Category Manager

Arlington Recruitment Limited
£25,000 to £30,000
26 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
ROLE PROFILE: Role/Job title Category Manager, Accessories Location Marlow Job Purpose To achieve sales, net margin and rebate targets for your Accessories categories by delivering a compelling customer proposition both online and in-store Core Accountabilities - To manage the day-to-day business of your Accessories categories, ensuring sales, net margin and rebates are achieved negotiating cost prices and margin support as required - Select and negotiate comprehensive, compelling ranges which deliver competitive advantage - To identify, negotiate and deliver incremental revenue including additional funding for promotional activity and rebates - Responsible for supplier negotiations and the drafting of new supplier contracts outlining terms and conditions - Carry out daily competitor checks, stores and online - To ensure POS and promotional changes have been briefed and actioned - To work closely with the stock planning team to ensure availability of key lines is > 95%, with the remainder >90% - To develop and maintain a keen awareness of the market at all times, anticipating product, price and new technology trends, actively seeking new opportunities to maintain a competitive edge - To develop and maintain relationships across the business including Supply Chain, Online, store operations via branch visits and Direct to fully understand the impact of purchasing decisions. 1 Main Contacts Suppliers, Stock Merchandising, Retail Operations, Marketing, Online team Previous experience working in a similar retail commercial role is essential Confident and assertive in decision making Skills and Knowledge Team player who is self motivated, organised and has the ability to work to tight deadlines and 'multi-task' required Highly numerate with a methodical approach to work Strong interpersonal and influencing skills Excellent relationship building skills - realises the value of maintaining good working relationships with key contacts Good computer skills with an advanced working knowledge of Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
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