Junior Category Manager

Junior Category Manager

Ref: JO-2203-110021 | £32000 - £36000 per annum + Additional Benefits | Location:Wembley, London, England | Added:05/05/22

Quest Search & Selection are proud to partner a global £billion fashion, accessories and gifting retail business with stores in UK, Europe & USA.

This role is to drive the performance of a specific set of branded products across all channels .

Category Management roles are accountable for a wide range of activities and KPI’s.

Duties & Responsibilities for this Junior Category Manager –

  • In conjunction with Head of Category Management to agree the strategy and key objectives
  • Gain understanding of trends, competition across different marketplaces and channel.
  • Assist in preparing sales & stock plans, range and buying plans which meet sale & stock and intake margin targets
  • Build and preserve positive and trusted relationships with suppliers
  • Looking at the introduction of new ranges
  • Reviews performance by each brand and by channel and identifies brands that should be exited
  • Contribute to profit management through accurate forecasting and recommendations on action
  • Prepare range vs budget plan by grade and format.
  • clearing terminal stock and availability targets
  • Review and update sales and stock forecasts and OTB
  • Ensure WSSI and commitments are accurately maintained

To be successful in this Junior Category Manager –

  • 3 years + experience within a Assistant or Junior Category Manager, Buyer or Merchandiser
  • Suits a Category Manager or a Merchandiser that is closer to product or a Buyer than is closer to the numbers!
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of branded buying and merchandising principles
  • The business is open to product categories but ideally fits within a Jewellery, Accessories, Toys, Homewares, Footwear or Bags/Luggage.
  • Understanding of key metrics of the merchandising functions such as OTB, Range reviews and sales and stock intake
  • Highly numerate & an analytical mindset
  • Demonstrably high level of commercial awareness
  • Strong data collection and analysis skills
  • Good numerical and analytical skills

The benefits of this Junior Category Manager level –

  • Bonus Potential
  • 24 days holidays
  • 5% contributory pension
  • 2/3 days working in office

If you are keen to be part of a new organisation that is growing globally and is a market leader in their field, please send your cv today!

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