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Category Manager

Industry SectorNon-Grocery, Retail
Salary£34,000 to £40,000 per annum
LocationsEast Midlands, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted09 October 2017

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I am currently recruiting an Assistant Category Manager on behalf of a well established retailer in North Leicestershire. Joining a successful and ambitious buying team, the Assistant Category Manager is required to support growth across the business and will be responsible for the end to end process as outlined below. If you are looking for an exciting role within a business that will allow you to thrive and develop with autonomy whilst also offering support, please get in touch to find out more.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

- Analysing sales and forecasting future trends
- Building and developing the ranges in your category based on your analysis
- Thorough market research of possible new products (competitor analysis, attending trade shows)
- Sourcing new products once you have decided on a range for market
- Finding new suppliers and managing existing ones, including negotiating costs and service levels
- Developing and monitoring KPI's with regards to supplier performance
- Monitoring stock and implementing processes around this to maintain optimum levels
- Producing ad hoc reports and analysis particularly with regards to sales and profitability
- Overseeing the work of Junior Buyers and Category Assistants

The successful candidate will be:

- Experienced in a similar role within a retail environment
- Motivated to succeed and passionate about individual and category development
- Proficient on Excel (vlookups, pivot tables) with an analytical mindset
- Used to sourcing from a range of suppliers on a world-wide scale
- Personable with the ability to manage internal and external stakeholder relationships

Macildowie is a specialist recruitment consultancy with a rich history of enhancing the careers of professionals across the Midlands and the Northern Home Counties. We have an unrivalled understanding of the local market place and recruit for the majority of the regions premier employers. To search for all of our live jobs please visit us at[link removed]

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