Sr. Category Manager, PowerA

Date: Sep 11, 2023

Location: Woodinville, WA, US, 98072 Lake Zurich, IL, US, 60047

Company: accobrands

PowerA, a division of ACCO Brands, USA LLC., is a leading third-party gaming accessory brand, and one of the fasting growing companies in the industry. We’re made up of many unique individuals who come together for one purpose: to build the most innovative accessories for the world’s most popular interactive entertainment platforms. We partner with industry giants such as Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Activision, Pokémon, and more. You can find our products at most major retailers in North America, Europe, Australia, and Latin America.

Job Summary

As a Sr. Category Manager, you will be the in the driver seat for researching and creating global business plans enabling the development of new product categories and growth for existing categories within PowerA’s gaming accessory segment. Your deep understanding of the holistic gaming ecosystem, retail landscape and consumer behaviors combined with sharp business acumen will be put to the test as you create the roadmap for expansion. In parallel, you will put your Product Management skills to action and drive execution of plans while achieving revenue goals. This highly visible role will work in the Marketing Org. and collaborate closely with several cross-functional teams to assess viability and commence execution of proposed plans.


  • Research global gaming market verticals and provide an analysis of viability for PowerA to enter and grow within those categories.
  • Partner with internal stake holders to develop business plans which inform and enable leadership and cross-functional teams to take action.
  • Manage product lifecycles for owned categories including all PLM functions from concept to EOL.
  • Document plans and develop / lead presentations to leadership teams on findings and recommendations.
  • In partnership with the Creative Department, develop all consumer facing marketing imagery, including packaging, ensuring the best possible visual assets are delivered for each SKU.
  • Develop all consumer facing product copy and product naming.
  • Localize all content for use in the global marketplace.
  • Monitor and report on milestones and KPIs throughout execution.
  • Steer the business towards defined annual goals and optimize along the way.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Marketing. Masters or MBA preferred.
  • 12+ years Marketing, Category Management and/or Business Strategy. Equivalent experience in other related areas considered.
  • 3+ Experience working in Video Gaming is required.

Specialized Skills/Characteristics: 

  • P&L management, proven ability to drive revenue and profit goals
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Proven understanding of the global gaming industry
  • Fundamental understanding of sales / marketing funnel dynamics
  • Analytical mindset with strategic ability
  • Budget management and business plan development
  • Consumer facing copy and content - cross collaborating with Creative teams / agencies

Expert Proficiency in: 

  • Analytics
  • MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Presenting to Senior Leadership
  • Using data visualization/BI tools is preferred 


Salary Range: $130,000 - $150,000 


About Us:

You know our brands. You love our brands. You just may not know they are ours.

If you have touched a PowerA® gaming controller, a Five Star® notebook, a Swingline® stapler, a Quartet® dry erase board, or a Kensington® computer mouse, you have touched part of ACCO Brands Corporation. With annual revenues of over $2 Billion, ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO) designs, markets, manufactures and sells branded academic, consumer and business products globally. The power of our brands, our unmatched global customer reach, and our strategic market strengths put us in a position to achieve global leadership and growth. We're proud of our long history of industry leadership and innovation and are focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers by providing unique, cutting-edge, branded products.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

At ACCO Brands, we are committed to providing an environment of fairness and mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, physical and mental disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. ACCO Brands believes that a diverse and inclusive work environment is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.



Accommodation for applicants with disabilities will be provided in all parts of the recruiting process as required under the ACCO Brands Canada AODA policy.  Applicants are asked to make their needs known in advance.

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