Newegg Inc.

Category Manager - Notebooks

US-CA-City of Industry
5 days ago
Product Management

Purpose Of The Job

Responsible for managing overall Profit and Loss in multiple categories driving category growth and developing strategic partnerships.


  • Manage other Category Manager positions in order to guide the growth of their categories as well as assigned category. Responsible for performance management; workflow; hiring; firing; and disciplinary actions.
  • Overall P & L category management. Responsible for managing higher revenue and profit margin than direct reports.
  • Improve and monitor supply chain inefficiencies i.e. inventory turns, reduction in customer returns, overstock, out of stock, and aging item.
  • Negotiate with vendors to secure lowest total delivered cost, volume incentives, rebates, advertising and other applicable allowances.
  • Involved in business channel development (B2B channel, Canada, Private Label).
  • Develop an effective plan for each category line to meet achieved budgeted goals in sales, margin, operating profit, customer acquisition, repurchase, retention and customer satisfaction.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements & Special Attributes

  • Bachelor Degree in Business or related majors or 8 years directly related experience in lieu of bachelors.
  • 9+ years directly related experience with 5+ of the 9+ years as a supervisor with direct reports.
  • Minimum 10+ years’ procurement experience is required; online advertising industry experience and previous sales/business development experience are highly desired.
  • Manage the entire category line life cycle from strategic planning to execution management.
  • Research and identify opportunities for further mid-term to long-term category business development
  • Establish high level vendor partnerships and negotiate optimized business terms and conditions
  • Conduct business and financial analysis, including forecasting, monitoring, and reporting
  • Manage bottlenecks, provide escalation management, anticipate and make trade-offs, balance business needs versus technical constraints, and maximize business benefit while building great customer experiences
  • Work cross-functionally with other departments and business units, capable to lead staff.
  • Sound business judgment, proven ability for effective leadership, strong analytical thinking skills and commitment for high standard and example setting.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as ability to think and plan clearly, analyze quantitatively, problem solving, scope technical requirements and prioritize.
  • Performance driven with strong ability of market/industry data analysis, capable to use date in decision making and prioritization.
  • Forecasts and then measures outcome from the right metrics.

Essential Mental and Physical Functions

Mental Functions:
Decisions have major implications on the management and operations of an area within a department. Job may contribute to important strategy, operational, and business decisions that affect the department. This position establishes procedures for attaining specific goals and objectives in a broad area of work. Only the final results of work done are typically reviewed.

Physical Functions:
Sitting required 90% of the time. Walking and standing required 5% of the time respectively. No heavy lifting required. Constant working on a computer.

Equipment Used

Standard office and computer equipment including MSOffice software.

Work Environment

Office cubicle environment with minimal exposure to the environment or health hazards.

Supervisory Responsibilities

yes - 2+ direct reports

Language Skills

Must be able to speak, read, write and comprehend English.

Travel Requirements

Travel is not required


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