Product Category Specialist - Medical
Company: Henry Schein, Inc.
Posted on: November 23, 2021
Assists in implementing business and marketing plans developed by
the Product Category Manager. Support PCM in maintaining less
complex supplier partner relationships and may support less complex
product categories or sub-major categories as directed by the
Product Category Manager. Responsibilities include, but are not
limited to new item review and set up, item information maintenance
and new supplier set-ups as well as direct advertising development
and placement. Responsible to ensure timely and accurate response
to internal/external customer inquiries.
*KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: *
CATEGORY MANAGEMENT: Coordinate with Manager, with direction,
regarding all activities surrounding performance of the categories
for which they are responsible. May include: sales and market share
analysis, identifying underperforming categories, coordinating
plans and programs to drive sales and market share in both branded
and private brand products. May support in development of private
brand product additions and line extensions. Coordinate new vendor
set up, new item set up and all item maintenance including item
description clean-up, entering item substitutions or item alternate
when needed, cross references, and assisting with quarterly freight
NEW PRODUCT ACTIVITIES: In collaboration with the PCM, determines
which products will be accepted and/or rejected. Supports the
process of all new product submissions. Ensures all necessary
information is obtained from the supplier to facilitate a timely
review. Supports pricing, forecast and opening order quantities.
Executes process of new item code creation, web attributes and
descriptions and development of catalog copy. Works closely with
suppliers and PCM to support the development of a promotional plan
for a successful launch.
CURRENT PRODUCT LINE MANAGEMENT: In collaboration and with
direction from the PCM, determine products and pricing to be
featured in all flyers for respective product categories. May
produce layout and pricing spreadsheets. Supports buying deals with
suppliers and executes proper communication and implementation to
Inventory Management. Supporting functions related to performance
rebates, product promotions, contract pricing, and item
restriction. Performs review of marketing product classifications
and item descriptions to ensure the integrity of product content.
Accountable for A-system and/or ecommerce classifications, item
descriptions and images to ensure the integrity of product content.
Under direction, reviews and approves products identified by SKU
Optimization for stocking, non-stocking and inventory returns.
Review, analyze, and appropriately communicate price change
notifications. In collaboration with PCM, may perform competitive
pricing analysis and determines selling prices of all products in
the respective categories
CHANNEL MARKETING: Manages layout and presentation for respective
categories in all channel media and marketing platforms within
OTHER: Participates in special projects and performs other duties
KNOWLEDGE: Intermediate level professional; developing knowledge
within own discipline. Some evaluation, originality or ingenuity
required to perform tasks. Frequently apply the fundamental
concepts, practices, and procedures of a particular field. Apply
company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.
COMPLEXITY: Work on problems of limited to moderate scope and
impact where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a
variety of factors. Analyze possible solutions using standard
procedures to solve straightforward problems. Exercise judgment
within defined procedures and practice to determine appropriate
action. Build productive internal/external working
SUPERVISION: Receive a moderate level of instruction on day-to-day
work and detailed instruction and guidance on new projects or
*MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE: *
Typically 2 to 4 years of related professional experience.
*PREFERRED EDUCATION: *
Typically a Bachelor's Degree or global equivalent in related
*GENERAL SKILLS & COMPETENCIES: *
Basic understanding of industry practices
General proficiency with tools, systems, and procedures
Basic planning/organizational skills and techniques
Good decision making, analysis and problem solving skills
Good verbal and written communication skills
Basic presentation and public speaking skills
Basic interpersonal skills
Developing professional credibility
*SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: *
A-system and ecommerce platform knowledge preferred.
Strong PC skills including Microsoft Word and Excel.
Must have good analytical skills and must have good communication
Must be able to multi-task and work in a team environment.
*PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS: *
Typically, to advance to a new job level, TSMs must demonstrate
professional behavior and should consistently be at the high-end of
meets expectations or consistently exceed expectations.
TRAVEL / PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Travel typically less than 10%. Office environment. No special
physical demands required.
/Henry Schein, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and
does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis
of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry,
disability that can be reasonably accommodated without undue
hardship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age,
citizenship, marital or veteran status, or any other legally
/For more information about career opportunities at Henry Schein,
please visit our website at/:/www.henryschein.com/careers/
Title: Product Category Specialist - Medical
Requisition ID: R117258
Keywords: Henry Schein, Inc., New Haven , Product Category Specialist - Medical, Healthcare , Melville, Connecticut
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