If category management means managing the customization of product categories to make them meet customers' needs, what is an assistant category manager's job? Well, this person assists the category manager in ensuring that categories of products are managed appropriately. They also employ their skills in the area of sales and marketing so they can make more sales.
Because the position is a managerial one, an assistant category manager has to have managerial skills. These skills include communication, effective planning, analytical skills, and organization skills. This person must have a good eye for detail and be knowledgeable in marketing and sales.
However, before you can gain employment as an assistant category manager and start earning an average of $58,999 per year, you need to have a bachelor's degree in business administration. You could even specialize in marketing and retailing. Also, a certification as a certified professional category manager (CPCM) will increase your chances.