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Category Manager

Posted 4 December 2017 by Michael Page Retail Ended

Maximise the buying margin of the business, and to minimise the stock holding of the business, across all product categories.

To ensure that the product offer of the business is always in sync with customer needs

Client Details

A family owned, British furniture company, who are specialists in their market.

Description

This primary role is to select the right suppliers and products to enhance our offer and differentiate us from the competition, this includes:


-Development of our own brand range


-Understand customer needs and developing innovative solutions through great product development


-Managing supplier relationships and negotiating terms with suppliers, continually reviewing the market, looking for alternative and better sources of supply and bench-marking our suppliers for performance and cost effectiveness.


-Working alongside both the marketing and e-commerce manager to ensure our content in both electronic and printed format is best in class


-Work closely with stock control and logistics to ensure stock is maintained at an effective level to offer first class service to our customers and manage our working capital

Profile

The successful candidate is likely to have excellent knowledge of furniture, office equipment, or the education sector. You will be independent and able to build new supplier relationships independently, and to build/develop strategy for own brand product offerings.

Job Offer

A great package with pension, health-care, and staff discount.

Required skills

  • Buying
  • Buyer
  • Category manager

Reference: 33946347

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