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Associate Category Manager/ Associate Brand Manager/Merchant

Location: Minnesota
Experience: Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)
Industry: Consumer Products and Services / Retail & Wholesale

Are you in merchandising, category management, brand management, management consulting? If yes, we are looking for you.


Bayside Search Group is partnering with a premier advisory and training firm that works with the largest, most innovative retail and CPG Brands across the nation. Due to explosive growth our client is hiring an ASSOCIATE MANAGER, PARTNERSHIPS & NEGOTIATIONS. Individuals that are currently associate merchants, buyers, brand managers, category managers, engagement managers will be highly qualified for this role.


The culture is amazing, lots of laughter, collaboration, individual growth and development. I would be remiss not to mention the CEO is by far one of the most amazing leaders I’ve had the opportunity to work with over the course of my career. Warm, engaging, work hard/play hard mentality, empowering, uber smart, and kind. There are no egos here.


Are you intrigued by bringing potential partners together to find common ground and innovate together? You would help clients build business, negotiation & partnership strategies, implement frameworks and tools, solve new challenges in the business, review financial implications, and prepare for and coach clients through category management, negotiations and partnership tools and frameworks.


Here’s what you’ll need to be considered:


4-7 years’ experience, ideally in retail, cpg, consulting space

Ability to organize, manage, and successfully execute large projects

Strategic, problem-solving orientation

Curiosity for learning more and peeling back the layers

Strong interest/skill in all aspects of negotiation

Financial/P&L acumen

Ability to influence others, often without direct authority

Client-oriented demeanor, with a bias for action, willing to work collaboratively in the trenches

Combination of confidence and humbleness

Entrepreneurial and fun-loving spirit


Are you curious about benefits? Top notch, bigger and better than most.

  • Medical/Dental: 100% paid by employer for employee and all family members
  • 401K: 3% match
  • Pension/Profit-sharing plan. Generally this plan combined with 401K provides an additional 12% of base salary to employee.
  • Competitive base pay with annual bonus up to 100% of base pay
  • Additional super secret year end discretionary bonus
  • Phone/Computer
  • Fitness trainer access free of charge.
  • No vacation cap (must still do what makes sense for the business naturally)
  • Flexible working arrangements in/out of office (create what works best for you and team)
  • The best bosses ever!
Education: Bachelor’s Degree
Reference Id: 3935
Recruiter: Heather Werd
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