Position: Junior Buyer - Junior Category Manager
The Junior Category Manager is responsible for assisting in the strategic management of category sales, special promotions, margin, product assortment and item data accuracy. They monitor the success of new product launches on LuckyVitamin.com and strive to build market share within the Sports Nutrition/Diet & Fitness categories. This individual will be a primary contact for vendors and is responsible for developing and maintaining vendor relationships. They must be current on industry trends and the competitive landscape.
Assist with the development and execution of strategic category plans
Assist with management of Sports Nutrition and Fitness categories assortment and optimize product mix
Coordinate and execute the Marketing plan with Marketing team
Analyze and use information to identify business opportunities: third party market data, margins, channel mix, sales process and inventory.
Implement new products strategy to add innovation to the brand/category
Maintain vendor relations including negotiate purchase terms, marketing participation and communicating company initiatives
Implement company cost and pricing philosophy
Keep current with industry trends, new products
Work with product content department to insure all required product information is accurately presented on a timely and organized fashion
Collaborate with Merchandising Manager on promotional activities within category
Partner with other areas of the company to support strategies and the needs of the business
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Admin or Merchandising
2+ years industry experience in buying or merchandising
Strong knowledge of merchandising metrics
Experience with supply chain management, forecasts, ecommerce, and retail operations
Experience in multifunctional leadership, branding, trade and channels knowledge & P&L management.
General Marketing Experience.
Development of Brand Plans
Strong Computer & Math skills , Data Analysis
Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills
Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite, (Excel)
Strong analytical, math and financial analysis skills
Background or demonstrated passion for health, wellness, vitamins, herbs, nutrition and natural products is a plus