Senior Category Manager

Senior Category Manager

  • Location

    West Midlands, England

  • Sector:

    Procurement and Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Niall Gilligan

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Senior Category Manager

Full time, permanent

West Midlands or London

Salary - £60k-70k pa

I am currently working alongside a market leading retail company who are looking to take on-board an experienced Senior Category Manager to come in and help the progression of the business during an exciting time as they plan to reach new heights.

My client has very realistic plans to be the top company globally to help people understand how to live longer, healthier, happier lives. This is a role that can be based either in the West Midlands or in London and offers hybrid working.

Having experience within procurement for food is essential! working in Food Category you will report to the Head of Category for Food and will own the product management process of a specialist, market leading retailer - from the drawing board into our customers' hands. You will be responsible for 2 of our biggest and most strategically important categories.

Main responsibilities:

  • Continuously reviewing current Category performance and the marketplace, to ensure you understand how your area is currently trading, and how you can build on this to deliver profitable growth.
  • Working with the Own-Label Buying and Product Development Teams, and the supplier base, to deliver an innovative and profitable product range to meet anticipated customer demand and improve the commercial performance of the Category.
  • Leading supplier negotiations and joint business planning for our key strategic partners, to maximise profitability, ensuring that suppliers meet requirements on margin, marketing support and delivery performance.
  • Leading the promotional trade planning process and master plan for the category, which is customer led and drives profitable sales growth, and being supplier funding champion/lead for the category.
  • Delivering range reviews for your category focused on meeting the needs of our customers and delivering profitable growth.
  • Working with the Trade Planning and marketing teams to maximise the success of promotional activity and NPD launches.
  • Working with the Digital team to understand our customer behaviour online and tailor purchasing mechanics for trial, conversion & repeat.
  • Providing information and analysis to assess levels of slow moving & dormant stock and work with the team to clear. Maintain stock at agreed levels for planned activity and to reduce overstocks.
  • Line management of our buying admin assistants, responsible for performance and development through objective setting, coaching and development.

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