Category Manager

Location
England,Hertfordshire,St. Albans
Salary
Up to £40000 per annum + + bonus and benefits
Posted
27 Apr 2018
Closes
25 May 2018
Ref
CJH9572
Contact
Recruitment Team
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Category Manager, St. Albans - We are looking for an experienced Category Manager to join a leisure company at the top of its game. They have one of the most recognisable names in their industry and locations than span the width and breadth of the country. They would likely be one of the first names that came to mind if you were to think about their offerings, which in this competitive marketplace is no mean feat. The role requires candidates that work at a fast pace and are full of life, passion and enthusiasm. You will be confident in communicating with peers, stakeholders and partners alike, and you will possess the ability to build, maintain and negotiate beneficial working relationships. You will need at least 2 years previous experience in a similar role, working for a commercial business, ideally within leisure and hospitality.

As the Category Manager you will work closely with senior colleagues across several teams split across multiple arms of the business. You'll use your strong negotiation skills to manage key supplier accounts, ensuring partnerships are well managed, with an aim to have the best quality products available to your customers, at the best possible price for ROI for the business. You'll proactively review performance of the product range and make recommendation to improve the lines. Using insights, you will ensure the mix of products available offers peak performance, aligned to seasonal calendars, which you will plan in advance. This is a dynamic business with ever changing customer demand, is it is essential you keep the company not just on trend, but ahead of the competition. This will make sure they continue to be the 'go-to' company and first thought of their customers.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a fun, vibrant and lively company, with a working environment to match. Not only this, but they reward their colleagues hard work with a fantastic benefits package, including the opportunity to earn 10% annual bonus.

Due to the location of their offices, this position is commutable from Watford, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Dunstable, Aylesbury, Luton, Letchworth, Bedford and Milton Keynes.

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