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Category Technical Manager - Health & Beauty

Job Title: Category Technical Manager - Health & Beauty
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + competitive benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q94930
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 24, 2014 16:21

Job Description

A UK business who puts the customer at the heart of everything they do to deliver the best possible customer experience is seeking a Category Technical Manager to lead their Health & Beauty team in relation to all technical matters. This role will principally involve planning, coordinating, developing and delivering all product and technical plans for the category with an emphasis on quality, safety and supplier performance while constantly referring back to the business values which are an integral part of all policies and decisions made. Key Accountabilities * Set the highest possible standards for product both internally and externally * Build and implement detailed and strategic plans that deliver the business goals and values and work across multiple categories to ensure synergies and efficiencies are optimised * Involve key category stakeholders to gain commitment and the required resource to secure delivery * Direct and coach your technical team to excellence in respect of skill sets and product and industry knowledge and ensure a continuous development plan is in place * Lead the category supply base engagement programme and strategy to build strong working relationships, to deliver outstanding supplier performance and to identify new opportunities to improve product quality Skills, Attributes and Experience Required * Experienced within a senior technical position in a retail or FMCG environment, e.g. group technical manager or technical director, ideally with some experience within the health & beauty sector * Experienced in effective team management and building strong teams that work together and independently to deliver outstanding results * Ability to build effective relationships internally across categories and functions and externally with key stakeholders * Strong understanding of the wider grocery industry in the UK and worldwide * Strong influencing skills across all levels of the business to gain commitment and influence change * An articulate and confident communicator * A desire to drive continuous improvement and challenge beyond the norm * A willingness to travel This role offers a fantastic opportunity to a senior technical professional who is looking to join a hugely successful business that continues to outperform the market. If you have the experience required then we would welcome your application. 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.