Senior Category Manager

Purple Pen Recruitment Ltd
£45000 - £50000/annum plus bonus and car allowance
12 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time
I have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Category Manager to join my well known client on a permanent basis.

This role will report into the Head of Category and will be responsible for category management, marketing and merchandising across UK and Ireland.

This is a great opportunity for someone looking to take the next step in their career. A genuine opportunity to work for a fantastic, established company.

My client is offering a basic salary up to £50k, plus car allowance and bonus.

The Role

Develop and execute the category strategy and management of range, pricing and promotion.
Ensure that the businesses’ relative position is strengthened by developing a strategic position and vision for the category.
Lead the team to undertake on-going assessment of the competitive positioning of the category, understand market developments and customer insight analysis, validate pricing decisions, and best present the category experience through all channels.
Develop show stopping new products alongside NPD department to capitalise on market trends, satisfy consumer demand and grow market share.
Conduct full and thorough category range reviews using available resources and execute them on time across all channels.
Work alongside the key proprietary brands to develop NPD and market leading business plans to drive market share is this highly competitive category.
Responsible for a small team to include management of performance and development through objective setting and guidance.

The Person

Previous retail Category / Buying Management experience essential.
Experience in people management and indirectly influencing supporting functions.
Proven track record of leadership, working independently and motivational skills.
Previous track record of delivering successful sales and profit results through own personal direction.
Creative thinking and the ability to inspire others to think outside of the box and change approach to get radically different results.
A proven ability to create sustainable competitive advantage.
Highly numerate and analytical with ability to draw meaningful conclusions from multiple data sets.
Proven track record of strong negotiation skills.
Extensive in using forecasting tools and techniques, ERP software solution and advanced user of all Microsoft Office tools