Associate Director, Category Management

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Our Opportunity:

Chewy is hiring an Associate Director of Category Management to lead our stellar Merchandising team in Seattle, WA. The Associate Director of Category Management will own the business growth strategy, category P&L delivery, and continuously assess products and services to stay ahead of the competition. The Associate Director of Category Management will be a team leader and mentor in a high-pace environment so clear and effective leadership is critical.

What You'll Do:

  • Prepare the Merchandising department to scale the business to 4x current volume
  • Work in conjunction with the Business Vertical VP to develop the goals of the Category Management team
  • Ensure Merchandising is planning and delivering on all key P/L Metrics such as Sales, GM, ASP, CPU, Rebate %, and more
  • Negotiate high stakes and complex funding and cost deals across the biggest manufactures in the Pet Care Industry
  • Develop and execute overall product assortment strategy to maximize sales and new customer acquisition
  • Lead a complex or large vendor network of partners
  • Develop strategies for increasing vendor support
  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners across businesses to execute the strategy effectively, both on replenishment, seasonal, and OTB categories
  • Oversee high-level direction and approve tactical, administrative or operational policies to ensure achievement of objectives
  • Partner with Merchandising Operations and IT to increase conversion
  • Generate new Merchandising concepts to gain incremental sales
  • Interject new insights and ideas for improving customer experience and improving financials while holding true to Chewy fundamentals
  • Position may require travel

What You'll Need:

  • Minimum of 8-10 years in buying, account management, product management, project management, financial analysis and/or marketing.
  • Alternate profile- Willing to consider candidates with less experience who have advanced degrees and are working for top consulting firms.
  • Minimum of 8 years negotiation experience
  • Strong in Excel
  • BA/BS (MBA preferred)
  • Position may require travel

Bonus:

  • Experience with financial analysis and modeling
  • Extensive experience leading teams & cross-functional projects
  • Ability to think and react in a high-energy, fast-paced environment
  • Experience planning both seasonal and replenishment based categories
  • Ability to synthesize large quantities of and complex data into usable/actionable information
  • Track record of taking ownership and driving results in a data-driven, fast-paced environment
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
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What are Chewy Perks + Benefits

Chewy Benefits Overview

We offer competitive salaries and 401k, unlimited time off, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, in addition to wellness programs, online communities, and resources for improved physical and mental health... enabling you to be your best self - in and outside of work. With mentorship programs, employee resource groups, cross-functional job trainings, events, and customized development tracks for advancement, we're proud to help develop and promote our team members from within.

True to our business, we're pet-friendly and have fun pet-related perks like Paw-ternity leave for new pup parents and Chewy employee discounts. We offer countless volunteer opportunities, recreational club teams, company outings, happy hours, and team events to enable you to bond with fellow Chewtopians and have some fun!

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Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a commuter transit, parking, and dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We're currently 100% remote due to caution and care for the health & well-being of our team. Post-pandemic, we plan to operate in a combination of onsite and remote, with logistics still being defined
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
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Recreational Clubs
Chewy sponsors office sports leagues year-round.
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Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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Online course subscriptions available
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