Category Manager


Job Description:

The ideal candidate would be responsible for coordinating the marketing, selling, servicing, manufacturing and/or purchasing of assigned products by performing the following duties.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Management of a portfolio of products including managing stocking levels, pricing, sources, new products and product lines, product descriptions
  • Identify markets and customers, and develops a marketing plan for assigned products.
  • Plan and implement promotional activities including trade shows, advertisements and mailings and contacting potential and existing customers via telephone or in person.
  • Prepare and set up sales representatives and/or distributors to sell assigned products.
  • QC responsibility – sourcing through receiving
  • Coordinate with Warehouse for packing supply and storage solutions
  • Collaborate with Sales to seek product sources and negotiate competitive pricing
  • Maximizing ROI including capital use through optimal stocking levels and supplier terms
  • Manage freight and shipping costs
  • Set prices for customer products and provide quotations as required. 
  • Perform application engineering processes in accordance with customer specifications.
  • Answer customer inquiries via telephone or in person regarding assigned products, problems and/or discrepancies.
  • Determine sourcing of products to be either manufactured within the company or purchased from outside sources.
  • Recommend related products to be incorporated within product line.
  • Maintain and expand the catalog of end-of-life and refurbished products.
  • Managing inventory levels throughout the life-cycle of each product.
  • Develop and manage a network of suppliers for the products in the assigned product categories.

Skills:

4+ years of experience

Experience with Enterprise Data Center, Disk/SSD HDD's, Dell/SonicWALL, Intel, Lenovo, LSI, or Samsung preferred
Experience with End of Line or Discontinued products a plus

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree preferred

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