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Assistant Category Manager

MacPherson's Portland, OR

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The Company

Founded in 1906, MacPherson's legacy is built on a commitment to customer service, teamwork, and creativity, all designed to elevate businesses that serve not only artists but the entire community of creative and imaginative people. The company began as a family wholesale business based in Northern California selling shoe findings supplies to cobblers and shoe repair shops. In the eighties, the company made a strategic shift to art materials which we expanded nationally in the ’90s and early 2000s. Today, we are a trusted strategic partner to over 7,000 retailers, providing industry insight and knowledge to support their business, and the largest Employee-Owned supplier of art and creative materials in North America. Manufacturers from around the world rely on MacPherson’s to deliver their products – and creative inspiration – to retailers, and ultimately consumers, across North America.

Our greatest strength, however, is our people; the employee-owners of MacPherson’s. Our culture is built on our values: Teamwork - Integrity - Respect - Accountability - Innovation - Initiative - 100% Customer Focused - Fun.

We maintain our competitive advantage by serving as the central hub to the global market. The company is the authority in wholesale logistics, brand management, private label, and product development.

We are looking for a candidate who wants to join our dynamic team, leverage their talents, passion, and abilities to help us continue on the journey to our mission: Connecting the World to Creativity.

We’re looking for an Assistant Category Manager to join our team. The Assistant Category Manager provides a wide variety of high-level administrative support to assist the Category Managers optimizing sales and profit for their categories. They are part of the merchandising team and contribute ideas and expertise to support projects and create strategic direction.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

● Set up, data entry, maintenance and research of multiple data points, e.g. vendor data, contracts, programs, buy cards, pricing, discounts, margins and cost factors

● Source, compile and analyze data e.g. Sales data, market analysis, trends, competitor activity, new items, product information etc. Provide results, observations and recommendations to the Category Manager.

● Liaison with vendors and cross-functional teams for outreach, fact finding and process coordination

● Efficient and effective communication to disseminate data updates to both internal and external customers

● Provide operational support, content creation and proofing for marketing activity. Manage the tracking of the co-op program, recommend and initiate usage.

● Partner with inventory analyst and category manager to create new item and promotional buys

● Manage Merchandising team responsibilities for return to vendors and overstocks.

● Participate in industry trade shows and events as needed

Skill set:

● Outstanding math and problem-solving skills are a must

● Superior knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications and an expert in Excel

● Being able to think outside the box and question the status quo

● Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

● Self-starter who is detail oriented, highly analytical, organized and able to work independently

● A change agent who is adaptable, flexible and able to adjust to shifting priorities and deadlines

● Ability to prioritize day to day activities, organize data and analyze business

● Strong vendor management skills

● Great project management skills, the ability to manage multiple projects at different stages

This is a full time position working remotely. Minimal travel may be required. Benefits include medical, vision and dental plans, Section 125, disability, life insurance, voluntary benefits, 401(k) and Employee Ownership programs, paid vacation and holidays, along with provision for sick pay.

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in MacPherson's.

If an applicant needs reasonable accommodation when applying for this position, please email: careers@macphersonart.com

To learn more about MacPherson's go to: https://macphersonart.com/home//index.html

Company Description
EEO statement
In addition to an environment that's as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits. MacPherson's is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Pre-employment drug testing and background check is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in MacPherson's.

If an applicant needs reasonable accommodation when applying for this position, please email: careers@macphersonart.com

To learn more about MacPherson's go to: https://macphersonart.com/home/index.html

MacPherson's

Why Work Here?
Employee Owned, medical, vision, dental plans, Section 125, disability, life insurance, 401K, voluntary benefits, paid vacation and more

EEO statement In addition to an environment that's as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits. MacPherson's is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing and background check is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest in MacPherson's. If an applicant needs reasonable accommodation when applying for this position, please email: careers@macphersonart.com To learn more about MacPherson's go to: https://macphersonart.com/home/index.html

Address

Portland, OR
97208 USA

Industry

Retail

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