Category Manager

Recruiter
Right Time Recruitment Limited
Location
Bermuda Park
Posted
15 Apr 2018
Closes
20 May 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Right Time Recruitment are looking to appoint a Category Manager for a key role in a dynamic and innovative retailer based in the Midlands. With continued rapid growth, we are delighted to exclusively partner this retailer in the new position to establish a strong buying mechanism in the business.

This Health-conscious group operates an award-winning chain of stores throughout the UK. The business looks 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 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.

Ideally candidates will have previous experience in buying and/or category management from a retail background, 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.

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