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SR. CATEGORY MANAGER, E-COMMERCE FASHION

  • Location: Universal City, Los Angeles, California
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 8 days ago

  • Expiry Date: 15 August 2021

​​Job Description:

THE ROLE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Category manger is someone who oversees and drives revenue.

  • Oversee Licensees or manufacture suppliers that make products for retailers.

  • Have to be very knowledgeable about this role. This is about Fashion and Apparel.

  • Need someone that really understands the Apparel world. Understands Fashion.

  • How to manage licensees suppliers. Also, how to pull together a product assortment by the understanding of the Fashion industry (women’s, kids, adult, etc.).

  • Pulling together a merchant background. Ideally someone that’s worked as a Buyer at a specific retailer that is more fashion based (Gap, Old Navy, Levi’s, Vans, etc.), but on the E-commerce side, not the brick and mortar stores.

  • Familiar with E-commerce contracts.

  • Dealing with E-commerce is very different than brick and mortar because they tend to want more marketing.

  • Definitely need to know about product development. Will be working with product development team.

  • Someone that can work with retail marketing.

  • Need them to be an e-commerce experts.

  • Someone that’s worked at Media/Entertainment is fine, but also open to search with Apparel companies (Gap, Old Navy, Levi, Vans, Macy’s, Target, etc.). Any retailers that have buyers, Omni buyers.

  • Brands that are Apparel brands especially in the kids space a good place to go to.

  • Proficient in Keynote and Excel.

  • Must have Fashion background.

  • Universal Brand Development globally drives expansion of the company's intellectual properties, franchises, characters and stories through innovative physical and digital products, content, and consumer experiences. Along with franchise brand management, Universal Brand Development's core businesses include Consumer Products and Games and Digital Platforms based on the company's extensive portfolio of intellectual properties created by Universal Pictures, Illumination and DreamWorks Animation. Universal Brand Development is part of , a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation. www.universalbranddevelopment.com.

SUMMARY:

  • The Sr. Category Manager E-commerce is responsible for managing assigned categories in the Fashion & Living business, driving the overall category e-comm strategy for the specific assigned categories, and managing key licensee relationships in support of brands, across our Film, TV and other IP 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage e-commerce Fashion & Living category development plans for Entertainment Brands such as Jurassic World, Trolls, and Minions for key retailers such as but not limited to Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Target.com

  • Understands the needs/nuances of each consumer segment within the e-commerce channel and identifies opportunities to support and grow each segment

  • Manage licensee matrix, strategy, forecasting, and assortment optimization for e-commerce specific licensees to improve e-commerce market share penetration via a thorough analysis of e-commerce business plans and channel support strategy

  • Manage annual budget planning and quarterly revenue forecasting for assigned categories

  • Negotiate e-commerce specific licensee contracts (inclusive of digital marketing support)

  • Partner with Product Development team to drive process optimization and e-commerce speed to market initiatives

  • Partner with Data Analytics team to analyze and measure relevant KPI’s, digital metrics, and trends; translate into actionable insights + business objectives

  • Partner with Retail Marketing team to develop comprehensive digital marketing plans to drive brand awareness, traffic and conversion

  • Maintain current knowledge of retail industry, e-commerce channel and customer insights to identify strategic trends and opportunities to identify new, innovative business models

  • Be an e-commerce expert and champion for internal and external partners; educate on product listing, conversion rate, optimization, and search rank improvement

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Business, Marketing, or Management & Entrepreneurship)

  • 7+ years of e-commerce experience, strong merchandising experience in related industry, ideally in merchandising, vendor management or business intelligence.

  • e-commerce expert for internal and external partners

  • Proficient in Keynote and Excel

  • Strong relationship building & negotiation skills

  • Strong communication & presentation skills

  • Strong analytical skills & strategic thinking

  • Flexible/ability to adjust to changing business environment

  • Innovative, entrepreneurial and creative thinker

  • Team player

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS:

  • e-commerce skill set in multiple disciplines including selection and inventory planning, digital marketing, e-commerce operations (supply chain & logistics), and P&L management

  • Experience with search optimization, maximizing digital marketing ROAS and e-commerce UX

  • Experience in social commerce is a plus

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