Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States

Date published: 17-Jul-2019

Job ID: 2397

Description and Requirements

Our retail client located in Anchorage, Alaska is seeking multiple Assistant Category Managers to join their team on a full-time permanent basis. 

  • Assist the Category Manager in delivering annual and seasonal category strategies as directed;
  • Ensure item files are accurate and up-to-date in order to support category and store positioning strategies as set by the Category Manager;
  • Provide input into weekly, monthly, and quarterly variance reports for the Category manager to use to create reports;
  • Create and manage assortments for assigned departments and store positioning strategies with input by the Category Manager;
  • Monitor ongoing sales figures of all items and key activities as projected in order to maintain appropriate inventory levels for the Category Manager’s vendors;
  • Complete the order process from creation of the purchase order through to the delivery of goods to the store;
  • Submit accurate item setup sheets to Data Entry on a timely basis;
  • Manage and monitor core item assortment by adding and deleting products at the direction of the Category Manager;
  • Review and action store and depot inventory issues for assigned department group;
  • Maintain budgeted inventory levels in stores and perform item maintenance as required to ensure the closed dated items move through the system in a timely manner; and
  • In collaboration with the Category Manager, build advertising and merchandising activities that achieve targeted results.
  • Previous retail and/or procurement experience is preferred;
  • Undergraduate degree in business or related field;
  • Extensive MS Office Suite experience, including above average knowledge of Excel;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills;
  • Aptitude with successful negotiations;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Ability to problem solve complex issues;
  • Strong prioritizing and mathematical skills;
  • Strong attention to details and time management
  • Strong time management and adherence to both Category and Company goals and
  • deadlines; and
  • Ability to set priorities based on workload.