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Category Manager - Garden/Decorative/Outdoor/Seasonal

Job Title: Category Manager - Garden/Decorative/Outdoor/Seasonal
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q95395
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: RA.83677.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: May 21, 2014 16:45

Job Description

Our client, one of UK’s leading retailers is looking to hire a Category Manager for their Garden/Outdoor category, covering everything from tools to plant care to ride-on toys! As the Category Manager, your role will involve: * Initiating the creation of own brand ranges whilst maintaining the relationships with the branded suppliers * Working with the marketing team to develop a clear understanding of how best to take ranges to market * Supporting the core trading teams through coaching and development * Ensuring that the ranges are aligned with the new overall strategic direction * Maintaining strong relationships across the merchandising, marketing and operations functions To qualify for this role, you must have the following skills and experience: * Specific Garden and Outdoor buying experience * Extensive Far East sourcing experience * A good track record in delivery of own brand ranges * Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills * Ability to deal with complex data, analyse results and present solutions For this new post, the rewards are excellent with great opportunities to develop in a changing environment, and have a large influence in an exciting, growing workplace. If you think that you are qualified for this position, please send us your CV today. 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.