Date Posted : 7/9/10


Company Name: Sears

Title: eCommerce, Sr. Category Manager
Type: Full Time

Duration: Permanent
Salary: Commensurate - Commensurate

Location: Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA, 60179

Sears Holdings Management Corporation provides corporate services to Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) and its family of companies, including Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.

The Senior Category Manager for Direct Commerce is responsible for managing Online Merchandise Managers and Online Merchandisers as well as indirect support team members to develop and execute merchandising strategies. The position includes full P&L responsibility. This position reports directly to the DMM for Online Merchandising.

Ideal candidate will:

• Direct customer centric strategies and execution for multiple categories. Serving like a General Manager, the candidate will influence and develop relationships with the B&M merchants to ensure has best-in-class product assortments for key categories. In addition, the candidate will work with the Online Product Management team to plan and develop key features and functionality to drive sales, margin and customer engagement.

• Have the ability to influence and lead cross-functional teams in a matrix organization that includes B&M Merchandising, Online Marketing and Promotions, Product Management, Inventory and others

• Have deep knowledge of the ecommerce space including competitive strategies, industry trends, consumer trends and sales strategies

• Have the ability to influence, interact and communicate to upper level management

• Demonstrate leadership skills, build teams, and motivate associates

• Communicate and keep upper management informed regarding business performance and trends

• Demonstrate deep financial acumen and strong decision making skills

• Think in a data driven way with the ability to scale strategies through technological capabilities

• Negotiate and solve conflict

• Coach and direct online merchandising team


Responsibilities include:

• Full P&L responsibility across multiple product categories

• Development of customer centric selling strategies

• Optimization of existing functionality and influence over the creation and prioritization of new functionality

• Leadership, relationship building, strategic guidance, and the removal of barriers

• High level promotional planning and the evolution of execution tactics Experience required

• Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university required; MBA preferred

• 3 - 5 years related online category management experience, 4 - 6 years with a mix of merchandising, onsite marketing and offsite marketing experience

• Must have strong affinity for internet/multi-channel retailing and work well in large team matrix organizations

As a Sears professional, your career path options will be determined by your performance as well as your desire to advance further within the Sears organization. You'll also get some of the best benefits in the industry: -Medical, Dental and Legal Plans -Flexible Spending Accounts -Associate Discounts -Group Universal Life Insurance -Long-Term Disability Insurance -Long-Term Care Insurance -Business Travel Accident Insurance -Short-Term Disability -Vacation/Personal and National Holidays -WorkLife Solutions Please Note: Different eligibility rules apply to certain benefits. Some businesses do not offer all benefits shown

A comprehensive and competitive benefit program is designed to meet the needs of our associates and their families. Benefits eligibility depends on employment classification, location, and other variables. Benefits offered include:

Medical and Dental Plans

Health Care and Dependent Daycare Flexible Spending Accounts

Short and Long-Term Disability

Company Paid and Optional Life Insurance

Business Travel Insurance

Merchandise Discount

Adoption Assistance

Kmart Advantage Rx

ConSern Loans for Education

Worklife Solutions

Voluntary Benefits

Commuter Benefits

Sears Holdings Corporation Associate Stock Purchase Plan

401(k) Savings Plan

Vacation Time with Personal Days

National Holidays

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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