Category Operation Lead, 1st Party Devices - 5727

Project Description:

Looking for a Category Operation Lead to support the Senior Category Manager for 1st Party Device Go To Market Enablement and team in providing thought leadership, process insights, and data analytics to drive business growth in North America through an increased focus on both long range planning and short term strategies around supply management.

Ideal candidates should have the following strengths or skills:

  • Consumer Marketing Strategy and Tactical Planning
  • Self-Starter
  • Proactive and Resourceful
  • Project Management
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Strong Communications
  • Collaboration and Leadership

Description of Services: 

  • Help maximize sales and drive the sell-in process alongside Sales and with Retail Partners through long lead planning and weekly PO Review and Realization.
  • Work cross-functionally with Supply Chain teams, Sales, and Category Marketing to escalate issues and variances to plans with a focus on driving toward resolutions.
  • Work with the Accounts to develop an allocation plan to line up with the goals and optimize with supply availability and category objectives.
  • Maintain process and tools that allow us to better analyze and drive our readiness for key sales motions, launches, events and plans overall at each Account.
  • Identify gaps and opportunities in plans and processes and drive accountability through facts and data.
  • Manage POR/Assortment Price List Timing and Assortments

About Simplicity

From strategy to execution, Simplicity Consulting is the preferred marketing and business consultancy for the new world of work. We help companies accelerate growth, add a fresh perspective, and increase capacity—at the speed of business—with access to our curated community of marketing, communications, and business operations experts.

Simplicity is a five-time Inc. 5000 honoree as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America and has been recognized as one of Washington’s largest women-owned companies by Puget Sound Business Journal. Female-founded and -run, we’re committed to helping everyone thrive in today’s workplace.

Equal opportunity employer

Simplicity is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and supportive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


  • Health: Medical (HSA or PPO) and Vision
  • Voluntary Insurances: Dental, Disability, Life, and AD&D
  • 401K with employer match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Paid holidays
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