Category Manager

Focus Resourcing
06 May 2017
05 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is looking to for a Head of Category to join their team. The role involves being a key member of the senior management team, whose primary responsibility is to drive sales and profit through strategic and tactical planning, management and implementation of the product category management processes to achieve company targets/budgets.


  • To work with the marketing department to develop an annual category campaign calendar and turn this into effective monthly campaigns that deliver growth
  • To lead and drive the day to day cross functional category team (sales, buying, category management, finance, operations) responsible to delivering these category plans
  • To identify opportunities for sales and profit growth through new product development and innovation
  • To develop a "Content FIRST" platform that delivers market leading online product content and merchandising
  • To create and foster strong Top-to-Top supplier relationships and ensure Joint Business Plans are in place with key partners
  • To deliver best commercial terms through maximise supplier income and drive down the cost of goods
  • Utilise the performance management system for team members through monthly 1:1 meetings and appraisals
  • Motivate, mentor and support members of your team to facilitate their development

Essential Attributes:

  • Demonstrate a proven track record of category management, buying and marketing expertise
  • Provide excellent analytical skills in the interpretation of sales, marketing and product related data
  • Ability to assess associated business risk
  • Experience of on-line and off-line merchandising of an extensive product range
  • Able to work effectively as part of a large multidisciplinary team
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Educated to degree level

Company offer excellent benefits and career prospects for the right candidate.