Licensing Category Manager

Location US-ID-Meridian
Posted Date 3 months ago(9/14/2020 7:19 PM)
Job ID
2020-2548

Overview

Category Manager Licensing

Scentsy has some amazing licensing partnerships and we are looking for some great Licensing Category Managers to manage the strategy implementation, product life-cycle and third-party relationships for a portfolio of products to ensure that we continue to offer amazing licensed products! In addition to all of this, the Category Managers will work collaboratively to develop comprehensive go-to-market strategies that bolster sales of assigned categories.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the development of strategic product life-cycle plans, product positioning, and category mix
  • Works cross-functionally to develop competitive pricing and promotions for assigned category
  • Works cross-functionally to develop demand forecasts and manage inventory levels through channel and promotional activities
  • Works collaboratively with licensing partners on brand alignment, approvals, and compliance standards
  • Works with licensing partners and Legal to ensure timely communication and execution of contract negotiations, updates, and renewals
  • Works cross-functionally to communicate and address QA issues and inventory stock-outs of products within the category
  • Conducts ongoing research to ensure future strength of product lines
  • Develops and implements comprehensive program and promotional strategies that maximize sales and category growth
  • Works collaboratively with leadership to build a collective road-map across categories
  • Makes day-to-day recommendations and decisions regarding category direction and strategy implementation
  • Develops comprehensive documentation that outlines the core fundamentals for products and programs
  • Identifies resource needs, roles, and responsibilities and ensures resource alignment across functional teams
  • Typically manages one or more medium to high impact categories or multiple pieces to high impact categories
  • Develops project schedules
  • Evaluates, documents, and reports project status, issues, and risks
  • Coordinates training, communication, and GTM planning with cross-functional teams
  • Manages change and Identifies and tracks changes to project scope, including the impacts of each change
  • Tracks and reports on project performance
  • Works closely with leadership to evaluate project alignment with strategic vision and assess the overall health of the category’s projects: schedule, scope, and budget
  • Gains and retains buy-in for changes from key project stakeholders
  • Identifies project performance variances and recommends corrective actions to leadership
  • Gathers, analyzes, and interprets data about Consultant and customer behaviors, trends, competition, and the market
  • Contributes to the development of improved processes and workflow systems
  • Provides leadership, coaching, and mentoring to less experienced staff members
  • Perform all other assigned tasks and requirements as needed

You Should Have:

  • 6 years of experience managing a variety of categories, programs, or products
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Master’s degree preferred

Things You Should Know & Be Able to Do:

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Advanced analytical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Ability to look strategically across multiple categories and make effective recommendations
  • Advanced planning, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Ability to manage all project management activities for large, moderately complex, medium to high-impact projects
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships

 

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