Category Manager

Recruiter
Zachary Daniels Retail Recruitment
Location
Fife
Posted
12 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Zachary Daniels are looking to appoint a Category Manager for a key role in a dynamic and innovative retailer based in Scotland. With continued rapid growth & new store openings, we are delighted to exclusively partner this retailer in the the new position to establish a strong buying mechanism in the business.

This innovative group operates an award-winning chain of convenience stores, with stores through the central belt of Scotland. The business look for individuals whom are fast-learners, operate in a meticulous manner, work efficiently and enjoy being part of a larger team, working towards the same goal!

We are looking for an individual who has an extraordinary amount of drive and ambition. As Category Manager, you will have a great deal of autonomy and will play a large part in shaping the strategy for the growth and success ahead!

As Category Manager, some of your responsibilities will include:

* Being responsible for all aspects of buying
* Implement innovative ideas throughout the business, both in-store and out-of-store
* Build supplier relationships, delivering innovative ideas which are of mutual benefit to grow sales in key categories
* Have full responsibility for store product ranges and planograms
* Overseeing all stores orders, ensuring they are within budget
* Set the promotional strategy for all stores, again working with suppliers and Store Managers to deliver strong value to customers and drive sales growth
* Oversee promotional execution across the business
* Meeting KPI targets and reporting tracking at monthly board meetings
* Ensure overall delivery of a wide and diverse range (including seeking local and niche suppliers), consistently strong availability and exceptional value.
* Fully utilise and update EPOS and other internal systems, reviewing regular reporting to ensure performance delivery

You will report directly to the Company Directors.

Ideally candidates will ideally have previous experience in buying and/or category management, though we will consider individuals with significant transferable skills. All candidates must be strong negotiators, be tech-savvy and have strong interpersonal skills. Furthermore, you must be able to do what it takes to get the job done, keeping speed in what will inevitably be a fast-paced role. Most of all, though, you must have a passion for what you do and enjoy doing it
If this sounds like something you want to be a part off then please apply today or get in touch for a confidential conversation.

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