Salary Range £30,000 to £50,000 - Depending on experience
Job Type: Full-time
An exciting new opportunity to be a Category Manager for a fast growing independent builder's merchant based in London. You will be overall responsible for online and in branch sales & profit for the Kitchen & Bathroom's category.
The role we're recruiting for;
The role of Category Manager is to drive and deliver a product range that meets the customer's needs, whilst achieving or exceeding the budgeted sales and margin for the categories.
*Set a clear and customer focused category strategy to deliver growth in sales and profit.
*Develop and build category plan, to deliver market share growth, informed by internal and external insight to maximise commercial position and provide the best customer proposition.
*Trading Management (delivering the plan and numbers)
*Drive sales and profit through an activity plan including promotion, advertising and PR in alignment with the framework set by Marketing, Direct Channels and Operations Departments.
*Managing SKU level cost and retail price in line with pricing and promotional strategy
*Deliver or exceed budgeted sales and margin whilst maintaining or growing market share.
Supply & Sourcing
*Build profitable supplier partnership to develop market position.
*Develop a clear sourcing strategy to ensure the supply of quality products that meet the customer need through the most efficient route to market.
*Develop high performing business partnerships with key suppliers to maximise business opportunity.
*Manage supplier base to ensure that they meet all of our requirements using supplier KRAs and 100% availability.
Leadership & Team Development
*Develop and lead direct reports to ensure individual growth and maximising of potential.
*Driving engagement with the category and its plans; be a visible ambassador/champion of your category, driving understanding through the business
What we are looking for;
*Experience in category management or similar activity
*Developing & executing a category strategy
*Motivated to achieve targets/deadlines.
*Excellent attention-to-detail, planning and organisation skills.
*Excellent analytical and communication skills (verbal and written) at all levels.
*Excellent planning, time and project management skills.
*Experience of managing a team & good IT skills
Adecco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.