Sally Beauty

Assistant Category Manager

US-TX-Denton
1 month ago

Overview

Sally Beauty Holdings (NYSE: SBH) is the world's largest wholesale and retail distributor of beauty supplies.  Our world headquarters is conveniently located in Denton Texas, just 5 minutes north of Lake Lewisville off of I35E.  

 

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Category Manager.  The Assistant Category Manager supports and assists in the day to day management and execution of business processes to maximize sales and gross margin objectives, while managing inventory objectives for specific brands. Works actively with the Category Director in developing strategic objectives to ensure long term sustained growth.

Responsibilities

  • Supports category management process by researching, analyzing and drawing conclusions from customers, data, vendors, needs, and task analyses to provide a concise, logical merchandising focus. Identifies and promotes new products and trends in a timely manner to maximize sales potential.  Collaboratively builds and executes strategic business plans to ensure overall success of the category to achieve company objectives.
  • Contributes to and supports the category management process to achieve sales and management objectives. Actively manages the flyer building and buying process ensuring that all deadlines are adhered to. Measures the effectiveness of the advertising offer through sell through. Manages the pricing process to ensure accuracy and a competitive position.
  • Supports category team in the negotiation with vendors to reduce costs and increase margins. Negotiate special terms, discounts, allowances and payment dating in all appropriate opportunities.
  • Identifies and devises profitable exit strategies, including vendor participation, of slow selling items, discontinued items, package changes and poor promotional sell through.
  • Attends vendor meetings and tradeshow presentations to identify sales opportunities through new products, trends and competitive strategies.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree. Degree in Business/Purchasing preferred 
  • 1-2 years purchasing or merchandising experience in related field. Consumer goods and services preferred
  • JDA experience preferred
  • Computer skills including AS 400 Operating system, Excel Spreadsheet, Microsoft Word and Outlook e-mail
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills combined with high creative potential.
  • Ability to multi task with accuracy
  • Leadership qualities and work ethics that dictate the standards for the department
  • Ability to communicate with and influence all levels of staff

We offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision. Life insurance, paid vacation and sick days, paid holidays, merchandise discounts, tuition reimbursement, and 401(k) with company match.

 

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability.

 

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