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Category Manager

Job Title: Category Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: South West England,
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + BONUS+BENEFITS
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q102069
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 12, 2017 10:45

Job Description

You will be responsible for the delivery of profitable sales across all channels for your specific market, to gain market share by developing and delivering a long term trading strategy. Leading sales and trend analysis for budgeting through execution of the trading plan and identification of customer needs in order to build a solid, customer focused trading plan.

Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Developing your category in line with market trends/customer requirements that deliver optimum commercial success
  • Developing a 2-3 year trading strategy utilising market and customer insights that delivers profitable sales.
  • Leading the creation of category tactical plans and trading activity, including product nominations, POS and marketing.
  • Working in collaboration with Suppliers and the wider Buying Teams to deliver a profitable range and promotion strategy.
  • Setting availability and stock expectations within business parameters.
  • Setting pricing model for all implemented products and ranges.
  • Managing range changes including any required exit strategies.

To be successful you will need:

  • Experience of a retail trading environment
  • A clear understanding of how to develop and land commercial concepts
  • To be focused and able to work to tight deadlines
  • Experience of leading and developing teams
  • Previous experience of financial reporting

In return for your hard work and dedication you will be rewarded with a salary of up to £40k and an excellent benefits package inc. a potential relocation allowance.

If you have the required experience apply now with an up to date CV quoting Q102018

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.