Category Manager - Pressure Care - West Yorkshire (Head Office)

Recruiter
Evolve Selection Limited
Location
Bradford, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
31 Jul 2019
Closes
12 Sep 2019
Ref
1222817539
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Evolve are recruiting for a global Healthcare organisation with a high quality range of products in the Pressure Care market. Our client is seeking an experience Category Manager based at head office in West Yorkshire, to provide full category oversight and management of Beds and Pressure Area Care and associated products with a focus on the international health sectors.
Essential RequirementsYou will have experience in a Marketing role within Medical Devices.High calibre professional with significant sales and marketing experience, preferably within the medical beds and surfaces market.You will be located within a commutable distance to the head offices in Bradford and Halifax.Experience of selling/marketing into international markets would be advantageous.A good level of education and be efficient in verbal, written and technical communications. It is likely the successful candidate will have a formal marketing qualification.Experience of delivering product marketing strategies and plans.Current driving licence with no more than 6 points.
Role ResponsibilitiesIdentify new product opportunities, define the commercial position and build strategies to take viable products through the development process.Ensure a detailed project log is maintained for all new product developments and products in development are added and updated to the product log.Carry out competitor product evaluations to identify risks to the business, new product opportunities or existing product re-development to maintain a commercial and differential advantage.Creating the business plan and market strategy for the new product and executing the project from concept to launch.Full product Lifecycle Management, including product life extension strategies and end of life cessation planning and implementation plans.Portfolio management to ensure the correct products are maintained in the range, gaps are filled, stock levels are optimised, and slow-moving stock is identified and reduced through targeted strategies in line with the sales team.Reducing underperforming products; if commercially viable develop existing product to increase sales to plan. Underperforming products to be removed from the range, minimising any stock right off and ensuring that product support is in place for existing products.Managing the pricing strategy for all products within category under management, in line with buying/manufacturing costs, market and competitor pricing. Enhance sales margins through ensuring the product specification are produced at the lowest cost to support each channel and where possible developing differentiated product which can be sold at higher margins.Creating a 1 & 3+ year category strategy, agree the plans with management and execute on the plan.Carry out Market Analysis and competitor analysis. Report key activities to management on a monthly basis.Ensure all internal business activities associated to the category are managed effectively and the outcomes are in line with the overall category plan and will enhance customer satisfaction, differentiate the business and help enhance margins.Actively monitor monthly and quarterly sales, margins and market trends and adjust plans and strategies to take advantage of opportunities within international markets and minimise any risks to the category or the business. Communicate effectively with all business departments at all levels across the international teams.Prepare a monthly report on category activities, current product development, and plan timings. Highlight market trends and competitor activity. Report all identify risks.Work with the sales team to fully understand market trends across international, competitor activities and product requirements.The category manager will on average spend 1 days per week in the market with customers/salespeople and competitors and 4 days per week on category planning.The Category Manager will attend group offices as and when required. International travel will be a part of this role.
Role Specific CompetenciesHave well-structured and priority driven working methodologyBe creative by natureAbility to communicate well with all levels of staffOrganised, methodical and structured in approach and actionsHigh level of confidentialityDesire to continually improve personal and business performanceWillingness to learn new skillsAbility to work as an effective part of a team
Recruitment Process2 stage process.
SalaryHighly competitive salary + bonus on offer.
Evolve is a leading UK recruitment and contract sales organisation (CSO), operating within the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Medical Device sectors. We offer a highly comprehensive range of permanent recruitment and flexible contract sales solutions. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us on 0113 457 0777.

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