Director, Category Management

Chewy - Dania Beach, FL

Our Opportunity:

Chewy is hiring a Director, Category Management to lead our stellar Merchandising team in Dania Beach, Florida. The Director of Category Management will own the business growth strategy, category P&L delivery, and continuously assess products and services to deliver an unparalleled customer experience. The Director of Category Management will lead a high-performing team 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 the current volume
  • Own planning and delivery of all all key P/L metrics
  • Lead high stake negotiations across the biggest manufactures in the Pet Care Industry
  • Drive the product assortment strategy to maximize sales and new customer acquisition
  • Lead the team on managing our network of vendor partners
  • Move swiftly to problem solve with vendors and internal teams to remove any barriers to growth
  • Work cross functionally with Merchandise Operations, IT, Marketing, and Supply Chain to elevate the customer experience and drive business performance improvement
  • Generate new business opportunities and merchandising concepts to fuel incremental sales
  • Development of long-term organization road map, career development, and recruiting plans.
  • Hold the team accountable for all deliverables
  • 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:

  • BA/BS Accounting, Finance, Business, or related degree required
  • Deep understanding of retail (e-commerce is a plus)
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in sales, buying, account management, consulting and/or marketing
  • Proven negotiating skills in complex situations, influencing abilities and vendor management experience
  • Strategic thinker with a bias for action
  • Comfort level in pushing the limits
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; strong writing and speaking skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects - prioritization, planning and time management
  • Proven analytical skills – ability to analyze large data sets to make strategic decisions
  • 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 with comfort in both early stage and corporate environments


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