Category Manager

Recruiter
Zachary Daniels
Location
Milton Keynes
Salary
35000.0000
Posted
18 May 2017
Closes
17 Jun 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Buyers are often seeking opportunities to cut through the red tape, work with pace and autonmy and let their results do the talking....now's your chance! With a clear brief and a blank piece of paper, how will you deliver the strtegy?

Based in Milton Keynes, our client has identified a new opportunity for a Buyer/Category Manager to join the team. In the position of BUyer/Category Manager, you will be responsible for identifying missing products across numerous categories and you will use your influencing skills to work with the key stakeholders to expand product portfolio, ultimately offering customers a comprehensive range to select from.

You will be highly analytical and able to use market insight to influence commercial decisions. Your approach will be one that is both ambitious and pragmatic - with this being a new role you have the opportunity to shape it as you see fit and build your own team.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Rapidly accelerating SKU count
  • Build and maintain influential and productive relationships with all key stakeholders, including: Marketing, Buying, Senior Management, Suppliers, Retail Operations
  • Regularly review market to identify trends and relevant products to add to range
  • Domestic and FE Sourcing
  • Negotiate strong commercial terms with suppliers whilst creating partnerships to support long term strategy
  • Presenting to senior management

To be considered for this opportunity, you will offer the following:

  • Minimum 3 years experience in a similar role
  • Exceptional communication skills, including influencing, presenting and negotiating
  • Highly analytical, proactively using market data to identify commercial opportunities
  • Ambitious yet pragmatic in delivering strategy
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and somewhat entrepreneurial environment

In return, you will have the opportunity to work in a high profile role whilst working with a diverse range of products.