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Job Title Category Manager
Contract Type Permanent
Salary £20 - £25K Per Annum + Benefits
Start Date ASAP
Our Reference Q88356
Who to Contact Quest Seach Selection -
Job Advertised almost 5 years ago

Job Description

A growing online retailer is recruiting for a Category Manager to join its team in the West Midlands. The successful candidate will be expected to drive conversion and sales and to outperform the agreed P&L targets. The Category Manager has full Category Management and P&L accountability and the role will require a close working relationship with suppliers. You will also be expected to: * Maximise sales and deliver agreed revenue targets * Deliver a weekly commercial report at the sales meeting, highlighting key achievements and opportunities * Manage stock availability, ensuring all back orders are resolved within 48 hours * Manage price position versus competition to ensure all pricing issues are resolved in line with the agreed rules, maximise revenue and profit (within agreed stock limits), with no major gaps to competitors * Manage inventory levels to ensure minimum overstock, and have a clear exit strategy on slower-moving inventory so as to maximise company cash flow * Present a full category review in line with agreed timetable * Develop an intimate understanding of the market, delivering market-leading ranging and promotional strategies growing sales and profit in line with agreed targets * Actively manage the supplier base and negotiate the best possible deals, delivering percentage margin growth in line with agreed targets The ideal candidate will: * Be educated to degree level or equivalent * Have experience in Buying, Merchandising, Supply Chain or Marketing with a large UK retailer * Have a high level of IT literacy, particularly Excel * Be highly numerical and analytical * Have strong communication and negotiation skills * Have strong prioritisation and personal organisation skills In return, the Category Manager will receive a good salary and generous benefits as well as the excellent opportunity to join a growing business. If you believe you fit the above criteria, please apply now.

Ref: Q88356 | Published: almost 5 years ago


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