Category Manager – Consumer Products

Recruiter
FH Resourcing
Location
London
Salary
£50,000-£65,000
Posted
27 Sep 2018
Closes
25 Oct 2018
Job Discipline
Category Management, Trade
Experience Level
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Category Manager – Consumer Products 
Central London 
£50,000-£65,000

Category Management opportunities : Category Manager level and Senior Category Manager levels available.

We are looking for a Category Manager to manage a group or category of products for our client in London. You will be the one responsible for the pricing and overall promotion of a product category to maximize consumer appeal.  Relationships with vendors and product range management will also be part of your duties.

As an excellent category manager you will have extensive experience in understanding consumer needs and the retail environment. You must have a commercial mindset and full comprehension of marketing and sales principles. The goal is to increase sales and profitability of business to drive sustainable growth.

Responsibilities

  • Analyse data or insights to determine industry and consumer trends
  • Devise long-term development strategies for product categories
  • Develop exit strategies for unsuccessful products
  • Foster trust relationships with vendors to achieve better pricing and quality of services
  • Place appropriate orders to ensure product availability that meets consumer demands
  • Determine the positioning of a product category to maximize visibility
  • Liaise with marketing teams to determine competitive pricing and promotional activities of a product category
  • Collaborate with buyers and merchandisers to expand product categories
  • Make forecasts for product demand to ensure the sustainability of inventory
  • Assume responsibility of budget development and revenue for category

Requirements

  • Proven experience as category manager or similar role
  • Solid knowledge of category management, marketing and sales principles
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • An analytical mind with a strategic ability
  • Excellent communication and people skills

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