Category Coordinator
Lee Valley
Ottawa, ON
4d ago

Job Title : Category Coordinator

Status : Full-Time

Reporting to : Category Manager

Location : Ottawa, Ontario

About us :

Since 1978, we have recognized that woodworking and gardening are, for many, a lifestyle choice. We enjoy a proud 40-year history by providing high quality woodworking, gardening, hobby, hardware, gift, and seasonal merchandise to customers around the globe.

Our claim to success is our customer renowned customer service; our employees are passionate people. We pride ourselves in providing quality in all products, whether it is developed and manufactured internally or sourced externally.

A position at Lee Valley is more than just a job we honor the time and dedication that our people give by providing sustained and meaningful employment.

We strive to provide a welcoming and supportive environment where learning and development are encouraged.

Overview :

  • Lee Valley is seeking a Category Coordinator for a permanent / full-time opportunity. Did you know that about 1 / 3 of our total sales volume is in products of our own design;
  • the balance is from items our Category Managers source from around the world. This is where you fit in.

    As the Category Coordinator, you report into a Category Manager, and are primarily involved with collecting and consolidating requirements and other insights in support of vendor management activities and the evaluation and onboarding of new products.

    You work closely as a liaison with vendors and internal partners to provide support on initiatives that drive the business and reinforce Lee Valley’s position as a trusted, compelling place for our customers to shop.

    You have great initiative and a passion for the customer. If this describes you, then we want to hear from you.

    What you’ll do :

  • Collect and maintains confidential records / files, prepares correspondence, reports, spreadsheets, departmental statistics and / or presentations with graphics
  • Collects, collates and validates information for new product / vendor entries on CW Direct, WMi and for the development of marketing collateral
  • Coordinates meetings, printing and collating information packages
  • Coordinates sample reviews and manages product samples throughout their lifecycle (receipt through disposal) for the product development group
  • Communicates and collates information for travel
  • Provides administrative support within the team and performs other special projects to support departmental activities, where required
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned
  • What you bring :

  • Post-secondary degree Business, Finance
  • Detail oriented with excellent organization and time-management skills
  • Ability to synthesize data, draw a conclusion, and make recommendations
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work with data in Excel using pivot tables and various other key Excel functions to analyze, organize and present data
  • Well organized and able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of category management or purchasing procedures an asset
  • Knowledge of Lee Valley product lines
  • What we provide :

  • Getting to apply new or existing skills and attending select complimentary workshops and seminars
  • Employee discount
  • Personalized birthday greeting card from our CEO, with gift card
  • And more!
  • We look forward to meeting you!

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