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Retail Category Manager

Remote in Canada

Argentus is working with another brand new client, this time in the Retail Industry, on an impactful Category Management role. This Canadian company has an excellent reputation in the marketplace, with a passionate customer base and a strong working culture. Today, they’re looking for a Retail Category Manager! 

Working to support the company’s office in Ottawa, ON (on a remote basis if necessary), the Retail Category Manager will take on overall category strategy development and execution for an assigned product line (or product lines). This individual will conduct competitive analysis for the assigned categories, and then develop a plan to achieve competitive advantage in these categories consistent with the company’s marketing objectives. You will work at the Shop Keeping Unit (SKU) level to rationalize product lines and conduct assortment planning, and then execute on plans by evaluating and sourcing various product offerings, managing vendor contracts and compliance for the various SKUs. You will identify and communicate relevant supporting intelligence for the category related to testing, surveys, freight, duty, comparator sales, and other intelligence. In addition, you will work closely with other internal groups including merchandising, as well as marketing to select content to support the category plan, and planners to optimize inventory levels and assortment at the company’s various warehouse locations. In this role, you will act as an overall advocate for the product line, working to support new product introductions, and support the marketing direction to meet the category strategy, while also coordinating between various departments to boost the category’s success.

This is a front-line, strategic Retail Category Management role for an individual with at least 5+ years of experience managing at least one category in a retail company. Experience with Project Management and Retail Analytics is a must, as is a deep understanding of the retail product lifecycle, and a demonstrated track record of success in improving category performance. An understanding and passion for the hobby industry, and understanding of products in that space, is a major asset as well. If this sounds like you, and you’re looking to move into a new role, reach out to Argentus today! Call 416 364 9919 or send an email with your current resume to

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