Category Associate Resume Samples

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680 Connelly Parks
New York
NY
+1 (555) 565 1592
680 Connelly Parks
New York
NY
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+1 (555) 565 1592

Experience

Experience

10/2015

present
Detroit, MI
Associate Category Activation Manager
Detroit, MI
Associate Category Activation Manager
10/2015

present
Detroit, MI
Associate Category Activation Manager
10/2015

present

  • Build and implement compelling marketing activation plans that support plans for the Category Development
  • Implement advertising and promotional campaigns according to the brand values in order to improve brand’s awareness, penetration and market share
  • Coordinate and execute the Marketing plan with the Key Activation Parthners and Media Agency
  • Execute and control A&C ensuring its optimization
  • Actively participate in the IBP process to analyses volume forecast and building blocks
  • Implement new products strategy to add innovation to the Brand/category
  • Identify and understand market trends (key drivers volume, target, channels, moods, etc)

02/2010

07/2015
Chicago, IL
Associate Category Merchant
Chicago, IL
Associate Category Merchant
02/2010

07/2015
Chicago, IL
Associate Category Merchant
02/2010

07/2015

  • Performing competitive shopping and identifying compare at pricing ​
  • Preparing order content for purchase order creation
  • Communicating with the marketing department and facilitating marketing opportunities
  • Tracking and complete ​incoming product offers
  • Tracking purchase orders for re-orders and new items
  • With support from SCM, develop and execute written strategy for product lines taking into account cross-functional implications, and share data from NPD
  • Partner with Supplier Care to drive operational excellence among the supplier community according to company service level agreements

08/2007

09/2009
Philadelphia, PA
Category Associate
Philadelphia, PA
Category Associate
08/2007

09/2009
Philadelphia, PA
Category Associate
08/2007

09/2009

  • Execute high volume of negotiations with existing suppliers including everyday pricing, annual incentive programs, advertising programs and promotions
  • Ensure compliance with purchasing policies and procedures, and promoting good purchasing behavior
  • Assists in managing & prioritizing the portfolio of category initiatives
  • Manage relationships for key strategic suppliers, including addressing supplier performance issues, in partnership with key stakeholders
  • Assist in managing & prioritizing the portfolio of Procurement segment (Pharm, MD&D and/or Consumer) specific initiatives
  • Assist in developing and driving the Procurement vision for, with and through the stakeholder community
  • Participates in contracting and negotiation efforts

Education

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Chapman University
Bachelor’s Degree in Business

Skills

Skills

  • General knowledge of industry trends, assortment planning, Planograms, customer buying patterns, inventory management, logistics and marketing techniques
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial analysis and forecasting
  • Ability to drive sales and margin results
  • PC literate with the ability to develop and manipulate spreadsheets
  • Ability to build partnerships
  • Negotiation skills
  • Influencing skills, verbal and written communication skills