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Category Merchandising Manager

Company: The HON Company
Location: Muscatine
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Job Description:

The HON Company, the largest operating company of HNI Corporation and North America’s leader in providing workplace furnishing solutions, is in search of a Manager, Category Merchandising to join our team in Muscatine, IA or Chicago, IL!

The Manager, Category Merchandising is responsible for managing all of the merchandising activity in their assigned category.  This position will influence and drive the overall performance of the categories through financial planning, establishing revenue targets, developing pricing strategies, and allocating open capacity.

Some of the essential aspects of the position include:

  • Oversees bringing products to life through managing cross-functional relationships, product pricing, and project management to ensure on-time product launches. 
  • Develops and communicates category strategic visions and goals, from a customer and marketplace perspective, to support profitable unit sales growth.
  • Ensures merchandise strategies and assortment plans meet business objectives and align with customer needs.
  • Establishes marketing programs, rebates, pricing and terms for all channels.  Builds strong relationships and exercises flexibility in approach to negotiate with internal and external stakeholders.

What it takes:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in Business, Communications, Finance or related field
  • At least 3 years of relevant business experience required, 5 years preferred.
  • Preference for merchandise expertise in categories with emphasis on design and style.
  • Effectively manages areas of responsibility to achieve financial targets based on knowledge of merchandising concepts.
  • Strong financial acumen, analysis and synthesis skills with track record of success and exceeding results.
  • Builds and maintains productive cross-functional partnerships to realize high quality, well communicated, predictable outcomes.

We look forward to hearing from you! 

Why HNI Corporation?

HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and building products, operating under two segments.  The workplace furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands.  The residential building products segment is the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products, which include a full array of gas, electric, wood, and pellet-burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, facings, and accessories. 

As one of the larger employers in Iowa, HNI Corporation has been ranked by Industry Week magazine as one of the “Top 100 Best Managed Companies in the World”, by Fortune magazine as “The Most Admired Company” in the furniture industry; and named by Chief Executive Magazine as one of the world’s best companies for leadership development.

The HON Company is the largest operating company of HNI Corporation and North America’s leader in providing workplace furniture solutions.  Award winning designers and forward-thinking engineers never stop looking to advance our products, creating furniture that’s easier to use and more importantly, furniture that makes you more comfortable.  HON office furniture is designed by people who are empowered to do what’s best. For our customers. For each other. And for our communities. 

We invite you to visit us at www.HNICorp.com for the best visual overview of our organization.


Keywords: The HON Company, Davenport , Category Merchandising Manager, Other , Muscatine, Iowa

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