Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders' hardware, faucets, and commercial locksets and doors, with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset, Weiser, Baldwin, National Hardware, Stanley, FANAL, Pfister, EZSET, and Tell. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets (Kwikset), Canada residential locksets (Weiser), U.S. luxury locksets (Baldwin), and U.S. builders' hardware (Stanley-National Hardware), #2 in Mexico residential hardware (Fanal), #3 in U.S. retail plumbing (Pfister), and #1 in U.S. retail commercial locksets. Headquartered in Orange County, California, HHI has a global sales force and operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Asia. HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.
Leveraging our category management process as a decision tool, the Associate Category Manager will develop comprehensive category growth strategies focused around shopper centricity, enabling greater sell-thru and market share gains.
Small Chain and Regional Account Responsibilities
This position serves as the category management and consumer insights expert to the small chain and regional account teams.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
(20%) Establish strong working relationships with Business Development and Key Account Managers (BDMs and KAMs), providing "consumer-centric" analytical support as needed.
(20%) Make assortment recommendations (drive new distribution and optimize existing)
(10%) Play an advisory role in the creation of Planograms to support category management initiatives.
(10%) National Account and Co-operative Responsibilities
(10%) This position will play a leadership role in the development of planograms to support our Co-op and National Account's strategic objectives. Duties and responsibilities include the following:
(10%) Utilize Space Management software to design and maintain planograms aligned with Co-op and National Account strategies.
(10%) Analyze space performance and productivity reports
(10%) Engage with cross-functional subject matter experts to incorporate best practices in the development of POGs.
(10%) Additional Responsibilities
Work with Product Marketing to utilize category and consumer insights to help drive overall product launch strategy
Design and perform pre and post Implementation analysis of planograms
Communication of category and consumer trends
Provide guidance, direction and training of category management resources (software and reporting).
Education and Experience Profile
Space Management software knowledge (ProSpace/Intercept, Apollo or Spaceman)
Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Office Skills including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Ability to synthesize large amounts of data into actionable insights
Strong analytical skills, interpersonal skills, presentation and strategic business skills and time management skills.
Ability to build strong sustainable business relationships at all levels and functions of the organization and with customers and customer teams
Ability to work in a fast paced environment, manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize work to meet deadlines is essential to be successful in this position.
Ability to communicate and influence at all levels within the organization.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Spectrum Brands is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.