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Category Manager

Closing date
6 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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I am supporting a global growing Retail Business who are looking to expand the team with a number of Category roles available at different levels. Retail, FMCG, Food and Drinks experience is highly desirable.

An exciting time to join this global company with free parking on-site, a competitive salary and great career opportunities.

The individual will be responsible for executing customer focused product decisions including product, price, promotion, placement, people and performance. Specifically choosing the Range, negotiating with suppliers and providing leadership and strategic direction to the Category Team to enable all sub-categories to achieve the financial plan.

I am looking for either experience Category managers looking for their next step up or anyone who has the skills and interesting in moving into a Category Manager role!

Apply today and let's have a chat!

What are we looking for?

Bachelor's degree or equivalent retail / wholesale experience
Experience in retail / wholesale industry
Buying, inventory or analysis experience preferred
Knowledge of the market, retail / wholesale business and customers
Knowledge of business drivers (e.g., pricing, promotion, range)
Planning skills
Negotiation skills
Sense of product trends
Enthusiasm, initiative and passion for retail / wholesale
Drive, ambition and positive outlook on their career with a willingness to learn and grow
Office computer skills; able to learn company systems and tools, preference for Microsoft application experienceKey responsibilities include:

Strategic Responsibilities
Annual Category Planning
Conceptual Range Planning
Space Planning
Promotion Planning
Markdowns and Clearance
In-Season Business Review
Post-Mortem Analysis
Supplier Contributions
Market Intelligence
Retail Club / Best One
Cost Price Analysis
People Development and Training
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