Category Manager - Beds & Pressure Area Care

Recruiter
On Target Construction
Location
Leeds, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Aug 2019
Closes
28 Aug 2019
Ref
1240072244
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Company:
  • A global market leading manufacturer and distributor of healthcare company
  • A very well established company seeing exponential growth
  • Fantastic career opportunity

The Role:

Category Manager - Beds & Pressure Area Care
  • To assist in the growth of the International Beds and Pressure Area Care product range
  • Support products through management of the full product life cycle including new concept generation, life cycle management and end of life product cessation strategies
  • The category manager will manage product pricing strategies in line with market needs, will support the external and internal sales team as required and will ensure that there is sufficient stock to support product sales
  • Provide full category oversight and management for all Beds and Pressure Area Care and associated products with a focus on the international heath sectors
  • Identify new product opportunities, define the commercial position and build strategies to take viable products through the development process
  • 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
  • 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/sales people and competitors and 4 days per week on category planning

The Ideal Person:
  • This role is for a highly organised individual with a high level of medical beds and pressure care market understanding and foresight, ideally on an international basis
  • The successful candidate will likely have at least 3 years' experience as a category/product manager within a role where the full scope of category/product management tasks were undertaken
  • It would be advantageous for the successful candidate to have experience of selling/marketing into international markets
  • The successful candidate will have experience of delivering product marketing strategies and plans
  • This role is for a highly organised individual with a high level of medical beds and pressure care market understanding and foresight, ideally on an international basis

Consultant: Helena Heaven

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Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK.

About On Target

At On Target, we specialise in sales, technical and commercial jobs in the Engineering, Construction, Building Services, Medical & Scientific, and Commercial & Industrial Solutions sectors, enabling our consultants to become experts in their market sector. We place all levels of personnel, up to Director across the UK and internationally.

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