Category Manager

The Rounds

The Rounds

Alexandria, VA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024
The Rounds is the portal for managing everything that comes in/out of your home, i.e. your AI-powered personal Psychic Home Manager. Our mission is to make everyday choices effortless and more sustainable than the alternative. The Rounds automates the "inventory management" of the stuff you use every day, starting with weekly delivery and refill of essential consumer goods via our own scheduled two-way last mile logistics network. We’re backed by the best VC partners, including Andreesseen Horowitz, Redpoint, First Round and Construct Capital.
We are looking for a dynamic and analytical Category Manager to join our team! As a Category Manager, you will be responsible for the overall merchandising strategy and assortment decisions for your assigned categories. You will ensure our product assortment reflects our commitment to convenience and sustainability. You should have a passion for consumers, a deep understanding of market trends, and the ability to partner cross-functionally to create the best brand and Member experience.

You Will:

  • Develop and execute a comprehensive category strategy that appeals to The Rounds Members, focusing on assortment productivity, pricing optimization, and promotional planning while identifying future opportunities to monetize offerings and meet Member needs.
  • Oversee day-to-day vendor relationships, including vendor selection, cost negotiations, and performance management to ensure the best value and quality for our Members.
  • Curate a compelling and relevant product assortment tailored to the preferences and needs of The Rounds Members.
  • Own the financial performance of your category portfolio, with a focus on achieving and exceeding financial targets, including sales, margin, and inventory turnover.
  • Utilize data insights gathered from internal systems and external sources to inform product assortment, pricing, and promotions.
  • Continuously monitor and report on category and item-level KPIs and performance metrics, making data-driven recommendations for improvement.
  • Effectively partner with and influence cross-functional teams including Supply Chain, Operations, Marketing, Finance, and Product Development to ensure cohesive strategy execution and goal achievement.

You Are:

  • Knowledgeable in Merchandising, Financial Planning and Supply Chain
  • Analytical and detail-oriented, with a data-driven decision-making approach
  • Capable of taking initiative, ownership and accountability for the business
  • Creative, dynamic and comfortable working in fast paced environments with an eye for detail
  • Curious about trends in the wider marketplace and determining if and how they can be replicated at The Rounds
  • Passionate about sustainability. You are excited to lead sustainability efforts through initiatives like reusable packaging and Eco-friendly innovations

You Have:

  • 4+ Years of experience in Merchandising, Category Management, or Retail with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Experience in the food and grocery industry, bonus if you’ve worked directly with local businesses
  • Experience negotiating with vendors
  • Strong analytical skills and are comfortable working with Excel, Google Sheets, and data visualization tools (Tableau, Looker, Omni, Mode, etc)
Here at The Rounds, we’re looking for fast learners with a passion for sustainability. People succeed in our Company culture when they are intensely focused on our Members and are energized by and have the work ethic to solve hard problems Our goal is to do the best work of our careers here.
You’re encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn’t precisely match the job description, especially if your career has taken some extraordinary twists and turns. We have a diverse set of problems to solve and need a diverse set of perspectives to imagine a greener future and build what’s missing; including but not limited to race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, and dis/ability.