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Category Strategy Manager

Job Title: Category Strategy Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89047
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: STM.26832.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: July 19, 2012 14:56

Job Description

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen to join an international retail business as part of its UK Commercial team in a strategic category role that will be responsible for leading change to develop category strategy for range, pricing, promotions and merchandising. The Category Strategy Manager will: * Be accountable for commercial opportunities across all product areas. * Drive the pricing and promotional activity to be in line with brands. * Drive strategy in line with the commercial plan. * Look at process improvement on a project basis. * Manage the insight agency relationships and improve category performance. * Develop the category trade plan including feature space, events and revenue. * Make decisions on customer trends that will drive innovation. * Maintain strong mutually beneficial supplier relationships. The ideal candidate will: * Come from a Category management role where you have developed the category strategy for a particular customer or category. * Have previous commercial Retail or FMCG experience and be a real expert within the category you operate in. * Have strong project skills and be able to influence at all levels. * Have strong people management experience. * Have P&L management experience. If this sounds like the opportunity you are seeking, please don’t hesitate to apply with an up to date CV.