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Category Manager - Health & Beauty

Job Title: Category Manager - Health & Beauty
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West London, London
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q97319
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 07, 2015 16:40

Job Description

This leading high-street retailer is looking for a Category Manager to manage one of their own-brand Beauty categories. This is an exciting opportunity to work with fast-paced working environment to take control of this premium, fast moving category including the P&L, marketing, brand and commercial credentials that delivers against all of the Category KPI's.

As a Buyer you will interface between supply chain, merchandising and marketing to ensure excellent execution of Own Brand ranges.

Responsible for the development and management of the Junior Buyer

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing the range, developing and implementing clear category plans
  • 360 degree Product development and management
  • Develop and deliver new & existing supplier relationship to build strong, commercial plans with relevant support and investment
  • Heavily involved on own brand development from design, commercial and working closely with the testing and quality team.
  • Collaborate with International Buying & sourcing teams
  • Monitor and evaluate commercial performance on a weekly/monthly/annual basis, proactively introducing revised plans and activity.
  • identify and source new products and review existing to ensure commercially viable range of products.
  • Competitive Shopping and understanding of the market
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of promotions throughout the year.

You must be:

  • An Experienced Buyer or Category Management ideally from a health, Beauty, food or FMCG background.
  • Must have own brand /NPD experience in a similar sector.
  • Equipped with strong commercial acumen & negotiation skills to maximise profitability for the category.
  • Has lead and managed an individual or team
  • Has full category responsibility of an area
  • Affiliation with the product and brand and has a track record of success through their career
  • Graduate calibre

This is a brilliant role within a market leader in the UK retail industry with market leading own-brand products. The successful candidate will receive a car allowance, bonus potential and join their company pension scheme. If you're interested in this opportunity and have the relevant experience, please apply now quoting the reference Q97319.

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.