March 27, 2023 4:49 am CDT

Associate Category Manager

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At Libbey, we are all MAKERS. No matter what you do at Libbey, you contribute to the making of the finest glass and tabletop products in the world. At Libbey, your valuable impact makes a difference and together we live our legacy while shaping our future to win as one!

LIBBEY: For Makers, By Makers. Since 1818!

The Associate Category Manager is responsible for supporting the daily execution of product marketing activities including, but not limited to, short/long term product planning, product development, product lifecycle management, data analysis and reporting for Libbey’s Americas sourced products line. The Associate Category Manager will collaborate other functional teams – sales, channel, pricing, NPD, and other internal and external stakeholders; and must have a shared passion for winning!

The Associate Category Manager role is an excellent opportunity for a driven, results-oriented individual to positively impact growth with the industry’s leading tabletop company. If you have a passion for growth, innovation, and change, we want you on our team!


* Manage activities for category projects to ensure timeliness of product launches, marketing collateral, and customer specific executions
* Assist in managing the non-glass dinnerware and flatware MTS product lines to drive sales and margin growth while reducing complexity
* Conduct on-going product portfolio analysis, competitor assessments, and SWOT analysis to create summary presentations used for line reviews and product road maps
* Participate in ideation leading to the creation of new products
* Maintain product databases with product specifications, artwork, and catalog copy
* Execution of category product strategies
* Identify category issues and opportunities
* Optimize category P&L through new product forecasting, sku rationalization and managing unhealthy inventory
* Identify and leverage consumer trends and insights
* Create new product PowerPoint decks and give presentations as needed to customers and stakeholders; prepare and present product to customers and stakeholders
* Maintain competitor product cross reference lists with Libbey products
* Conduct competitor market and list price analysis and make price adjustment recommendations
* Trade Show product selection, preparation, execution, and booth set up
* Attend industry trade shows and conferences to stay current on competitive landscape, market, and tabletop trends
* Lead, influence and empower the organization to fulfill our purpose (living our legacy, shaping our future, and winning as one)
* Cultivate a diverse and inclusive culture where associates can thrive, make us better and fuel ideas/innovations to ensure our long-term success


* High School Diploma required
* Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, marketing or related field required; MBA preferred but not required
* 2+ years of experience in product management, new product development or marketing
* Background in foodservice marketing for a manufacturer, distributor, and restaurant/hotel preferred
* Demonstrated organizational aptitude, ability to manage projects from start to completion
* Strong analytical skills with ability to interpret findings into action plans
* Proven ability to work effectively on teams to accomplish goals and objectives
* Ability to work multiple tasks simultaneously to meet deadlines with minimal oversight
* Attention to detail essential, excellent time management skills
* Strong written, verbal and presentation skills
* Proficiency in Microsoft Office – Excel, Word and PowerPoint essential

Libbey is an Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) Employer.
We are committed to an inclusive workplace, free of harassment and discrimination.




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