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Category Manager

  • Location

    West Midlands

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £50,000 - £55,000k

  • Contact:

    Zoe Houghton

  • Contact email:

    zoeh@mvp-search.com

  • Job ref:

    59100

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-04-10

  • Consultant:

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The company

An excellent opportunity to be part of an exciting, global business, with a strong presence in the UK and an extensive portfolio of well-known brands.

This is an exciting new position, part of a developing and dynamic team, with excellent opportunities for career development.

The challenge

  • Create and deliver the Customer Proposition for a major, multi million pounds business category, ultimately driving sales, increasing market share and profit.
  • Own and deliver Category Trading plans to deliver the Customer Proposition, thereby driving category growth.
  • Accountability for and drive the implementation of the range within the business
  • Be accountable for the Price Position of the category
  • Be the authority on Product detail, specification and performance
  • Gain and develop market, competitor and product knowledge to influence Category performance
  • Generate reports and analyse data to act on/ make recommendations on Range, Pricing, Sales Plans, Promotions
  • Support the Category Assistants, in their role as the first line of contact for internal customers and stakeholders
  • Represent Category Function at Operational and other Business’ meetings, deputise for Director as necessary
  • Build and maintain successful relationships at all levels within the business and with customers

What You’ll Bring

The successful candidate will have demonstrable commercial awareness and expertise within a customer focussed trading environment, together with proven experience of supplier management.

c£50-55k + car + excellent benefits