Category Manager/Advisor, HBA Cosmetic Bags

Job ID 2023-0911

Sales/Sales Services Bentonville, Arkansas


Position at Conair LLC

About Us:

Conair is a leading international designer, manufacturer, and marketer of branded personal care and small kitchen appliances, cookware, hairbrushes & accessories, cosmetic bags, and travel accessories.

Conair has always been driven by a passion for innovation; it’s part of the Company’s DNA. Trendsetting products have been invented by Conair since its inception in 1959, keeping the Company always a step ahead of the competition. The company's domestic and international divisions offer a diversified mix of consumer and professional products sold in over 120 countries. The Family of Conair brands includes CONAIR, Cuisinart, BabylissPRO, Scünci , TRAVELSMART by CONAIR, and Waring.

Conair’s passion for innovation gets stronger with each decade, as evidenced by the over 1,000 patents the Company has obtained worldwide. Today, Conair and its brands are names known throughout the world. Conair continues to introduce its brands to new and emerging markets, year after year. By the 1990s, most households in America owned at least one Conair product. Today many have more than one, and the Company’s goal is to ensure that every household in the world eventually owns one of our products.

At Conair, we inspire our customers with innovative quality products and brands that enhance their lives.

Position Summary:

The Category Manager will provide a variety of internal and external market research and data analysis to multiple internal and external customers (Sales, Marketing, Product Managers, Brokers, etc.). The position is fast paced and will manage numerous projects at any given time.


Deeply analyze primary and secondary data sources developing business solutions around insights found. Develop planograms that reflect these insights and the needs of the consumer and customer. Present to customers plans for growth.

  • Utilize IRI, Nielsen and NPD (both syndicated and consumer), DOMO, JDA (ProSpace) space management software, etc. systems to provide decision support, shelf management support, and fact-based selling tools to numerous internal and external customers.
  • Assist in developing strategies by account for space gain and shelf schematics in accordance with company standards to ensure the highest level of exposure and profitability for Conair products.
  • Work closely with Marketing, Product Development, and Operations on new item introductions, product supply planning, and other activities.
  • Perform tracking and product movement analysis using internal shipment information, syndicated data, and account point of sale (POS).
  • Assist in database maintenance and development to help the organization acquire accurate data faster.
  • Reports to Sr. Category Management.

Essential Qualifications:

  • 4-year degree in Business/ Marketing
  • People Management skills. Advanced knowledge of Excel, Power point, Word, and pivot tables. Creative, think outside the box and willing to work with multiple departments in a fast-paced environment. Must have experience and additional skills IRI, Nielsen, and JDA Prospace.
  • 3 to 8 Years of Experience
  • Strong analytical skills, customer focus, and a high-level of initiative are critical. Use of PC based applications (Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrate a high competency in business analysis.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and facilitate cross-organizational teams.
  • The ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and understandable manner both orally and in writing maintaining frequent contact with internal and external partners.
  • Willingness to educate, mentor, and transfer knowledge and skills to others.
  • Individuals must be aware of and able to incorporate company and customer objectives and strategies into highly actionable, analysis-based recommended courses of action.
  • Must be adept at developing and maintaining strong business building relationships with key customer contacts.
  • Must be willing to travel 35% of the time.

Environmental Factors:

  • Working conditions are normal for an office environment.
  • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to use a computer keyboard and view a monitor for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally for business (% if needed)
  • We currently operate on a hybrid schedule; candidate must be willing to come into the office 50% of time.

What we offer:

  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision plans
  • Generous Paid Time Off Programs
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • FSA/HRA/Dependent Care FSA
  • Paid Parental Leave Policy
  • 401k and company match
  • Free Lunch (in some locations)
  • EAP & Employee Wellness Programs
  • Volunteer Days Paid Time Off

Are you passionate about this opportunity but worried that you don’t have 100% of the experience we’re looking for?  We still want to hear from you!

Apply online and let us know why you would make a great addition to Conair!