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Category Manager

Company: Tenneco
Location: Southfield
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Job Description:

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

Category Manager

Reporting to the Director, Category Management, the Category Manager is responsible for comprehensive analytics support for assigned products. The role will enable optimized availability by leveraging our best-in-class sales tracking, assortment planning and inventory optimization tools. This critical, highly-visible role will also act as SME in market dynamics for assigned product lines. The Category Manager will collaborate with adjacent DRiV teams to add value for customers via related business disciplines, including market intelligence, strategic pricing, category management and supply chain.


  • Manage customer inventory assortments in assigned categories
    • Review store-level stocking data
    • Recommend adjustments to optimize local coverage
    • Leverage syndicated research, primary research and available transactional data to develop knowledge of assigned categories
    • Work in partnership with brand marketing to inform strategies and measure ROI of related activities
    • Develop data-focused relationships with assigned customers, utilizing available resources to provide category and business insights
    • Analyze data across assigned categories to identify emerging trends and opportunities for DRiV and our customers
    • Lead development of content for category reviews and sales presentations
    • Present category overviews and insights to customers, business partners, internal teams and DRiV leadership
    • Complete detailed competitive and category landscape analysis
    • Act as category subject matter expert for all customer data requests

      Key competencies:
      • Strong analytical skills required
      • Excellent communication and presentation skills
      • Education - Bachelor's Degree minimum
      • Minimum 2 years of experience in Category Management or related field
      • Proficient in Excel, with experience in BI tools (Tableau, QlikView, Power BI, etc.)
      • Experience with Microsoft Azure and Power BI a plus
      • Experience working with retail organizations strongly preferred
      • Automotive background a plus
      • CMA certification favorable
        An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Tenneco, Southfield , Category Manager, Executive , Southfield, Michigan

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