Category Manager

Posted 27 March by MP Resourcing Easy Apply

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This is a growing company looking for a hungry and driven Category Manager to research and increase category range by over 100%, working with the Top 6 retailers, delivering new category insights and collaborative new range reviews.

To manage customer specific product and/or range requirements, and promote the core company brands. To foster strong relationships with partner factories in Asia, to deliver the necessary product mix.

Duties Include

  • Providing your client with customer focused insights regarding the product and category
  • Management of a distinct product ranges and responsible for sourcing, product design and marketing, pricing, packaging, and range formulation
  • Creating and developing a long-term plan and strategy for development of the category
  • Project managing the NPD process from concept to implementation, developing products and packaging solutions which generate target margin requirements
  • Ensure that all products are fit for purpose, conform to the necessary quality standards
  • Manage the life-cycle of the products, checking costs and refinements where necessary
  • Understand customer expectations, the state of the market and monitor competitor activity, so that sustained margin can be achieved with new products over an agreed lifespan
  • Working alongside customer and national accounts teams to translate customer insights into strategies which drive performance
  • Manage the life-cycle of the products, checking costs and refinements where necessary
  • Manage customer specific product and/or range requirements, and promote the core company brands
  • Foster strong relationships with partner factories and our own office in Asia, to deliver the necessary product mix

The Ideal Background

  • You will have previous experience as a category manager ideally for a similar organisation
  • The ability to analyse and accurate conclusions to support category decisions based on key data is essential
  • A thorough understanding of retail insights is essential
  • Strong presentation skills, confidence and gravitas in front of customers
  • Strong excel skills, highly numerical and analytically minded
  • Entrepreneur in nature and a roll your sleeves up attitude
  • Strong ability to draw insight from numbers, communicating effectively to a variety of audiences
  • Highly organised
  • Detailed, though able to adapt your level of detail audience dependent
  • Previous experience and knowledge of a retail environment

This is an excellent opportunity for a category manager to join a growing company offering career opportunities.

Please note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application for this position, however we may contact you in the future to discuss other opportunities.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

Reference: 34074758

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