Associate Category Manager - Women's & Kids

Requisition ID:  4014
Job Location(s): 

Westwood, MA, US, 02090


As Associate Category Manager for the Women’s & Kids Collection, you will support execution of the global line plan to meet the strategic goals and long-term vision of the HEYDUDE brand.  This role is highly collaborative and coordinates across multiple functions. You will apply effective communication & organizational skills to support the product creation process from end-to-end.  

What You'll Do

  • Passion & understanding of the footwear industry.
  • Support execution of seasonal brand & category objectives; assistance in line planning & briefing, special or off-timeline project management, system management, timeline management, presentation support, and cross-functional communication.
  • Head up the Centric PLM system for categories throughout the product creation process with assistance from a cross-functional team.  Estimated to account for 25% of the workload.
  • Own sample tracking & management within the corporate office.  Responsible for product room organization and frequent change of season showcasing. Estimated to account for 25% of workload.
  • Coordination of meeting setup with cross-functional partners.  Inclusive of planning, organization, and room/sample setup.  
  • Learn triad best practices & product creation lifecycle, ensuring product intent, costing targets & timelines are being met.
  • Baseline knowledge in consumer, competitor, and marketplace; build overviews to maintain a strong pulse to help identify new category opportunities & leverage takeaways during key breakthroughs.
  • Build analytical skills with historical & real-time performance data using an insight-to-action approach to support decision-making.
  • Support go-to-market with product naming, product copy briefing & editing, and cross-functional communication on changes to product or timing.


What You'll Bring to the Table

  • 1-3 years product line management experience.
  • Strong organizational skills & attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills and works collaboratively.
  • Willingness to go-with-the-flow in a start-up culture.
  • A passion for understanding consumer, culture, market & trends with a distinguished taste-level and eye for commerciality.
  • Seeks to understand multiple points of view, maintain a learning mentality, and expresses viewpoints with confidence.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills; specifically, within PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Desire to learn & hone analytical skills and an actioned-oriented approach to data.
  • Creative, out-of-the-box thinking to challenge the status quo.
  • Ability to travel.  Estimated 5-10%.




The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We accept applications on an ongoing basis.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability, or any other classification protected by law.


Title: Associate Category Manager - Women's & Kids 

Salary or Pay Range: $62,000 - $72,000  

Workplace Persona: Collaborator  

Pay offered will vary based on job-related factors such as location, experience, training, skills, and abilities.


This position is eligible to participate in a company incentive program. 


This position is eligible for company benefits including but not limited to medical, dental, and vision coverage, life and AD&D, short and long-term disability coverage, paid time off, employee assistance, participation in a 401k program that includes company match, and many other additional voluntary benefits. 


Job Category: Corporate  

Nearest Major Market: Boston