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Manager, Category Amplification

Thousand Oaks, California
Job Type
1 May 2022
Position Summary: Manager, Category The purpose of this job is to manage the execution and strategic aspect of an assigned category, including but not limited to sales and margin, product assortment, product promotions, product inventory levels, vendor relationships, and category analysis. Carries out major assignments in conducting the operations of the business to ensure policies and procedures are practiced Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to the following: Assortment selection and planning to specific sales, margin, and, inventory goals Manage vendor relationships including negotiating pricing, delivery time, and payment terms. Coordinate product launches across appropriate properties Promotional, clearance, and markdown pricing Work with vendors to develop exclusive products for sale through retail outlets, developing promotional opportunities with vendors to increase revenue Coordinate everyday marketing efforts with Visual Merchandising, Digital Marketing, and Print advertising to drive overall success Monitor and report on competitor price, promotion, assortment and presentation tactics Perform weekly, monthly and quarterly category analysis and external market analysis Project future sales velocity based on market and product category trends Analyze consumer purchasing behavior and merchandise according to consumer purchasing trends Additional duties as assigned. About Guitar Center The Guitar Center Company embodies the world of creativity and music by encouraging our teammates to find their own individual sound. Our mission is to develop and nurture lifelong musicians and make a difference in the world by enabling musicians and non-musicians alike to experience the joy that comes from creating music. We believe in putting our customers first, engaging with respect and integrity and fulfilling our mission with passion. The Guitar Center Company operates through several business divisions. Guitar Center is the world's largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ, and lighting equipment, with more than 290 stores across the United States. 2014 marked the milestone 50th anniversary of the Guitar Center Company as the organization continues to help people make music from coast to coast. E-Commerce brands Guitar Center, Musician's Friend and WWBW offer online sales of a broad selection of music products.The Music & Arts division operates more than 220 stores specializing in band & orchestral instruments for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors, and students since 1952. AVDG and GCPro headline the enterprise audio-visual integration business, delivering a best-in-class commercial and residential customer experience.
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  • Job Reference: 579132716-2
  • Date Posted: 1 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Guitar Center
  • Location: Thousand Oaks, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent