Sr Category Manager

Job ID 2023-01092

Sales/Sales Services Stamford, Connecticut


Position at Cuisinart

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.        
About Cuisinart:        
Cuisinart is a renowned consumer product company that specializes in delivering high-quality kitchen appliances and equipment to enhance the culinary experiences of our customers. Today Cuisinart continues its heritage of innovation with an ever-expanding array of essentials that empower home chefs everywhere to experience the joy of cooking and explore their culinary creativity. Today, tomorrow, always, Cuisinart makes cooking easier, more fun, and more expressive for people with a passion for great food.       
At Conair, we inspire our customers with innovative high-quality products and       
iconic brands that enhance their lives.       
Position Summary:       
We are seeking a dedicated, data-driven, and highly analytical Sr. Category Manager to join our team and contribute to our mission of providing innovative solutions that elevate and enhance the home cooking experience.  The Senior Category Manager will lead Category Management efforts at Cuisinart, developing strategies and action plans for key retailers to drive the right assortment, shelving, distribution, and promotions, ensuring the highest level of brand visibility and demand.       
As the Sr. Category Manager at Cuisinart, your primary responsibilities will include:       
  • Collect, aggregate, and synthetize main retail and sales data from standard syndicated platforms, retailer’s point of sale (POS) data as well as internal shipments information. Develop planograms thar reflect these insights and needs of the brand, shoppers, and retailers.
  • Provide actionable insights and recommendations to build the brand in retail environment by analyzing data from platforms like IRI, Nielsen, NPD (both syndicated and consumer), DOMO, JDA (ProSpace), providing critical intelligence and insights for decision makers on go-to-market plans, share, shelf, promotion, distribution, etc.
  • Understand and formulate key business questions; answer them through fact-based analyses that deliver insights and actionable recommendations to drive business performance at each retailer / channel, including tracking and recommending actions to enhance or correct performance of new items.
  • Deeply understand and monitor competition, marketplace and industry trends – keep a close pulse of all competitive moves and assess product / assortment opportunities to drive brand growth across channels.
  • Collaborate closely with Product Development, Marketing, Operations and Sales on new item introductions and product supply planning.
  • Lead reporting of POS data and key conclusions / recommended actions. Deliver compelling visual presentations to a range of stakeholders, including executive leaders, managers, and operational partners.
To excel in this role, you should possess the following competencies and meet the requirements:       
  • Strong analytical skills, with solid technical knowledge of main syndicated data platforms.
  • Ability to craft actionable and compelling insights and stories from large sets of data. Demonstrated expertise in business analysis, with a track record of delivering data-driven insights and recommendations.
  • 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.
  • Must be adept at developing and maintaining strong business building relationships with key customer contacts.
  • Operates autonomously and as a Subject Matter Expert within the Category Management team.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ years of Data / Sales Analysis, Category Management or Consumer Research required.
  • Experience working in consumer product goods preferred.
  • Experience working with a syndicated service (NPD, Nielsen, IRI)
  • Willingness to travel as needed to fulfill job responsibilities (1/3 of time).
Join the Cuisinart team and play a pivotal role in shaping our product, marketing, and go-to-market strategies, as well optimizing brand presence at the point-of-sale. If you are a dynamic, data-driven professional with a passion for serving consumers with compelling product offerings, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity and make a meaningful impact on our brand's success.       
Cuisinart is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.       
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; 3 days work in the office; 2 days work from home.
What we offer:       
  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision plans
  • Generous Paid Time Off Programs
  • 401k and company match
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • FSA/HRA/Dependent Care FSA
  • Paid Parental Leave Policy
  • EAP & Employee Wellness Programs
  • Volunteer Days Paid Time Off
  • Employee Learning and Development Platform
  • Free Lunch at our Stamford Location
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!