Associate Director, Category Management

1 month agoFort Lauderdale, FL

Our Opportunity:

Chewy is hiring an Associate Director of Category Management to lead our stellar Merchandising team in Boston, MA. The Associate Director of Category Management will own the business growth strategy, category P&L delivery, and continuously assess products and services to stay ahead of the competition. The Associate Director of Category Management will be a team leader and mentor in a high-pace environment so clear and effective leadership is critical.

What You'll Do:

  • Prepare the Merchandising department to scale the business to 4x current volume
  • Work in conjunction with the Business Vertical VP to develop the goals of the Category Management team
  • Ensure Merchandising is planning and delivering on all key P/L Metrics such as Sales, GM, ASP, CPU, Rebate %, and more
  • Negotiate high stakes and complex funding and cost deals across the biggest manufactures in the Pet Care Industry
  • Develop and execute overall product assortment strategy to maximize sales and new customer acquisition
  • Lead a complex or large vendor network of partners
  • Develop strategies for increasing vendor support
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners across businesses to execute the strategy effectively, both on replenishment, seasonal, and OTB categories
  • Oversee high-level direction and approve tactical, administrative or operational policies to ensure achievement of objectives
  • Partner with Merchandising Operations and IT to increase conversion
  • Generate new Merchandising concepts to gain incremental sales
  • Interject new insights and ideas for improving customer experience and improving financials while holding true to Chewy fundamentals
  • Position may require travel

What You'll Need:

  • Minimum of 8-10 years in buying, account management, product management, project management, financial analysis and/or marketing.
  • Alternate profile- Willing to consider candidates with less experience who have advanced degrees and are working for top consulting firms.
  • Minimum of 8 years negotiation experience
  • Strong in Excel
  • BA/BS (MBA preferred)
  • Position may require travel


  • Experience with financial analysis and modeling
  • Extensive experience leading teams & cross-functional projects
  • Ability to think and react in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
  • Experience planning both seasonal and replenishment based categories
  • Ability to synthesize large quantities of and complex data into usable/actionable information
  • Track record of taking ownership and driving results in a data-driven, fast-paced environment
  • Entrepreneurial mindset

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Client-provided location(s): 601 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA
Job ID: 2975905

Perks and Benefits

  • Professional Development
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Lunch and Learns
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Unlimited Vacation
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Company Outings
  • Health and Wellness
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Wellness Program
  • Financial and Retirement
    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Performance Bonus