Category Manager

Recruiter
Zachary Daniels Retail Recruitment
Location
Manchester
Posted
01 Mar 2019
Closes
30 Mar 2019
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Category Manager opportunity with branded experience within multi-channel retailer based in the Greater Manchester area - £50,000 plus package & immediate start.

Zachary Daniels are partnering with a multichannel lifestyle retailer with a new role for an Experienced Buyer or Category manager with experience of managing branded product ranges, for their Head Office in Greater Manchester.

They are looking for driven and like-minded individuals to drive growth and therefore this is an incredible opportunity for the right candidate to make a major impact with this exciting lifestyle business.

Your responsibilities as a Category Manager for our client will include:

* Developing and implementing the range strategy to maximise the budgeted financial business targets

* Delivering innovative and seasonally linked products; understanding and leading customers

* Regularly reviewing performance indicators, such as sales and discount levels

* Maintaining relationships with existing suppliers and sourcing new suppliers for future products

* Keeping abreast of new trends and competitor activity, and taking advantage of new ideas/concepts and products

* You will develop the strategy for your product categories as well as plan, organise and develop ranges that will ensure the business stands out from the crowd

* To work closely with all relevant departments in order to develop a deep understanding of operational requirements to aid buying decisions

In order to be considered for this role, it is ESSENTIAL that you have the following:

* Currently working at a Buyer or Category manager level

* Branded product buying experience within a head office environment

* Experienced Trader; translating Trading trends and market trends to sales opportunities.

* Strong understanding of Multi-Channel Retailing.

* This role requires somebody who is reliable, resilient and flexible, highly motivated and enthusiastic to help drive this business forward.

* Strong understanding of the life cycle of a product and seasonal reactivity.

* Experience in strategic, tactical development, sourcing, buying and marketing plans.

* High Attention to detail

* Self-motivated and able to motivate and incentivise your team

* Strong negotiation skills and proven ability to stretch all aspects and deal with tough suppliers

This is a fantastic opportunity for a results focused individual to develop their buying skills and progress in their career.

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