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Category Manager

Job Title: Category Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + BENEFITS
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q101272
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 17, 2016 14:11

Job Description

A new exciting opportunity has arisen for a Category Manager, to join one of the UK's leading online retailers.

As Category manager your main responsibilities will be:

  • The overall responsibility is to improve the performance of your team by effective management, development, training and support to include the better use of time, systems and data available.
  • To enhance the cash sales by project managing certain ranges, suppliers, or events.
  • Developing a stronger use of analytics using both internal and supplier funded analysts.
  • To be aware of Sales & Margin daily performance and take corrective action on a daily basis
  • Work with the Promotional Function to identify opportunities for trading

As Category Manager your skills will ideally include:

  • Wealth of Buying experience within a retail environment, ideally in food but other category experience will be considered
  • Strong commercial acumen and excellent negotiation skills with exposure to complex supplier relationships
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly organised and structured - strong time management skills
  • Computer literacy and highly numerate

This is a brilliant role which offers a starting salary of £75k-£85k as well as a strong benefits package.

If working for a leading retailer with unparalleled progression opportunities appeals to you, then don't hesitate to apply.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.