Connecting to LinkedIn...

Senior Category Manager - Technology

Job Title: Senior Category Manager - Technology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cheshire
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + car, bonus, benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q88433
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: smk.59472.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: August 01, 2012 10:47

Job Description

This established, market-leading retailer is looking to capitalise on its recent strong trading by appointing a Senior Buyer to look after its Electricals category. As Senior Buyer, your key responsibilities will include: * Implementing key product strategies and budgetary planning for new and existing product categories * Sourcing innovative products from key suppliers in the UK and further afield and undertaking supplier visits where necessary * Building strong supplier relationships that will deliver increasing value to the business * Monitoring the department's performance against key KPIs and adjusting as necessary * Implementing effective promotional plans * Working to tight deadlines with regard to product sign-off process and overall buying calendar * Acting as a key motivator for the rest of your team * Consistently identifying weaknesses in the brand and acting as appropriate To be successful, you will: * Be currently working as a Senior Buyer within Electricals, or have experience of this * Have sound commercial acumen as well as good analytical and communication skills * Have strong influencing and negotiation skills * Have experience of managing a Buying team As Senior Buyer, you will receive a generous salary, bonus package and a range of benefits including a company car. If you feel you have what it takes to lead a key area in this high-profile retailer, please apply now with an up to date CV.