Category Manager

Essential Personnel
Stockport, UK
18 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an analytical Product Manager or Category Manager? Do you want to join an SME where you can have real influence over the product portfolio?

Job title: Category Manager

Hours: 9am to 5.30pm, Mon-Fri

We're working on an exclusive basis with a leading manufacturing company who are looking for a Category Manager to work cross-functionally across their Supply Chain and Marketing departments.You'll be looking after their 22 ranges, identifying which products are selling well and which aren't appealing to customers.You'll be keeping a close eye on the competition to spot new opportunities in the market, and driving new product introduction and development. Your duties will include:

·Providing revenue forecasts per product and comparing with actual sales of products

·Monitoring sales of each product range, and individual product, and working with pricing, purchasing and marketing teams to ensure sales targets and margins are maintained

·Taking ownership of decisions to discontinue product lines

·Working cross-functionally with marketing promotions, e-commerce sales and supply chain teams to manage products throughout their life-cycle and ensure a balanced product portfolio


·Previous experience in a product management or analyst role

·Able to work closely across multiple departments

·Driven to develop and learn in your career

Company benefits:

·22 days holiday, plus 8 stats and your birthday off

·Modern office environment with pool tables, break-out areas and great facilities

·Regular company social events, from casual drinks after work to days at Chester Races

·Health cashback scheme

·Company pension

·Culture of supporting one another

To learn more, click the apply button. Even if your CV isn't quite up-to-date, you can always give Cathy a call to have a chat and discuss this role what you're looking for in a bit more detail - our reference number for this job is SD118.

The legal bit

Essential Personnel Ltd is acting as an employment agency with regard to this position.

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