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Category Manager

Job Title: Category Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + BENEFITS
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q101785
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 20, 2016 14:43

Job Description

A new exciting opportunity has arisen for a Food Buying Manager, to join one of the UK's most recognisable retailers.

As Category Manager your main responsibilities will be:

  • Developing and implementing the overall strategic direction and financial plans for your category
  • Delivering propositions and ranges targeted at the customer, including some NPD
  • Managing the supplier relationship through effective negotiation and delivering added value for the business through identifying new suppliers
  • Monitoring and driving sales performance through the continuous review of key competitor activity and adjustment of the proposition as appropriate
  • Delivering promotional propositions targeted at the customer
  • Support commercial management and analysis for forecasts and sales figures
  • Manage and coach the buying team

As Category Manager your skills will ideally include:

  • Wealth of Buying experience within a retail or wholesale environment, ideally in food but other category experience will be considered
  • Experience with snacks, nuts, crisps or similar would be advantageous
  • Sound commercial acumen and excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly organised and structured - strong time management skills
  • Computer literacy and highly numerate

This is a brilliant role which offers a starting salary of £45k-£55k as well as a strong benefits package.

If working for a leading retailer with unparalleled progression opportunities appeals to you, then don't hesitate to apply.

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.