Category Management Director Salary

The average salary for a Category Management Director is $109,348 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$81,368 - $144,498
MEDIAN: $109,347

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$85,474 - $168,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Job Description for Category Management Director

Category management directors develop sales strategies, as well as train and help develop employees so that they can put these ideas into practice. On a day-to-day basis, these directors are responsible for managing budgets, developing strong relationships with clients, analyzing data, and overseeing special projects. They are also in charge of developing retail data systems and modifying them as needed, as well as working with retailers and internal staff to make strategic decisions related to their brand. Category management directors must be able to work effectively with executives, colleagues, subordinates and any external partners as well.


Category Management Director Tasks

  • Utilize category management process principles to meet or exceed goals and objectives.
  • Mentor, train, and lead the category management team.
  • Design, develop, and implement strategies to optimize distribution, pricing, and shelving.

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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 94%
vision benefits Vision: 87% employee benefits None: 2%