Category Manager – Impulse

Category Manager – Impulse

Ref: JO-1902-105887 | £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits | Location:North London, London, England | Added:03/02/19

This award winning, international retailer & wholesaler is currently looking for a Category Manager to work alongside the Commercial and Stock & Analyst team to drive their Impulse category forward.

This retail & wholesale business with continued growth is looking for Buyers who want to be part of an innovative and forward-thinking business that has shown to grow and diversify in different markets.

As a Buying Manager you will be responsible for the buying, supply and development of a range of products to achieve targets and maximise turnover and profitability. The impulse category includes Crisps, Confectionary, Fruit & Nuts and other ambient products.

As a Category /Buying Manager responsibilities include:

  • Plan and develop a profitable and commercial product range
  • Negotiate and monitor terms with suppliers and drive excellent business relationships with both UK and European suppliers.
  • Working with the Buyer & Supply Manager to complete open to buy forecasts
  • Getting customers feedback from Manager’s and the Insight team
  • Executing category reviews and business plans
  • Maintain sales and profit according to budget within a short, medium and long-term business plan
  • Approving planogram templates
  • Determining process to achieve category margins
  • Negotiation on all supplier side
  • Being responsible for the promotional programme to maximise profit and sales

To be successful in this Buying Manager position you must have –

  • Category Management or Buying experience within Retail, Supplier or Purchasing food background from a Impulse, fresh food, grocery, frozen or ambient category.
  • Knowledge of the retail & wholesale business
  • Track record of success within your career
  • Have lead and coached to deliver outstanding results as part of a team
  • Excellent communication at all levels & maintain and developed key supplier relationships

This is a great opportunity to work in in a fast-paced environment and be part of a larger business with exposure to the board & executive team and be part of business that has a turnover of a £Billion internationally. In return you will receive a competitve bonus, car allowance & contributory pension. If you feel that you have the Category or Buying experience within the given product category, please apply today quoting the reference JO-1902-105887.

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