The average salary for a Category Manager in Mississauga, Ontario is C$75,587.
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Job Description for Category Manager
A category manager determines the layout of products in a store, using sophisticated demographic data to assess possible product assortment schemes, select an option, ensure the selected scheme is employed, and monitor the scheme's performance. Along with organizing a product assortment scheme, a category manager also creates charts and diagrams so that the company's annual plans are broken down into seasonal and monthly assortment change calendars. Along with dealing with product assortment, a…Read more
Category Manager Tasks
- Manage, improve and recommend the product assortment for the company.
- Verify plans and provide explanations for variances in budgeted sales and gross profit.
- Identify leverage opportunities, work with procurement, negotiate contracts, supply agreements and programs.
- Develop annual category plans which include current situation analysis, vision and strategy and specific category plans.
- Narrow categories and work with suppliers to narrow products supplied to the company.
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Popular Skills for Category Manager
Skills in Microsoft Excel, Market Research, Strategic Marketing and Strategic Sales are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Contract Negotiation.
Pay by Experience Level for Category Manager
An early career Category Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$77,419 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Category Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$70,429 based on 7 salaries. An experienced Category Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$76,505 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$82,675.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Category Manager in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 17.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (10.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Vancouver, British Columbia (18.3% less), Montréal, Québec (10.1% less) and Burlington, Ontario (4.9% less).
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