Category Manager

Multiple Locations
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description
At YETI, we believe that time spent outdoors matters more than ever and our gear can make that time extraordinary.  When you work here, you can create something exceptional, build something sustainable and make a real impact.  We are built for the wild.
About the role:
The Category Manager will be responsible for the YETI product line, with P&L responsibilities for the line and ownership of the products from inception to obsolescence.  We are looking for a highly motivated product marketing leader with strategic vision, excellent organizational skills, and plenty of experience bringing new products to market. Qualified candidates will excel at cross-functional management, organizational communication, and motivating people to accomplish shared goals.  Individuals will thrive in fast-paced, ever-changing entrepreneurial environments and possess superior organizational skills to manage multiple projects at the same time. Individuals can move fluidly from strategic thinking to detailed execution -- you can see both the forest and the trees, as the situation requires.
Maintain constant pulse of market developments, including consumer needs, competitive offerings and brand position
Help define and execute product strategy and roadmap
Bring new products to market in accordance with timelines and budgets – without any compromise on quality whatsoever
Lead financial discussions for product category, including pricing, forecasting and gross margin analysis
Engage and organize the entire organization to execute new product launches to trade and consumers
Develop sell-in materials for Sales team
Train internal organization and major customers on new products
Manage products through their full lifecycle
Category sales growth and profitability
Bring world-class products to market
Hit market launch dates without compromise on quality
Coordinate seamless internal and external product launches
Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, or related field. MBA preferred
At least 5 years work experience in a product management role
Demonstrated success defining and launching high quality branded products
CPG/retail product experience  
Experience with outdoor gear or related hard goods strongly preferred
YETI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.