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Associate Director, Category Management

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Our Opportunity:

Chewy is hiring an Associate Director of Category Management for our Replenishables business. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and will focus on accelerating growth. To drive growth, this person will expand selection with new and existing vendors, drive new product launches on site, develop Chewy’s offering to better support our Autoship customers and work across categories to create relevant merchandising strategies. This person will be directly responsible for the Waste Management business, and will oversee the Beauty & Grooming and Litter Accessories business. The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication, strong negotiations and vendor manager experience, the ability to analyze and communicate complex terms, margin structure and work well across other teams including Finance, Inventory Management, and Site Experience. Keys to success also include strong ownership values, a passion for innovation, and hustle. The location can be based out of Fort Lauderdale, Seattle, or Boston.

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage a high growth business across a diverse group of brands
  • Help launch new vendors and products with urgency
  • Ensure both Category and supporting teams are ready to drive significant growth in this business; develop and execute strategies across marketing, product and supply chain to support this growth while managing inventory/financial risk for Chewy.
  • Own the full Replenisnables P&L with direct ownership of the Waste Management P&L; drive toward sales and profit targets on a weekly/monthly/quarterly basis.
  • Negotiate deal structures across vendor partners with a focus on long term growth and scale
  • Interject new insights and ideas for improving customer experience and improving financials while holding true to Chewy fundamentals

What You'll Need:

  • Minimum of 8+ years in category management, account management, product management, financial analysis and/or marketing in a retail/ecomm organization (ecomm preferred)
  • Minimum of 8+ years negotiation experience
  • Manager experience of a small team
  • Strong in Excel; SQL a bonus. 
  • BA/BS (MBA preferred)
  • Position may require travel
  • An accomplished range of skill from high-level strategic thinking to working with external partners.
  • Demonstrated excellent business judgment with strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong analytical abilities and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to use both formal and informal influencing skills across Chewy’s cross-matrix organization is critical to success in this role.

Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members. If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, and you need an accommodation during the application process or to perform these job requirements, or if you need a religious accommodation, please contact [email protected].


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What are Chewy Perks + Benefits

Chewy Benefits Overview

We offer competitive salaries and 401k, unlimited time off, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, in addition to wellness programs, online communities, and resources for improved physical and mental health... enabling you to be your best self - in and outside of work. With mentorship programs, employee resource groups, cross-functional job trainings, events, and customized development tracks for advancement, we're proud to help develop and promote our team members from within.

True to our business, we're pet-friendly and have fun pet-related perks like Paw-ternity leave for new pup parents and Chewy employee discounts. We offer countless volunteer opportunities, recreational club teams, company outings, happy hours, and team events to enable you to bond with fellow Chewtopians and have some fun!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
We're currently 100% remote due to caution and care for the health & well-being of our team. Post-pandemic, we plan to operate in a combination of onsite and remote, with logistics still being defined
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a commuter transit, parking, and dependent care FSA.
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Pet friendly
Recreational clubs
Chewy sponsors office sports leagues year-round.
Relocation assistance
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross-functional lunch and learns.
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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