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Category Manager

Reference ID: 14608
Management and Executive
Full Time
Burnaby, BC     
North Vancouver, BC     
Vancouver, BC     

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Do you excel in positions where you act as the “go-to” person for a team? Are you driven by the prospect of gaining knowledge to the point where you are a designated expert? We are currently working on behalf of our client, a respected and established retail and distribution company, in order to find a service-oriented retail leader to act as the company’s Category Manager and succeed in delivering expert knowledge, while continuously assessing and marketing products and ultimately promoting profitability for the organization.

Location: Vancouver, BC


  • Acquire expert knowledge on designated area while providing information and advice as needed
  • Conduct regular evaluations on product and identify any opportunities for improvement
  • Manage all aspects of product including completing inventory, tracking product performance, and overseeing sales and marketing campaigns, with the overall goal of facilitating financial success
  • Participate in vendor relationships and maintain regular communication with several parties including upper management team, store contacts, governing bodies, and contractors
  • Maintain strong awareness on retail trends and possible competitors, and identify potential products to add or remove
  • Engage in product sampling to better assess product effectiveness


  • 4+ years of experience in retail or category management at a corporate level
  • Previous experience in food and beverage industry is considered an asset
  • Experience with overseeing merchandise in a wholesale environment
  • Strong knowledge on purchasing practices
  • Post-secondary education in merchandising or related field of study
  • You are an exceptional communicator and understand how to exercise diplomacy when dealing with various internal and external parties
  • You can thrive when given strict deadlines and numerous priorities
  • Strong proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities and strong judgement skills

All interested applicants please apply by visiting and clicking on the “APPLY” button. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only select individuals will be contacted for follow-up.


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Posted: October 20, 2016
Closes:December 19, 2016
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