FleetPride Associate Category Manager in Las Colinas, Texas

About FleetPride, Inc. With annual revenues of approximately $1 billion, FleetPride is North America’s premier and largest independent distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer replacement parts. The company owns and operates 250 branches in 45 states, as well as 5 distribution centers and 5 discrete manufacturing facilities. As the market leader, FleetPride sells 4.5x the unit volume of the next largest independent competitor. FleetPride carries a full line of nationally-recognized, brand name parts, as well as an assortment of exclusive-brand parts, offering over 180,000 SKUs to 85,000 customers. The company offers in-house remanufactured products such as brake shoes and driveline components and provides truck and trailer repair services at many locations. Summary The Associate Category Manager is responsible supporting the Category Management team for a select portfolio of products; inclusive of all product line strategy, planning, pricing, marketing, sourcing and supply management. Providing analytic and technical expertise to the department, and working cross-functionally across departments, the Associate Category Manager will help execute merchandising strategies as defined by the Category Managers. Category management is responsible for strategies that maximize total contribution, while meeting key business objectives such as quality, availability, and security of supply. The Associate Category Manager will also assist in developing relevant strategies under the direction of the Category Director and Managers. The position reports to a Director of Category Management and is located at the company’s headquarters in Las Colinas. Responsibilities

  • Analysis: Leverage sales trends, spend analytics, external market intelligence, and competitive information to enable fact-based decision making. Review product line opportunities as assigned.

  • Supplier Management:

  • Assist in data integrity, including cross-reference, product attribute collection, documentation, and other supplier related communication.

  • Ensure suppliers are performing to contracted service levels and meeting field expectations. When performance issues emerge, interact with suppliers to ensure efficient resolution.

  • Project Management: Lead or contribute to projects as assigned: Examples: Reduce surplus and obsolete inventory, identify opportunities for cross-functional process improvement, and execute category management strategies such as assortment roll-outs. Requirements Key Attributes

  • Strong financial, quantitative, and analytical skills

  • A flexible, dynamic, self-demanding and proactive individual; able to motivate him/herself and others; a natural bias for action and ability work effectively in a dynamic environment

  • Excellent communication skills, including written, verbal and presentation skills; comfortable and credible with both internal stakeholders and external audiences

  • Embraces fact-based decision making and naturally seeks to leverage sales data, spend analytics, and competitive intelligence

  • 3+ years of experience in a retail or wholesale environment

  • Demonstrated ability to influence others through both direct and indirect networks; a consensus builder and change agent

  • Experience with professional category management including product line strategy reviews, planning, and product specification creation across a series of categories is preferred

  • Experience in supplier management; able to engage with suppliers to drive performance

  • Possesses strong commercial acumen, negotiation skills, and track record for capturing value

Other Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred

  • Able to travel up to 10 %

Requisition Number:: 16-0727

Post Date:: 1/20/2017

Title:: Associate Category Manager

Job Type:: Full Time

City:: Las Colinas

State:: TX