Assistant Category Manager

BMS Performance
12 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Category Manager- Northampton - c£25,000 - 30,000 + Benefits

  • Role within an industry leading manufacturer
  • Massive strategic investment
  • Working with large fast paced marketing and product teams
  • Fantastic office environment

The company recruiting the Assistant Category Manager:

This is a large award-winning market leading manufacturer that has experienced massive growth which has led to the development of a new team structure to accommodate. This company offers a fast-paced environment, with a work hard, play hard culture and excellent career opportunities in a great open plan inspiring place to work. Working with high quality, design inspired products that you can relate to.

  • A company that will help shape your career goals
  • Fast paced, driven environment
  • An opportunity to work with a large overall team of category, product and marketing.
  • Lots of team building events

The role for Assistant Category Manager:

You will work with the category manager to support a selected portfolio with some autonomy opportunity of your own. With previous experience in a category related role you will use your skills to review ranges utilising your ability to collate and summarise data. Investigate customer, competitor and trend changes, reacting quickly to the market to keep your category relevant. As the Assistant Category Manager you will manage sales values, margins and volume sales reporting findings to relevant internal and external stakeholders.

  • Range performance - sales value, margins, volume sales
  • Competitor reviews
  • Provide customer, market, commercial insight
  • Collate and manage, analyse all data to improve growth plans
  • Reporting into a matrix structure

The requirements for Assistant Category Manager:

You will need to demonstrate commercial acumen with previous experience in a category or buyer type role with proven ability to manage various data and summarise quickly and accurately to grow your category.

  • Previous category, buying or similar experience
  • From a retail type, fast paced background or similar
  • Date driven - ability to manipulate and summarise
  • Commercially minded
  • Strong negotiation and relations building skills
  • Solutions driven

The package for Assistant Category Manager:

  • £25,000 to £30,000
  • 10 % Bonus
  • Pension
  • Discounts
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Event and team building activities
  • Fantastic working environment
  • Free Parking

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