Category Manager

BMS Performance Ltd
17 Apr 2019
29 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Category manager - Reading - Sports and health care products - c£40,000 to £50,000 + Benefits

  • Portfolio worth £8 - 11 million
  • Large SQU count
  • Multi channel
  • Large retail accounts
  • Global distributor and manufacturer of branded products

The company recruiting the Category Manager:

This global distributor with leading brands are a fantastic feel good company who have undergone some big changes and expansion. The team feel, and versatility of verticals are a great selling point of this company and the role as Category Manager They are a spirited, supportive, collaborative team and after a large acquisition last year this is a brilliant time to be joining the team.

  • Working with a great bunch of people
  • Reading location
  • The opportunity to join an innovative and forward thinking marketing team

The role for Category Manager:

Along with a team of five category managers your portfolio will be worth around £8/11 million of branded products with a number of distribution channels including into large retailers. Your role will be an all encompassing one with major focus on portfolio and supplier management.

  • Optimise portfolio performance:
  • Vendors management to improve quality, add value and/or reduce costs
  • Rationalise range to remove poor performing
  • Full life product management from introduction through to discontinuation
  • Introduction and development of new and innovative products to satisfy market requirements
  • Support effective new product launch plans & materials
  • Improve turnover and profitability of existing product through enhancement and improved specifications
  • Provide specialist product training and support
  • Ensure relevant products are retail packaged & labelled appropriately

The requirements for Category Manager:

The company are looking for someone preferably from a retail or distribution industry who have proven experience with large SKUs and Supplier management.

  • Portfolio management
  • Vendor relationships
  • NPI
  • Category management in Retail or distribution

The package for Digital Marketing Executive:

  • £40,000 to £45,000
  • 25 days holiday + stats
  • Excellent pension
  • Health care discounts
  • Life insurance
  • Free parking
  • Reading location

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