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Senior Category Manager

Job Title: Senior Category Manager Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Worcestershire Industry: Marketing
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + benefits and bonus Start Date: Not specified
REF: 49156 Job Published: about 1 month ago
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job description

Are you a passionate Category Manager looking for your next challenge?
Would you be interested in joining a market leading retail in business in Worcestershire?
 
We are recruiting for a Senior Category Manager on behalf of one of our clients in Worcestershire - they are a market leading retail business who are looking to grow their team due to continued success.
 
This is a very important role within the business, which will require you to manage some of the clients’ largest suppliers who have an annual spend of more than £25m per year.
 
 
“What would I be doing on a day-to-day basis?” - fairly important question right?
  • Taking ownership and management of a range of strategic categories.
  • You'll ensure that sales, margin, and profit expectations are achieved.
  • Maximising key category performance.
  • You'll have an ability to identify, interpret and implement changes following research on market data and trends.
  • Take responsibility for all aspects of merchandising, ensuring products are presented accurately on the company website.
  • Developing and enhancing relationships with suppliers.
  • Collaborating with the in-house marketing team, suggesting, and influencing commercial initiatives.
  • Leading more junior members of the category and marketing teams.
 
“What sort of person is your client looking for?” - as our client is a family run organisation, it’s essential that the personality fit is just as strong as the skillset ... therefore, our client wants:
  • A minimum of 5 years’ category management experience.
  • Experience in multi-category FMCG or traditional plumbing and heating purchasing.
  • A keen eye for spotting opportunities and market trends.
  • A skilled negotiator and relationship-builder with a proven track-record of growing revenue and margin.
  • A highly positive, enthusiastic individual who can work independently to drive new and existing categories.
  • A strong sense of urgency and time management skills to prioritise workload in a fast-paced environment.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to react quickly to changes.
  • A commercial, flexible and "customer first” approach.
  • CIPS qualified to Level 4 (desirable).
 
Our client would ideally be looking for someone who is operating as a Category Manager in an FMCG environment who's looking for their next challenge. If you feel as if you’d be a good fit for this role, let’s have a chat!
 
You can contact me via mobile (07375 544689) or via email (steve.s@pitchconsultants.co.uk). I’m happy to give you more information on this role.
 
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