JMX Brands, the leading retailer of Amish furniture at www.dutchcrafters.com, recognized Steve Doe with the Category Manager Award at the company’s annual awards ceremony for the second year in a row.
Product Management and Innovation (PMI) Manager Seth Carter presented the award, which was created to recognize the hard work and impressive results of a specific product category manager whose contributions have served a vital role in the organization’s success.
“Steve manages the largest category we have at DutchCrafters,” said Carter. “Over 27% of our revenue flows through his management. On top of managing the largest category of products, he has maintained the highest growth rate among all category managers. Steve’s commitment to his business plan and effective management brought his gross margin up to new heights.”
Doe joined JMX Brands in 2018 as a furniture specialist and became a category manager with responsibility of the dining room category in 2019. A University of South Florida alum, he also serves as the chairperson for the sustainability committee at JMX Brands. He led the initiative to install solar panels at the company headquarters and DutchCrafters Showroom in Sarasota, Fla.
“Steve is committed to sustainability and exemplifies excellence,” said Carter. “He takes every task seriously and takes great pride in managing his category. His intra-team leadership and the trust he has built with our Amish partners are two more reasons for his receiving the Category Manager of the Year Award for two consecutive years.”
Doe previously served on the family and events committee, participated in JMX Brands’ gardening club, and won the Work Without Veneers award, which JMX Brands gives quarterly to an employee who embodies the company’s core values of authenticity, sustainability, creativity, giving and excellence.
About JMX Brands
JMX Brands is a niche retailer, selling more than 15,000 products on a variety of websites, including its flagship Amish furniture site www.dutchcrafters.com. JMX Brands also has DutchCrafters Showrooms in Sarasota, Fla. and Alpharetta, Ga. and an outlet store in LaGrange, Ind. JMX Brands was a 2016 Florida Company to Watch and the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Retail Business of the Year and 2021 Medium Business of the Year. It has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Sarasota-Manatee for 2020, 2021 and 2022, and Best Places to Work by Furniture Today magazine for 2021 and 2022. It was named to Newsweek’s prestigious Best Online Shops for 2021 and Fastest Growing Online Shops for 2022. The company has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and was listed six times as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, according to Inc. Magazine’s prestigious Inc. 5,000 List.