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Category Manager

Rugs USA

Rugs USA

East Windsor, NJ, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

About Us:

For more than twenty years, Rugs USA has helped our customers turn their house into a home, offering a stunning array of rug styles, materials, and sizes to suit every design need and budget.

Whether you’re replacing one runner or redecorating an entire house, we take pride in helping you realize your vision. With over 8 million rugs sold to more than one million homes, we are experienced in making your online journey seamless: from selecting a rug style and size, to ordering and delivery, to education and support for how to care for your rug. We are able to keep our prices low and quality high by maintaining close relationships with the designers, artisans, and factories who make our goods.

Our customers inspire us. By helping you find the right rug at the right price and offering outstanding customer service, we cherish making life more beautiful for yourself and your family.


We are looking for a Category Manager who understands consumer preferences and market opportunities to maximize the performance of our assortment. As a Category Manager, you will utilize data, consumer insights, foresight and hindsight to make decisions, influence, and develop seasonal go-to-market plans. You’ll possess the unrivaled ability to blend art with science, reading trends and shaping demand to grow our core business. This position reports directly to our Director of Merchandising.


  • Identify product adoption and expansion opportunities, delivering the right product, at the right price, in the right place, at the right time
  • Provide qualitative and quantitative insights to key stakeholders, leading merchandising KPIs through robust analysis of performance
  • Frequent competitive benchmarking, analytics, and trend research to turn insights into actions that will help define the boundaries of our merchandise assortment architecture, enabling us to better serve our customers
  • Partner cross-functionally and lead key milestones within the seasonal planning process, informing design concepts and guiding product assortment decisions
  • Support communication efforts with internal cross-functional teams to articulate merchandise strategies to inform marketing placement and execution plans and to address key initiatives, across inventory and assortment planning
  • Provide quarterly design exit recommendations, maintaining optimal product balance within the lifecycle management process
  • Become a “storyteller” through interpreting and correlating internal trends with the macro and competitive environment to influence broader business decisions


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3-5 years’ experience in category management, merchandising, or buying role, preferably within the eCommerce industry
  • Home furnishings experience, honing skills centered around product and industry trends
  • Understanding of retail key performance indicators and strong strategy building skills
  • Demonstrates curiosity and a growth mindset; supports innovation and intelligent risk-taking; and exhibits resilience in the face of setbacks
  • Intrinsically self-motivated and possesses a strong work ethic
  • Effective communicator that collaborates and brings people together

Your Life and Career at RugsUSA:

  • A culture that promotes a healthy work/life balance
  • Benefits package offered to all eligible full-time employees (including medical, dental, vision, PTO, 401(k)
  • Exposure to career advancement opportunities across all departments
  • Monthly wellness stipend, and more!

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel assigned to this job. RugsUSA, LLC. is an equal opportunity employer.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $90,000-$125,000 + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the likely salary opportunity for a new hire in this position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process.