Associate Category Manager, Outerwear

Rohnert Park, Northern SF Bay Area California
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 8 hours ago
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The Associate Category Manager, Outerwear is a member of the Product Development team at Newell Brands Technical Apparel (NBTA), a division of Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL), and a globally-recognized designer, developer, marketer and retailer of high-performance technical apparel and equipment with a portfolio of brands that includes Marmot® and ExOfficio®.

This position supports the Senior Category Manager with organizing seasonal launches, category strategies, product mix, financial roll ups and all data pertaining to style management, while working in accordance with the company time line to meet all deliverables in a professional manner.


⏵ Maintain the seasonal line plan for all Outerwear with accuracy, documenting styles, historical sales data, materials, and margin objectives

⏵ Build and maintain data tracking tools throughout the product development process, including PLM programs, sales communication tools, and marketing assets

⏵ Manage visual line architecture

⏵ Create presentation decks for internal and external product meetings, to include financial objectives, consumer insights, and competitive research analysis

⏵ Responsible for all product information that goes into workbook and onto web site

⏵ Identify trends and opportunities for growth, based on market research and competitor intelligence

⏵ Coordinate CADs and assist in merchandising assortments for pre-season meetings and strategic accounts

⏵ Help analyze cost sheets and calculate achievable margins and SKU productivity, while attending big-picture category costing meetings

⏵ Partner with Planning and Sourcing teams to generate seasonal style level forecasts

⏵ Act as a liaison between multiple teams and cross-functional departments to align all facets of a

⏵ Manage the team calendar, ensure that milestones are met, track progress, and troubleshoot roadblocks

⏵ Assist team in commercialization of market leading products

Key Qualifications:

⏵ University or four-year college degree in apparel, operations, business or related field

⏵ A minimum of 3-7 years of experience, preferably in outdoor apparel or similar industry

⏵ Contributions in assisting management of a category

⏵ Must be detail oriented but able to present the big picture

⏵ Results oriented while exhibiting great creativity, energy, and resourcefulness

⏵ Strong project planning, organizational and time management skills, with a high level of initiative

⏵ Able to manage to deadlines, be flexible with change, drive to timely resolution

⏵ Influential in building positive partnerships with cross functional teams

⏵ Excellent communication and problem solving skills

⏵ Understands materials, fit, function, and apparel end use requirements

⏵ Must be able to handle multiple priorities in effiecient manner

⏵ Forward thinking and strategic skills

⏵ Ability to influence an audience

⏵ Works effectively within a team

⏵ Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking

⏵ Proficient in Excel and Adobe Illustrator

⏵ Passion for what you do

⏵ Able to travel up to 10% of the year

Casual work environment, outings, discounts, paid time off, as well as health & wellness benefits and 401k