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Junior Category Manager


Junior Category Manager

Location: Canada

Department: Buying

JYSK is one of the world’s leading, and fastest-growing home furnishing retailers. First established in Denmark in 1979, JYSK operates retail stores which sell everything for your home throughout Europe and internationally and are now present across 52 countries with over 2,800 stores.

Although JYSK today is a global business, the company is managed based on its Scandinavian roots. This reflects in JYSK’s company culture and the way it does business.

The first Canadian JYSK store was opened in Coquitlam, BC in 1996. Today, JYSK operates 61 stores across Canada, including locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Québec.

JYSK Canada is currently seeking a Junior Category Manager to join our Buying department on a full-time basis. The position will be based in our head office in Coquitlam.

The Role:

As a Junior Category Manager, you will support our Category Manager with the strategy and development of product assortment to maximize sales and profitability of your designated portfolio. The position also includes close coordination with key teams and working on several projects at a time including planning campaigns, contract negotiations, inventory management, sales forecasting and digital strategy. This is a great opportunity for someone who loves retail and is interested in learning how to create a product range based on customers trends. After 12 to 24 months, you will lead and be responsible of your own product category based on your experience and ability to learn new concepts.

The Junior Category Manager will be a key member of the JYSK team and will be responsible for:

Product category management, which includes but is not limited to:

  • Act as the expert for your portfolio through market trends, competitor analysis, and consumer needs
  • Build product assortment, define sales mix and pricing strategy
  • Manage all the stages of the product life cycle (conception, product development, launch and phaseouts)
  • Maximize profitability and sales aligned with your financial targets
  • Identify growth and savings opportunity
  • Lead portfolio management by analyzing existing products performance and manage phaseout of slow sellers
  • Establish seasonal strategy and manage demand planning to ensure optimal inventory level
  • Collaborate with multiple departments to ensure your category success (including demand planning, marketing, e-commerce, store operations)

Sales and marketing management:

  • Work with Marketing team for all campaigns, from signing on to campaign start
  • Select the best products for each campaign and determine the optimal sales price
  • Evaluate and optimize campaigns based on performance results
  • Work cross-functionally with the Visual Merchandising team to ensure best display in-store to attract, engage consumers and improve customers experience
  • Partner with e-commerce team to create content online and drive more sales

The Right Candidate has:

  • 2-5 years of experience in retail buying or related field
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Advanced Excel skills and database knowledge with the ability to create reports and analyze statistics (V-Look ups, Pivot Tables, Formulas, etc.)
  • Is a self-motivated individual, with the ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational, verbal/written communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrates excellent teamwork, team-building, and project coordination skills
  • Builds and maintains lasting relationships with key internal/external business partners.
  • Is Adaptable and able to work in an environment with conflicting and changing priorities
  • Strong problem identification and problem resolution skills

What We Offer

  • Competitive Pay
  • Benefit Package
  • Staff Discount
  • Opportunities for Learning & Career Advancement

Please note: reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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JYSK Canada is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This principle applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, transfer, promotion and all other conditions of employment. As a company, we have developed l programs and policies that address and recognize our objective to ensure that our work environment remains free of discrimination and harassment of any kind and promotes and recognizes the diverse backgrounds of our Colleagues. JYSK Canada will accommodate both internal and external applications throughout the hiring process.

All employment decisions at JYSK are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, family status, disability or a conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended. We consider all applications on the basis of individual qualification for the particular position and we do so without regard to any unrelated factor and/or characteristic.

JYSK Canada is committed to the value of equal employment opportunity for all Colleagues and the innovation that diversity creates in the work environment. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process