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Senior Category Manager - Food

Job Title: Senior Category Manager - Food
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Warwickshire
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car, bonus, benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q86343
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: tyw.83344.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: August 01, 2012 10:22

Job Description

This highly successful retailer in the Midlands area is looking to recruit a Senior Category Manager, with food sourcing experience, to support its strategy and achieve its ambitious targets. You will be responsible for new product development, range management, pricing, promotion and developing supplier relationships. As Senior Category Manager, you will also be expected to: * Develop activity plans to deliver the product range and category performance targets * Liaise with other departments such as Supply Chain, Product Development, Manufacturing, Marketing, Merchandising and Stores * Manage ranges by reviewing pricing, performance, product selection, space and productivity * Develop an understanding of the product range and also that of other retailers * Build knowledge of the customer base to deliver activity with maximum customer appeal * Work with a one team mindset to achieve good working practice and efficiency * Monitor performance against KPIs and report as requiredTo be successful in this role, you should have: * A degree or equivalent * Food Retail Buying or FMCG experience with another large UK business * Excellent product development, Project Management and Marketing skills * The ability to persuade and influence at all levels of the business As Senior Buyer will receive a generous salary and benefits package including a company car.If you feel that you meet these requirements, please do not hesitate to apply with an up to date CV.