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Category Manager - Chilled

Job Title: Category Manager - Chilled
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East England
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89508
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: STM.74695.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: July 17, 2012 11:15

Job Description

This leading retailer is looking to recruit a Category Manager to oversee a key product area. You will be responsible for the buying, supply and development of a range of products to achieve targets and maximise turnover and profitability. Responsibilities include: * Planning and developing a profitable and commercial product range * Negotiating and monitoring terms with suppliers * Driving cost down within supply base * Maintaining sales and profit according to budget * Responsibility for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales To be successful you will need: * An extensive background within Buying * A Degree or equivalent * First class negotiation skills with a real eye for commercially viable products * To be a self-starter who thrives on a challenge To succeed as Category Manager, you will need to have strong retail buying experience within the chilled and/or fresh food product area, with excellent interpersonal skills. You must have management experience in a trading role. If selected, you will receive an attractive wage package and car allowance.