Category Manager

Location
England,Leicestershire
Salary
£40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted
08 Aug 2018
Closes
05 Sep 2018
Ref
13940615/001
Contact
Sophie Shanu
Job Discipline
Category Management
Experience Level
Manager
Sectors
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
* Exciting opportunity as organisation enters new growth phase

* Commercially focused Category Manager required for excellent opportunity


Client Details

Our client is a multi-award winning retail business based in Leicestershire that has enjoyed phenomenal success and expansion in recent years. They are a very fast paced retailer with bundles of ideas, enthusiasm, drive and ambition. They are looking for a Category Manager with excellent commercial skills to grow into a managerial role.


Description

The Category Manager will lead the largest Category, developing product ranges, recommending new products as well as managing product life cycle in order to drive sales and revenue.



Using data and insight they will be responsible for investigating new trends and opportunities within the market in order to remain at the forefront of competition within their Category. They will create a portfolio of products in line with consumer needs and will communicate recommendations to cross-functional teams within the business. They will also communicate with external agencies in order to develop the product messaging to consumers through packaging and POS as well as working closely with the internal marketing team. The Category Manager will measure products performance in order to drive change and develop category strategy.



The successful candidate will report into the Head of Product and will be act as a leader of best in class within the team.


Profile

The Category Manager will have:



* Proven Product Management/ Category Management expertise within a consumer business

* Proven ability of creating and delivering commercially focused strategy

* Strong commercial acumen

* Ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholder

* Great communication skills

* Flexible and innovative, with a drive for change


Job Offer

Salary £40,000-£45,000 + Benefits

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