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Category Development Manager

Cardone Industries is looking to hire a dynamic person to join our Channel Management group as a Category Development Manager, managing 4-10 employees.  Ideal candidates will possess the following capabilities:

  • Leadership
  • Strong Presentation and Communication Skills
  • Supply Chain Principles
  • Self-Directed and Resourceful
  • Strategic and Creative Thinking
  • Project Management
  • Financial Analysis

Also the following technical skills:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Basic SAP Knowledge


  • Up to 40% Travel Required

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages a team of Category Development Analysts and oversees category planning process at all customers in coordination with Product Management and Senior Sales Leadership. 
  • Cultivate on-going relationships with customers' Merchandising and Supply Chain teams to develop trust and continued cooperation in the product deployment, planning and replenishment processes.
  • Determine, record, and track customers' needs, metrics and top business goals to better align assortment and distribution strategies.
  • Coordinate the continued management of customer assortment and distribution to maximize sales and minimize waste at all levels of the supply chain.
  • Analyze product life cycle, sales trends, market data, vehicle population, customer segmentation, failure rates, demographics, climate, geography, and other relevant inputs.
  • Create and maintain a database of Point of Sale and Inventory data for Cardone products in the market.
  • Identify up and coming applications and work with the Inventory and Forecast Management teams to develop adequate supply solutions. 
  • Present actionable customer/product line/part specific recommendations. 
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