ADS Tactical
  • OCIE
  • Virginia Beach, VA, USA
  • DOE
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vacation, 401(k), Super Fun & Engaging Work Environment!


ADS is currently seeking a OCIE Category Manager. OCIE stands for Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment which includes Personal Protection (Helmets, Body Armor, Eyewear), Appareal, Tactical Nylon, Footwear, Lighting, Personal Electronics, Outdoor Recreation, and Knives & Tools.

The Category Manager will be responsible for the sustainable growth of a category or multiple related categories across all ADS sales channels. This position will be responsible for strategically understanding the market landscape of the categories they oversee to determine opportunity for margin potential and develop projections for future resources required to realize returns. Position may have direct reports in the form of Inside Account Managers or Supplier Account Managers. An effective Category Manager understands and can articulate their Category/Market's position in the customer landscape and vendor community.

 

NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

  • Generate new opportunities with existing suppliers & existing customers
  • Find and capitalize on "white space" in Category
  • Provide leads to sales team and support those leads during initial phases of business development

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING

  • Create and execute sales initiatives that bring value and measureable revenue to ADS Sales reps and vendors
  • Develop & present annual plan for suppliers and Sales
  • Assess this plan quarterly and adjust as needed
  • Develop long term plan for Category growth

 

VENDOR MANAGEMENT

  • Negotiate terms with existing suppliers to maximize overall margin
  • Must be extremely well-versed and able to articulate the ADS Value Proposition
  • Identify new vendors and assess viability for partnerships
    • Travel to new vendor facilities to assess capability and products and to best understand where ADS can add value
  • Maintain deep relationships with vendor community - continually reinforce ADS value proposition
  • Understand competitive landscape for category, both customer facing and vendor facing

 

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT

  • Fully understand existing contracts available in your category
  • Support capture efforts for new contracts

 

PRODUCT EXPERTISE

  • Increase vendor portfolio with emerging tech and sought after equipment
  • Stay abreast of new products in category while keeping existing product offerings fresh
  • Be resident expert on product/category trends
  • Maintain presence within technical community of category
  • Research user requirements to focus on solutions that will yield maximum results
  • Work with Training to educate Sales

 

MANAGEMENT EXPECTATIONS (if applicable)

  • Recruit, hire, mentor, and develop team members
  • Provide ongoing feedback & direction

 

TRAVEL EXPECTATIONS

  • 50% TRAVEL REQUIRED

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • 5 years' experience with US Government contracting and acquisition
  • 2 years' successful experience in business development and/or program management
  • 3+ years' experience in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word must be highly proficient
  • Must demonstrate DRIVE and ability to solve problems independently, without prompting
  • Must be HUNGRY to create opportunities and find new business
  • Must possess strong and fearless negotiations skills while still managing relationships with finesse

 

ADS experience may be substituted for any of the above at the manager's discretion.

  

All employees accepting a position as Category Manager will be expected to make an 18-month commitment and may not transfer to another role without approval from the EVP of Sales.

 

ADS believes that a diverse work environment leads to bigger thinking and more creative solutions to our customers problems and we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identification, national origin or any other legally protected characteristic.  We strive to represent our community with a workforce diverse in gender and ethnicity.  We actively seek out veterans and the disabled for opportunities at ADS.





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