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Category Trader - Online

Job Title: Category Trader - Online
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q101962
Contact Name: Quest Search and Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 12, 2017 11:46

Job Description

I am currently recruiting for an ambitious Category Trader to join a growing Online trading team.

Reporting to the Category Manager, you will be tasked with delivering an outstanding proposition including; range, promotions and content for our customers, ensuring that we attract and retain customers, while driving sales and margin.

Your duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Delivering the online P&L for your categories (sales, margin and average item price)
  • Carefully selecting the right promotions for digital features for customers, commercial performance and operational efficiency
  • Creating the right range for customers, commercial performance and operational efficiency, including Online exclusive products
  • Conducting margin deep dives to increase knowledge on what products to drive or add within a range to drive £ margin
  • Ensuring a deep understanding of competitor activity on range and ensure the current proposition is in line with customer needs and requirements
  • Traffic mapping, tracking and amendments made to enhance customer experience and maximise sales opportunity

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be customer focused and hugely 'competitor aware'
  • Be commercial astute
  • Have excellent organisational skills;
  • Hold a proven track record of consistent delivery against trading KPIs
  • Possess strong analytical and numerical skills with proven track record of performance analysis
  • Ideally have retail / digital grocery market knowledge - Understanding of supply chain and promotion mechanics as well as manufacturing and Food Online operations and the ability to derive value
  • Be passionate about online retail

If you have the relevant experience and you are looking for your next exciting opportunity, please apply now with an up to date CV. On top of a generous benefits package the salary will reflect your current experience and open the door to one of the UK's leading and most successful retailers in its field

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.