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Sr Category Manager

Boston, MA

Our Opportunity:

Chewy is seeking a dynamic and analytical Senior Category Manager to join our growing and fast-paced merchandising team in FL or MA. We have very ambitious plans at Chewy and building our Merchandising teams and businesses are the top priority. Our Sr. Category Managers are passionate entrepreneurial minded contributors that enjoy relevant and impactful results growing our brand. In this role, you will own the P&L for one of Chewy's most important category, negotiate to improve business terms, manage high profile vendor relationships, develop and execute business strategies, and identify opportunities to accelerate your business.

At Chewy, we believe innovation is rewarded and execution is highly valued. Negotiation experience, verbal, written, and presentation skills are a must. Our ideal candidate is a versatile business leader with a track record of high performance, that can think big and operate at depth in parallel. Merchandising, retail, sales, marketing, and or product experience are great backgrounds for this role. 

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What You’ll Do:

  • Lead one of Chewy’s most important categories.
  • Have full P&L ownership.
  • Establish, build, and manage strong external vendor relationships, including ownership across all negotiations.
  • Build and implement, based on research and data insights, strategies and plans to both recruit new customers to Chewy and to develop existing customers via lifecycle management concepts.
  • Identify opportunities within your category to optimize and maximize product performance, including analyzing sales data, assortment gaps, and market trends to make quick, effective decisions for your business.
  • Work cross-functionally with finance, marketing, supply chain, pricing, and customer service to ensure collaboration as well as holistic planning and execution.

What You’ll Need:

  • 5+ years of holistic business experience in ecommerce, merchandising, retail, FMCG, or similar organizations.
  • Strong comprehensive business acumen and the willingness to move fast. Sales/Merchandising experience. 
  • Proven operator, skilled in go-to-market, and with focus on execution.
  • Great communication skills combined with the ability to influence cross-functional partners.
  • Exceptional competencies in vendor management/merchandising, sales, marketing, and general management.
  • Ability to lead, be nimble, prioritize, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, and strong knowledge of retail math.
  • Travel expectations: 15%


  • Business and leadership experience in market-leading organizations; both in bigger organizations and start-up businesses.
  • SQL & Tableau a plus.


Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members. If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, and you need an accommodation during the application process or to perform these job requirements, or if you need a religious accommodation, please contact


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Client-provided location(s): Boston, MA, USA; Plantation, FL, USA
Job ID: 5863673
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Company Outings
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Pet-friendly Office
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Casual Dress
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Vacation
    • Leave of Absence
    • Summer Fridays
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Performance Bonus
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • 401(K)
    • Company Equity
    • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)