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Assistant Category Manager

£26000 - £28000

Buying and Merchandising

South East




Job Description

Assistant Category Manager - Milton Keynes - Up to £28k

Are you an experienced Assistant Buyer/Assistant Category Buyer looking for a new challenge with an innovative and engaging retail business?

Our client is growing their high performing home and furniture department and is now looking for talented people who are collaborative and innovative to join their team. With continued growth planned for the new financial year an opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Category Manager to join the business to work within their head office.

What does this role as Assistant Category Manager involve?

  • Managing assortment and range planning and selection for all channels

  • Undertaking regular review of given categories to optimise ranges in order to grow sales and margin

  • Review of promotional activity and implement learnings to improve promotional and margin performance

  • Managing the product range/new product ranges in line with the critical paths across all teams in the business

  • To liaise with the Merchandiser making them aware of any external factors that may require forecasts to change,

  • To negotiate and manage supplier terms specifically price, quality, availability, rebates and marketing support,

  • Develop effective communication with sales managers and close relationships with the trading teams.

What do I need to be successful in this role as Assistant Category Manager?

  • Experience with a well-known retailer in a assistant buying/assistant category management position

  • Previous experience with home or furniture product areas

  • Proven track record in building successful ranges and strategies

  • Able to build effective relationships across all levels within an organisation, communicating with clarity and credibility

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including IT proficiency

So if you are a motivated and confident assistant buyer/assistant category manager looking for a new challenge with a leading retail business apply now!

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