Category Manager, Luxury Goods

Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Duty Free Shop - Windsor, ON (30+ days ago)

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The Windsor-Detroit Tunnel Duty Free Shop is creating a legacy of luxury on the travel retail landscape. We are a family owned and operated business serving Windsor-Detroit commuters and travellers for over 30 years. We have established a foundation of excellence through our premium product selection and providing exceptional customer service, that we are continuing to build upon today. We are looking for a dynamic and determined business oriented person to join our team, to add to the synergy of our growing company through this exciting opportunity.

Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Sales and Operations, the Category Manager (Luxury Goods) is responsible for maximizing sales and profit through revenue and margin objectives, sales development, procurement, and promotional programs. This incumbent has an extensive working knowledge and demonstrated success in the fragrance, cosmetic and fashion industries combined with an in depth understanding of marketing and sales.

Essential Qualifications:

· Minimum of 5 years experience in procurement, sales management and marketing

· Ability to develop and execute strategic category programs

· Proven skills in budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, brand management and strategic sourcing

· Manage supplier portfolios and foster beneficial relationships

· Demonstrated ability to manage and train sales specialists

· Experience in sales and marketing analysis and inventory management

· Preparation of weekly and monthly category reports

· Impeccable written and verbal communication skills, detailed orientated and analytical

· Proven leadership, interpersonal, time management, organizational, negotiation and motivation skills

· Ability to prioritize, work under pressure, thrives in a multi tasking fast paced environment, diplomacy in collaborating with colleagues on a daily basis

· Strong project management, conflict resolution and human relations skills

· Must be customer centric with a solution oriented approach to solving problems

· Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Excel is a must)

· Minimum requirement of a University degree or diploma in related field

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Experience:

  • Category Management: 5 years (Preferred)