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Wayfair Category Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

<p><strong><em>This position is based in Boston, MA. This is a hybrid role that requires a minimum of four days on-site per week.</em></strong></p>

<p><strong><strong data-stringify-type="bold"><em data-stringify-type="italic">At this time, Wayfair is unable to hire candidates that require visa sponsorship now or in the future for this position.</em></strong></strong></p>

<p>Who We Are</p>

<p>The Category Management team offers a unique opportunity to drive strategy for Wayfair’s largest product categories through tight internal and external partnership. We serve as ambassadors of the product categories we manage. We are at the forefront as Wayfair redefines the supplier experience as a platform, giving suppliers more data, more transparency, and more control while retaining the high-touch elements that make working with Wayfair exceptional. Internally, we leverage a diverse set of cross-functional partners to execute our strategic vision. As a Manager on the Category Management team, you will be expected to define overarching goals and strategy within your category, problem-solve, articulate and execute against tactical plans, and manage key business metrics. Members of the team must be able to expertly negotiate internally and externally, while also being effective project managers.</p>

<p><em>How is this opportunity unique?</em></p>

<p>The Category Management team interacts with our suppliers every day. We like candidates with consultative mindsets who want to work with external partners. Collaborative partnerships are a hallmark of a relationship with Wayfair.</p>

<p>Wayfair is a data-driven environment. Candidates with experience using data to drive decision-making are great matches.</p>

<p>We move fast and take risks. If you have experience at a start-up or in another fast-paced, risk-taking environment, you’d enjoy working at Wayfair. Be prepared to constantly evolve.</p>

<p>Strong communication is key. Category Managers have a 360° view into their suppliers and their category. You’ll need to be able to gain buy-in from senior leaders and cross-functional teams to accomplish your goals.</p>

<p>We like to have fun. Our team takes time each month to celebrate our wins and toast our accomplishments.&nbsp; We foster an environment that values balance, and we encourage personal development by offering a broad spectrum of opportunities for continuous development and mentorship.</p>

<p>What You'll Do</p>

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<p>Have ownership over a category plan to achieve revenue and profitability goals</p>

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<p>Build strong relationships with existing suppliers and execute negotiations to secure best pricing and promotional support</p>

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<p>Analyze data to strategize profit growth opportunities for the category and for specific supplier partners</p>

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<p>Advance catalog expansion by identifying selection gaps, prioritizing new item production, and developing relationships with target suppliers</p>

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<p>Identify sales, merchandising, and operational opportunities for the category and collaborate with internal teams to drive change (Planning, Advertising, Merchandising, Operations, PR, Finance, Customer Service, Business Intelligence)</p>

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<p>Analyze and anticipate competitor marketing, selection, and pricing strategy</p>

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<p>Attend tradeshows to visit key suppliers (4-8 times per year)<br><br></p>

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<p>What You'll Need</p>

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<p>5+ years of ecommerce, corporate retail, or management consulting experience, preferred</p>

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<p>Articulate and persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal</p>

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<p>A track record of successful negotiation and relationship management skills</p>

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<p>An ability to hit the ground running – a confident, entrepreneurial self-starter</p>

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<p>Demonstrated senior presence, recognized as an effective manager</p>

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<p>An ability to manage and prioritize projects and to delegate tasks appropriately</p>

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<p>Innovative problem-solving skills – dissect and determine root causes of problems and implement solutions</p>

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<p>Proven experience of taking on big challenges and delivering despite obstacles and limited resources</p>

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<p>Experience managing others, preferred</p>

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</ul><div class="content-conclusion"><p><strong>Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities</strong></p>

<p>Wayfair is fully committed to providing equal opportunities for all individuals, including individuals with disabilities. As part of this commitment, Wayfair will make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified individuals with disabilities, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on business operations. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, please let us know by completing our&nbsp;<a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ElBqKaQYGR9j0NiQHQYCGbHkqKqN746Nk62pI32IyLU" target="_blank">Accomodations for Applicants form</a>.</p>

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<p><strong>About Wayfair Inc.</strong><br>Your personal data is processed in accordance with our Candidate Privacy Notice (https://www.wayfair.com/careers/privacy). If you have any questions or wish to exercise your rights under applicable privacy and data protection laws, please contact us at dataprotectionofficer@wayfair.com.</p></div>

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