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Commercial Category Buyer

Job Title: Commercial Category Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: North West England
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q90540
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: STM.86555.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: October 18, 2012 10:48

Job Description

This leading retailer is looking for a Commercial Category Buyer to join a growing team. The primary purpose of this role is to define and implement a category strategy for the entire retail store estate. You will be leading a small team to deliver a strong commercial category plan that will deliver sales and profit across all product areas. You will be responsible for: * Contributing to the strategic plan for the retail stores. * Defining, developing and implementing a category strategy. * Delivering sales and profit from all product categories. * Pricing and promotional strategy. * Maximising sales and margin from retail space. * Stock holdings in store to maximise sales and margin. * Accountable for all SKUs and Range Management for the store network. * Monitoring and reporting market dynamics to assist with new products. * Managing the performance and development of your team. * Delivery of profitable sales growth from all product categories. The ideal candidate will have a strong retail buying background and a proven background in category management. You must be a strong communicator and have great analytical skills coupled with being commercial astute. You must be able to lead and motivate a team that will drive growth and profitability in your area.