Sr. Director, Category Management

Lincoln, NE /
Vendor Management – Vendor Management /
Full Time
Spreetail is an ecommerce company that connects brands with customers wherever they love to shop online. We delight our customers every day by putting our technology, marketing, and supply chain to work for them behind the scenes. Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Spreetail has grown into offices and fulfillment centers in 8 cities across 6 states.

Spreetail’s Vendor Management team owns a key role in advancing our category’s business agenda and pushing strategic business decisions by collaborating with internal teams and developing long-term relationships with our vendor partners. The team is tasked with driving profitability and margin expansion while owning the vision and ecommerce strategy of multiple categories. 

As Sr. Director, Category Management you will:

    • Manage a team 20+ high powered vendor manager / buyers who partner and drive an eCommerce strategy with our vendors.
    • Own 3 to 4 different Spreetail Vendor Management Categories.
    • Drive the overall vision, strategy, and performance of each POD in order to maintain and exceed long-term profitability goals
    • Be responsible for the acquisition of the POD assortment strategy 
    • Oversee the management and growth of top-tier vendors, including extensive negotiations 
    • Represent Spreetail when meeting with decision makers from top vendors
    • Coach and develop the Vendor Management team in each POD as well as the other functional groups in the POD
    • Have executive presence in leading peer to peer relationships with Owners, Presidents, CEOs and Vice Presidents 
    • Help own COGS % health and our contribution margin % health.

Who you are:

    • Masters in Business, Management or Economics Preferred 
    • 5 to 10 years experience in negotiations 
    • 5 to 10 years experience in vendor management, buying or merchandising experience 
    • 2 to 5 years in ecommerce experience 
    • Partnership experience with both domestic and international manufacturers preferred  
    • P&L management experience 
    • Extensive negotiation experience 
    • Strong public speaking abilities/ presentation abilities to C-Suite Executives, SMB 
    • A deep functional knowledge within retail, eCommerce, marketplaces or US parcel distribution 


•Unit Appreciation Rights: Up to 5% of yearly salary; based upon company and team performance
•Company Bonus: Up to 5% of yearly salary; based upon company and team performance
Health Insurance: Spreetail offers two plans:
-Aetna PPO: Spreetail covers 100% of premiums for employees and 50% for your spouse and dependents included on the plan.
-Aetna HDHP HSA Plan: Spreetail will contribute $500 to an HSA for an employee-only plan or $1000 for your spouse and dependents included on the plan.
•Dental Insurance: Spreetail will pay half of the dental coverage for you/spouse/family plans
• 401k: Spreetail partners with ForUsAll to provide the opportunity to invest in your future with pre-tax and post-tax plan options
•Paid Time Off: untracked time off
•Wedding Week: Enjoy an additional 5 paid days off before or after your wedding
•Creating a Home: After 2 years of employment, Spreetail will give you $5,000 when you buy a home
•Year 3 Vacation: After 3 years of employment, you will be eligible for an all-inclusive vacation
•Year 5 Sabbatical: After 5 years of employment, you will be eligible for a 2-week paid sabbatical
•Donation Matching: Spreetail will match your donation dollar for dollar, up to $250 a
year and up to $1,000 if you've been here for 5 years
•Community Involvement: Spreetail encourages employees to take time off for volunteer opportunities throughout the year, including a semi-annual volunteer week in every community we serve
•Product Discount: Enjoy a 20% discount on the products we sell

Equal Opportunity Employer
Spreetail is an equal opportunity employer that hires based on stellar qualifications, positive attitude, and exemplary work ethic rather than factors like age, gender identity, race, nationality, religion, or sexuality.