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RK Brand


Category Manager


Corporate Office - Palmyra, PA

Job Purpose

The major responsibility of this role will be to provide customers with insights into their categories as well as the competitive market. The role also reports information internally to management on the status of category performance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Full category P&L responsibility
  • Program management to improve terms, discounts, and overall category profitability
  • Promotional planning and analysis to improve vendor participation and profitability
  • New product development and selection of proper product mix.
  • Close cooperation, training with all sales teams to develop profitable, efficient programs
  • Work with inventory manager to effectively manage product life cycle from inception to end of life
  • Coordinate packaging design requirements between vendors and Marketing.
  • Manage competitive retail reporting, pricing.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent analytical, negotiation, communication, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to interact with Marketing as well as key Account Management and lead multiple projects and people simultaneously
  • Strong leadership, presentation, and influencing skills.
  • Proven track record with P&L management performance.
  • Proficient in Excel & PowerPoint
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field and/or prior experience in Purchasing/Product management.
  • Must be able to travel occasionally.

Physical Demands/Environment

  • Regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; talk; hear; use close vision; ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; use distance and color vision.
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel or crouch; taste; smell; lift and/or move up to 100 pounds; use peripheral vision; depth perception; work in wet or humid conditions; work near moving mechanical parts; work in high places; exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals; subject to vibrations.
  • The noise level is usually moderate.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Additional Information

Posted:  January 29, 2020
Type: Full-time



Mail Resume to:
724 Lawn Rd
Palmyra, PA 17078

No telephone calls please.

DAS is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive starting salary and benefit package including: Medical/RX/Dental/Vision insurance, life insurance, 401(K) retirement plan, travel expense package, vacation and holiday pay.