PPG has an exciting opportunity available for a Category Manager
- Sundries in Cranberry Township, PA! If you enjoy managing
product, merchandising and building vendor relationships, then this
may be the opportunity for you!
As a Category Manager - Sundries, you will be responsible for
managing a subset of categories for PPG Architectural. These are
primarily non-paint products, goods for resale, which are critical
and complementary to the painting process and sold through hundreds
of distribution points across our PPG network.
- Category Management - Maintain extensive performance, technical
and market knowledge as the category expert of assigned categories
by analyzing sales and profitability information as well as product
information. Proactively make item corrections and make strategic
adjustments as necessary to deliver financial goals (sales, margin,
- Category Review & Merchandising - Drive and manage line reviews
of assigned categories which include market analysis, item
evaluation, new product needs, assortment planning, merchandising,
pricing and cost savings opportunities.
- Collaboration - Partner with vendors and cross-functional team
members (purchasing, finance, supply chain, operations, sales) to
prepare and implement assortment, merchandising plans, and
promotional programs to drive sales and profitability.
- Competitive Analysis - Comprehensive understanding of
competitive product portfolio, new products, SWOT analysis, store
merchandising and competitive communications. Including comp shops
and obtaining MSRP's from vendors where available.
- Field Support - Provide support to field representatives and
stores as required to achieve assigned goals and meet customer
needs. Support training activities of internal and external teams
to assure maximum sales productivity, including maintaining
- 5+ years of category management, merchandising, and/or related
- Bachelor's degree in, business, related technical field or
marketing are required. An MBA or advanced degree a plus.
- Vendor management experience and proven excellent negotiations
- Must be analytical, detail-oriented, and a self-starter.
- Proven stakeholder management skills, hands on mentality and a
"can-do" attitude. Result oriented, able to detect and exploit
opportunities, You're not afraid to take the lead
Here at PPG we make it happen, and we seek candidates of the
highest integrity and professionalism who share our values, with
the commitment and drive to strive today to do better than
yesterday - everyday.
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