• Category Manager

    Job Locations CA-ON-Vaughan
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/25/2018 6:38 PM)
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    Field Operations
  • Company Overview

    HD Supply Brafasco (www.Brafasco.com) is one of Canada’s leading construction and industrial supply distributors across Canada. From infrastructure and construction to product training and expert knowledge, we provide customers with the products, services and expertise they need to get the job done. We have one-stop-shop solutions for every phase of the professional project lifecycle in construction, industrial, manufacturing and institutional markets.


    We service and support tens of thousands of customers across Canada in a wide range of industries and trades. With 44 walk-in branches across several provinces, a fast-paced distribution centre, and more than 200 employees to support our growing company and its customers, we are proud to contribute to the success of projects across the country.


    Build a better life with HD Supply Brafasco:

    • Comprehensive Benefits Package
    • Team Environment
    • RRSP Matching Plan
    • Internal Learning Centre for Career Development
    • Competitive Salary
    • Opportunities for Career Growth
    • Wellness Program
    • Tuition Reimbursement

    Job Description

    Subfamily Description     

    Responsible for implementing company standards for the appearance and arrangement of merchandise. Coordinates signage for special promotions. Assists operations with layout to ensure proper merchandise placement and flow. Plans and coordinates merchandise


    Position Purpose               

    Responsible for executing awarded categories (less than $20M in revenue) and managing timelines for execution. Partner with key merchants and Functional Leader to obtain and assess data for merchandising strategy. Act as the liaison with internal/external project affiliates; present key recommendations and collaborate project results to meet and/or exceed corporate objectives.


    Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

    • Manages key product categories in a portfolio of products less than $20M in revenue. Serves as business liaison to customers, management, and others affiliated with the project team.
    • Drives and executes category program development using the toll gate process and works cross functionally with Packaging Design, Supply Chain, Distribution, Product Forecast, In Store Service, Sourcing, and Finance/Pricing/Hurdle Rate.
    • Oversees category product mix development, innovation, planograms (POG), analytics (GMROI, Turns, Margins), Centralized Automatic Replenishment (CAR), Automatic Maintenance Tool (AMT), and visual merchandising.
    • Develops and executes merchandising strategy utilizing key components of business drivers.
    • Ensures systems are set up properly to support unique distribution and service ordering system.
    • Develops strategies to solve multi-faceted problems through understanding of fundamental issues throughout the organization at all levels.


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Proven experience in merchandising execution, visual merchandising, new concepts, and inventory management.
    • Experience managing large scale projects in a complex environment.


    Career Level Dimensions

    • Typical Training/Experience: Typically requires BS/BA in a related discipline. Generally 7+ years of experience in a related field. May require certification. Advanced degree may offset less experience in some disciplines.
    • Problem Complexity: Solutions require analysis and investigation.
    • Autonomy: Achieves planned results by decisions and actions based on professional methods, business principles, and practical experience.
    • Leadership: Manages a group or team of professional individual contributors and/or indirectly supervises support staff.


    Environmental Job Requirements

    • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
    • Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
    • Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.

    Critical Competencies to Drive Business Results:

    • Strong team player with a POSITIVE “can-do” attitude and passion for excellence
    • Exceptional communication skills and well-developed interpersonal skills
    • Strong appreciation for excellence in customer service is a MUST
    • Reliable, confidential and conscientious
    • Strong initiative and ability to handle increasing responsibility over time
    • Excellent time management /organizational skills with ability to meet demanding deadlines in an extremely fast-paced environment
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Strong business acumen with a sense of urgency
    • Ability to work with a high level of energy and focus
    • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills


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