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Chewy Associate Director, Category Management in Bellevue, Washington

Our Opportunity:

Chewy is hiring an Associate Director of Category Management of Emerging Food Forms. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and focus on building a new business from the ground up through developing new business relationship, expanding selection and managing multiple new product launches on Chewy. The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication, strong negotiations and vendor manager experience, the ability to analyze and communicate complex terms, margin structure and work well across other teams including Finance, Inventory Management, and Site Experience. In addition, The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to lead small teams, as this will be a manager role over a team of 2-3.. Keys to success also include strong ownership values, a passion for innovation, and hustle. The location can be based out of Seattle or Florida .

What You’ll Do:

  • Manage a high growth business across a diverse group of brands

  • Help launch new

  • Prepare the Merchandising department build a new business and scale 4x current volume

  • Work in conjunction with the Business Vertical VPs to develop goals for the Category Management team

  • Ensure Merchandising is planning and delivering on all key P/L Metrics

  • Negotiate highly complex deal structures across vendor partners with a focus on long term growth and scale

  • Develop strategies across marketing, product and supply chain to lead the growth for a new, complex business format on Chewy

  • Collaborate with cross-functional partners across businesses to execute the strategy effectively, both Delivery Experience, Marketing, Supply chain and Finance

  • Interject new insights and ideas for improving customer experience and improving financials while holding true to Chewy fundamentals

  • Position may require travel

What You'll Need:

  • Minimum of 8+ years in buying, account management, product management, project management, financial analysis and/or marketing.

  • Alternate profile- Willing to consider candidates with less experience who have advanced degrees and are working for top consulting firms.

  • Minimum of 8+ years negotiation experience

  • Manager experience of a small team

  • Ecommerce experience preferred

  • Strong in Excel; SQL a bonus.

  • BA/BS (MBA preferred)

  • Position may require travel


  • An accomplished range of skill from high-level strategic thinking to working with external partners.

  • Demonstrated excellent business judgment with strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong analytical abilities and problem-solving skills

  • The ability to use both formal and informal influencing skills across Chewy’s cross-matrix organization is critical to success in this role.

Compensation & Benefits:

Our salary range for a Associate Director of Category Management position is $149,000 - $245,000. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including but not limited to the candidate’s relevant experience, education, and work location. In addition, this position is eligible for 401k and a new hire and annual equity grant.

We offer different types of insurance, such as medical/Rx, vision, dental, life, disability, hospital indemnity, critical illness, and accident. We offer parental leave, family services benefits, backup dependent care, flexible spending accounts, telemedicine, pet adoption reimbursement, employee assistance program, and many discounts including 10% off pet insurance and 20% off at

Non-exempt hourly team members accrue paid time off (PTO) while salaried-exempt team members have unlimited PTO, subject to manager approval. Non-exempt hourly team members in Fulfillment Centers and Customer Service are also eligible for additional unplanned unpaid time off (UTO). Team members will receive six paid holidays per year. Team members may be eligible for paid sick and family leave in compliance with applicable state and local regulations.


Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members. If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, and you need an accommodation during the application process or to perform these job requirements, or if you need a religious accommodation, please contact .

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