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Head of Category - Lifestyle

Job Title: Head of Category - Lifestyle
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: England
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q92528
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: RA.60288.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: April 29, 2013 12:49

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has opened for a Category Manager to join one of UKs largest online retailers. The newly opened position will head one of their furniture/lifestyle categories. As Category manager, you will take over the following responsibilities: * Management of profit and loss for the assigned range. * Leading a team of Ecommerce Managers, Merchandisers and Assistants. * Product mixing, sourcing, merchandising and marketing to drive the categorys development. * Developing good offers by effective product selection, pricing and promotion. * Delivery of sales and profit growth plan· Maintaining long term supplier relationships. The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications: * A solid background in Category Management within an FMCG or retail business. * A good track record working as a retail analyst for a top tier consultancy. * Ability to work effectively with a team. * Good commercial acumen. * Competitive attitude with an entrepreneurial spirit. * Good social and networking skills at every level. This is an exciting opportunity with an excellent package that awaits the successful candidate. If you thrive on challenges of this sort and enjoy hitting the ground running, please submit your CV. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.