Category Manager

Full Time
USA - Troy, MI
Posted 3 weeks ago

This role could be located in either Raleigh, NC or Troy, MI

This position will be responsible for complete analytics and business intelligence support across product categories for all strategic accounts. The Category Manager will develop a strong, data-driven relationship between the Dayco team and a group of category leaders and managers within the customer organization. Working with internal teams, the category manager provides business insights using research and fact-based data to drive new distribution, optimize existing distribution, merchandising, pricing and promotional mix for Dayco and its customers.

  • Be a trends expert in Dayco product categories, including market pricing, competitive product, gap analysis and industry trends
  • Regularly analyze and report sales, POS and inventory data
  • Measure and communicate new product performance
  • Manage adds, changes and deletes for the product category throughout product lifecycle
  • Strengthen the customer relationship through creation of scheduled category management activities, including joint business planning
  • Work with Sales team to develop strategies to cultivate customers via product performance based on geographic IHS and associated VIO data
  • Provide the sales team with the necessary technical, market and competitive expertise to enable them to successfully sell and grow the product line both with current and new customers
  • Partner with marketing department to Increase awareness through communications regarding new products throughout the organization, sales force and customer base



Knowledge & Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Marketing, Information Systems or related field
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in account management, category management or business analytics field
  • Must have experience with navigation of Power BI
  • Must have exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • Understanding of automotive aftermarket distribution channels
  • Must have the ability to draw insights from data and present in meaningful and creative eways using a combination of charts PowerPoint and other tools
  • Fact-based selling experience, a plus


Job Features

Job CategoryMarketing, Sales

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