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Category Development Manager

| Austin

Spreetail is a profitable and growing ecommerce company that builds technology, markets products and manages warehouses to offer the best prices on tens of thousands of items. Our purpose is to make a dent in the universe by delighting millions of customers, creating opportunity and wealth for our team, and revolutionizing the communities we touch. 

Spreetail is growing rapidly; our team is challenged every single day to outwork and outthink the competition. We move fast, and no one has the luxury to wait around for someone else to make the first move. We dive in, we learn, we adapt, sometimes we fail, but we never remain stagnant. 

We look for team members who embody our mantra: 

Be relentless. Pursue challenges. Act like an owner. Raise your bar. Practice humility. Make Spreetail better.

As a part of our Business Development team you are responsible for driving growth of Spreetail through sourcing and selling inventory through its entire life cycle. 

As a Category Development Manager, you will: 

  • Develop the consumer product roadmap, identifying assortment opportunities for private label that align with the overall merchandising strategy for assigned categories. 
  • Strategically plan and execute product strategy from product concept to finished product through partnerships with product development, sourcing, brand and content teams. 
  • Conduct customer research and translate insights into differentiated product opportunities. 
  • Develop market requirements document outlining target market, competitive positioning, and list of key product features. 
  • Be the product expert by understanding the needs of customers as well as having a deep knowledge of the industry. 
  • Determine product costs and pricing targets based on product specifications. 
  • Create product specifications based on insights that solve the consumer need and meet costing and pricing targets. 
  • Define the packaging strategy including required content and costs. 
  • Collaborate with Site Merchandising and Content team on all product-related content needs to create a differentiated and best-in-class shopping experience. 
  • Achieve product expansion and margin goals. '

You should have:

  • 4+ years of product management experience in consumer goods. 
  • Full life cycle experience launching products from concept to market. 
  • Experience sourcing products and building relationships with OEM/ODM companies
  • Experience working with international companies & collaborating with cross-cultural differences 

Spreetail isn’t just a job or career, it’s a lifestyle that isn’t for the faint of heart. Expect to put in the necessary hours each week to get the job done and break out of your comfort zone to tackle problems and pursue innovative solutions. If you’re looking for a challenge and a career you can grow with, Spreetail is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. 

We’ll reward you with: 

  • Stock appreciation rights 
  • Leadership development opportunities 
  • Untracked time off 
  • Group health insurance 
  • Yearly company trip 
  • Regular company-funded events and activities 
  • Dollar-for-dollar donation match 
  • Home purchase bonus after 2 years of employment 
  • Beach getaway after 3 years of employment 
  • 10-day sabbatical after 5 years of employment 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • D3JSLibraries
    • jQueryLibraries
    • jQuery UILibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • ASP.NETFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

Spreetail's office is located at 4th and Congress, right in the heart of downtown Austin.

An Insider's view of Spreetail

What are some social events your company does?

One of my favorite (unofficial) social events is something we call 6:00 Club. Every Thursday at 6 p.m., if people are still at the office we all go into the bar room to play games and just get to know each other. It’s a great way to de-stress and hang out with people that you might not work with on a day-to-day basis!

Angie

Recruiter

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

My team and I set the standards for backend development. We have autonomy to design and implement our solutions — very rarely are we prescribed dotted lines to follow. It takes a great deal of trust and just as much shared vision, but people tend to develop way faster if they're given the reigns.

Jimmy

Engineering Chapter Lead

What are some things you learned at the company?

The speed at which we get tasks accomplished at Spreetail has made me reevaluate how much I can get done in a single day. The people here attack their job. It has made me raise my bar and bring that intensity to the office every day.

Scott

Head of Private Brands

What are Spreetail Perks + Benefits

Spreetail Benefits Overview

When it comes to creating opportunity and wealth for our team, Spreetail works hard to enhance your employee experience through benefit programs and perks that provide meaningful support and allow you to be successful in your work.

Spreetail offers some pretty great benefits to thank you for your contributions to the company’s success. Some are traditional, and some are extra special.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Sabbatical
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

In addition to great benefits like health insurance, unlimited time off, and a full calendar of company events, Spreetail strives to provide employees with benefits that go above and beyond. Purchase a home after 2 years of employment, and we'll support you with a $5,000 bonus. Donate to a cause that's meaningful to you, and we'll match it dollar for dollar, up to $250 each year, or $1,000 after you've been with us for 5 years. Help us hit our team goals, and we'll take off on a company trip each year.

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