SR MANAGER CATEGORY MERCHANDISING

Date:  Jan 3, 2023
Location: 

Palatine, IL, US, 60067

At Weber, grilling is a passion that’s reflected in everything we do. Our goal is to share this passion and spark inspiration with the people who matter most – our grilling community. Weber has been the world’s premiere manufacturer of charcoal and gas grills and accessories since 1952. If you have the desire to work for a company that is recognized for exceptional quality products and high customer satisfaction, employment with Weber may be right for you. We provide a friendly working atmosphere with an environment of growth and opportunity through innovation, pride, and excellence.

 

Weber is committed to inclusive, equitable and diverse Hiring practices. Our goal is to create a workforce which resembles the diverse rich communities we live, play, and support every day. 

 

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Summary: 

 

The Senior Manager, Category Merchandising is responsible for the US strategy and execution of the Emerging Categories at Weber (Griddle and Electric Grills).  They will partner with numerous cross functional teams to ensure profitability and share growth of relevant categories by optimizing mix, pricing and go to market strategies.  The ideal candidate will have prior experience in P&L management, pricing, assortment/mix planning, and will be knowledgeable about different Retail Channels of Trade.  This leader needs to have the ability to develop processes and ways of working from the ground up, establishing relationships and leading a team of cross-functional members. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for delivering annual financial metrics of Griddle and Electric categories (Invoiced Sales, GM%, Share) 

  • Define & operationally execute GTM strategy (mix, pricing, trade program, incentives, online execution) to accelerate the Griddle and Electric Categories at DIY, Co-op, Independent, Mass, Club and other Channels of Trade 

  • Create a deep understanding of the marketplace & competitive assortments/activities through in-market analysis, sales input and product management input  

  • Collaborate with the product management and sales teams to drive the right flooring assortments in line with channel strategy and to drive growth in each account 

  • Create actions to bulletproof plans or close gaps; identifying opportunities by category & channel.   

  • Lead a diverse cross-functional team in determining pricing & promotional strategy and calendar review, implementing a review process and hierarchy of approval for sales programming and sales proposals. 

  • Drive the team in determining innovative tactics and merchandising campaigns and priorities to drive profitability through volume, price, and mix  

  • Provide monthly reporting of revenue and profit performance, variance analysis, new product development updates and changes. 

 

Qualifications:

  • 4 year college degree required 

  • 10+ Years of Experience in Sales, Category Merchandising &/or Marketing 

  • Continuous improvement mindset and structured problem solving  

  • Thought leader with a growth mindset  

  • Ability to structure to drive clarity and followership  

  • Ability to influence cross-functional partners with data  

  • Dynamic motivator/leader, relationship builder  

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously  

 

 

 

 

Weber-Stephen Products LLC is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor.

 


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