Assistant Category Manager

Recruiter
Arlington Recruitment
Location
Marlow, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Aug 2019
Closes
30 Aug 2019
Ref
1226483962
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Assistant Category Manager (ACM)

Marlow

42.5 per week 08.30AM to 6 PM

Job Purpose

To provide both category management support and financial administrative support to the Commercial team, whilst managing a small number of categories, achieving sales, net margin and rebate budgets

Core Accountabilities

  • To provide administrative support to the wider commercial team including new product set-up for stores and online

  • To calculate financial support due from suppliers across the wider commercial team, following purchases, sales or marketing activity and to raise financial claims to suppliers in an accurate and timely manner for all monies owed including margin support and marketing funding

  • To maintain the MS Excel-based 'net margin' database from information provided by the Category team and/or suppliers and use to produce daily reporting

  • To brief POS and promotional changes to different departments, on behalf of the wider commercial team

  • To select and negotiate comprehensive, compelling ranges, and then manage the day-to-day business of a small number of categories, in store and online, ensuring sales, net margin and rebates are achieved, renegotiating cost prices and margin support as required


Main Contacts

Commercial team, Suppliers, Finance team, Stock Merchandising, and Marketing

Skills and Knowledge required

Previous experience working in a finance role, or a retail administration role are essential

To calculate financial support due from suppliers across the wider commercial team, following purchases, sales or marketing activity and to raise financial claims to suppliers in an accurate and timely manner for all monies owed including margin support and marketing funding

To maintain the MS Excel-based 'net margin' database from information provided by the Category team and/or suppliers and use to produce daily reporting

Attention to detail with an absolutely eye for accuracy a must

Highly numerate with a methodical approach to work

A team player who can 'multi task', is self-motivated, organised and has the ability to deliver to tight deadlines

Excellent relationship building skills - realises the value of maintaining good working relationships with key contacts

Advanced knowledge of Excel (Pivot tables, Vlookup's) essential

Suitable for an experienced administrator with advanced Excel skills(Vlookups and Pivot Tables)

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