Category Buying Manager / Product Manager

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Nuneaton
Salary
30000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual + GBP30000 - GBP35000/annum Company Car Flexible Holiday Buy Hel
Posted
06 Oct 2017
Closes
03 Nov 2017
Sector
Sales
Job Type
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Category Buying Manager / Product Manager -We require a talented category manager who is keen to launch a new category for a leading Midlands Trade, Retail and Distribution business. The organisation is a very successful SME with the desire to grow.

SALARY: GBP35,000

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS:

Company Car
Flexible Holiday Buy Help Scheme
25 Days Holiday
Large Company Benefits
Company Pension

LOCATION: Coventry

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby, Solihull, Royal Lamington Spa

JOB SPECIFICATION: Category Buying Manager / Product Manager

Reporting to the Category and Product Development Director, you will drive build and grow a new category for the UK business. The role requires a first class communicator to manage numerous stakeholders. You will be responsible but not restricted to the following tasks:-

* Responsible for the strategic & tactical plans for the entire product and category strategy.
* Devise compelling category strategies for both branded and Own Label ranges in line with the customer need.
* Manage the category process from cradle to grave. I.e. Source, Buy, Launch.
* Work with procurement teams and buying teams to seek out product deals.
* Manage internal and external relationships, including supplier base to deliver initiatives.
* Create and deliver budgets, including forecasting and re-forecasting.
* Range selections, including gap analysis, margin mix, shopper lead merchandising and customer insight.
* Identify relevant NPD and ensure the range is ahead of the market curve.
* Development with Own Brand buyer product/product ranges to drive customer loyalty and profitability.
* Run tactical/short term plans, including monthly promotional offers, POS briefs and PR campaigns.
* Monitor of pricing, stock and competitor activity.

REQUIREMENTS: Category Buying Manager / Product Manager

Experience of working in a competitive trade environment whether it be retail trade or B2B where your commercialism and approach will be rewarded with autonomy and career progression. As the Category Manager/Product Manager, you will have:

* Excellent presentation abilities - written and verbal.
* Superb influencing skills at all levels.
* In depth knowledge of brand and category development techniques.
* Proven track record in delivery of sales, profit & margin and all relevant commercial and marketing KPIs.
* Sound knowledge of the development of new products and brands
* Commercial Marketing experience in or around the retail space.
* Experience of working in fast & changing & reactive markets.
* Proven track record in turning brand activity and insight into positive business results.
* Proven track record in 'end to end category, product or "brands" development (strategy, planning, implementation and review).

THE COMPANY:

This is an opportunity to work with professionals who are arguably some of the best in their field and an organisation that has unrivalled growth plans for 2017/2018.

It is likely the successful candidate will have held any one of the following roles and work (not exclusively) within the following market arenas: Category Manager, Buying Manager, Category Marketing Manager, Product Marketing Manager, Category Buying Manager, Category Buyer.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Joel Barnett quoting Category Buying Manager / Product Manager reference JKB1710-21 to DD: (0)(Apply online only) Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: (0) (Apply online only). Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based