Associate Director Category Management




Boston, MA


Position summary

an be based out of Seattle or Florida or Boston.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead some of Chewy's most important businesses categories

  • Lead a team encompassing assortment, pricing, promotions, forecasting, budgeting, etc.

  • Optimize the category for sales and profit growth

  • Maximize existing business and in parallel launch new products

  • Develop further the merchandising strategy as well as related programs and projects.

  • Implement resulting action plans and ensure operational excellence and high delivery accuracy

  • 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

  • Work cross-functionally with marketing, merchandising, supply chain management, finance, tech, etc. to ensure close collaboration as well as holistic planning and execution

  • Constantly audit, improve, invent, and WOW Chewy's customers

  • Manage vendor relationships critical to the vertical

What You'll Need:

  • 8-10+ years of holistic business experience in top ecommerce, retail, FMCG, or similar organizations

  • Exceptional competencies in vendor management/merchandising, sales, marketing, and general management

  • Very good understanding of finance, pricing, supply chain management, and operations

  • Deep understanding of product & project management

  • Very experienced with owning and growing large-size and complex businesses at high growth rate

  • Demonstrated ability to launch and rapidly scale new business ventures

  • Strong comprehensive business acumen and the willingness to move fast

  • Excellent strategic and analytical skills

  • Proven operator, skilled in go-to-market, and with focus on executing in excellence

  • Superior sense of ownership paired with a high-quality bar and an unshakable growth mindset

  • Strong leadership skills and experience developing and managing a high-performance team

  • Superb communication skills combined with the ability to influence cross-functional partners

  • Must be open to travel if needed

  • Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Bonus (if applicable):

  • MBA preferred

  • Business and leadership experience in market-leading organizations; both in bigger organizations and a start-up businesses

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 [email protected].

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