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Interim Category Specialist

Recruiter1st Executive
Industry SectorNon-Grocery, Retail
Salary£350 to £400 per day
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesOperations, Project Management, Purchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted29 September 2017

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1st Executive are currently working with a Global Retail FMCG Organisation based in London who are looking for a Category Specialist to join the Retail & Marketing team.

Role: You will be working with Category Manager's and Category Directors across the following areas:
  • Supporting existing partnerships with retailers.
  • Merchandise for Resale- negotiating supplier trade terms, cost of goods, range reviews, new product developments and on-going supplier management.
  • supporting the retail team, offer development , category manager, new category based innovation and point of difference across emerging markets.

  • You will be managing relationships with cross functional, global teams and assisting with the category strategy implementation across the Retail team.

    Key Requirements:
    • Experience in FMCG or retail background
    • Experience in the following categories will be an advantage; Retail, Supply Chain, Product Development, Operations, Marketing, Indirects, Financial Services, IT.
    • Skilled in category strategy development and execution
    • Skilled in in sourcing, contracting, supplier management and contract management
    • Knowledge of P2P processes, SAP, Ariba e-sourcing or other e-procurement tools is desirable.
    • Demonstrable experience in the relevant Retail Convenience category is preferable
    • Experience managing cross functional teams
    • Experience in a matrix environment

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    Recruiter: 1st Executive
    Tel: 0843 216 3030
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