things done
  • Unique chance to work with our family of brands: Walmart, Jet, etc.
  • Opportunity to participate in the growth stage of a business

 

Meet Our Family of Brands

Walmart.com

Jet

Hayneedle

Bonobos

MooseJaw

ModCloth

Shoes.com

 

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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